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Jun 2, 2010 04:29 AM

Hell's Kitchen new season

I'm surprised Linda didn't have something going on this but I have a couple comments. Like I always hated this show (but watched last year cuz I kind of know Andy Husbands) and last nite just reinforced how much I hate it. Even tho two Boston chefs are on it, I certainly won't bother with the DVR and may not bother if I'm sitting there with nothing else to do at 8PM. Gordon Ramsey just sucks on this show of course, but it seemed like they're trying to make the contestants more caricatures of themselves. They had these super closeups of everyone's sweaty skin, making stupid faces at the appropriate time, or snickering at someone getting panned by Ramsey then another dumb face. That Italian chef makes me think of Fabio on Top Chef, the older woman seems to be trying to make a fight with that Autumn girl just to make one, the guy who talked about slaughtering his animals was a tool. They all suck and worse is GR and his stupid yelling, spitting out food and swearing. It's like all the contestants are required to say a certain amount of F-bombs. Man, this show sucks.

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  1. I enjoyed it, it was like visiting an old friend - a comfortable formula and anyhow there's not much else to watch in summer.

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    1. re: smartie

      Same here. Loved its crappiness and will watch every episode.

      1. re: Firegoat

        Yeah, next week will be the MOST! SHOCKING! HK! EVER!

        Gordon will yell and stuff...

        Damn you, Tigers, if you could hit with men on base I wouldn't be forced to watch this dreck:)

        1. re: coney with everything

          I even rewatched part of it on Hulu this morning because I missed the first 10 minutes!

    2. LOL Joanie! I'm only watching it because of Jason Santos (a.k.a. "Jay", or "The Smurf"). I'm much more of a Top Chef fan. HK is way too over the top and more about the drama!!! and the swearing!!!! and sending food back!!!

      Otherwise, like you, I'm rather tired of the 'characters' they have on the show. The farmer and the 30-year veteran of the kitchen (who I've dubbed "Puss-face" for the constant sour look on her face) and the Italian are all, as you put it, tools.

      Not a whole lot of face time for Jason this episode. Who's the other Boston-area chef?

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      1. re: LindaWhit

        Oh yeah, I was wondering about the "Jay" usage. Never have heard him called that in Boston. The other guy works at the waterfront Sel de la Terre.

        At least Jason didn't do anything stupid, yet. When he starts making bug eye faces, we'll know he's taken the kool-aid.

        As far as other stuff to watch, there's the excellent Justified on FX which will soon be replaced by Rescue Me. Burn Notice is starting up again on USA this week. Entourage is back at the end of the month and Friday Night Lights is the best show on TV that no one but me and the Globe TV critic watches. Such an amazing show. With ESPN's Around the Horn, Pardon the Interruption, basketball playoffs and Top Chef, my DVR is plenty busy.

        1. re: Joanie

          At first I thought the other guy from Sel de la Terre was "The Farmer". But that seems to be Andrew.

          And yes, Jason hasn't done anything yet to bring down the WOR (Wrath Of Ramsay) on him yet. But I'm sure it's just a matter of time. I don't think there's been one contestant that hasn't caught sh*t from him at one time or another.

          But like a car wreck, I will probably watch.

      2. This season's really over-the-top. I'll keep watching, but, like LindaWhit, kinda like watching a car-crash watching...

        1. Does anyone know what the guy's tattoo was? I saw the shocked look on everyone's face and then it went to commercial and my DVR punked out for a few minutes. Not really relevant, just wanting to know.

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          1. re: bookwormchef

            His tattoo was "Hell's Kitchen" including the pitchfork.

          2. I've never seen this show before, and only tuned in because of Santos.

            This show is horrible. Who watches this crap? If there's nothing else on TV, then how about this: turn off the TV and go outside! It's summer! Make a nice summer salad. Anything but this!

            I couldn't even finish.

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            1. re: Alcachofa

              South Fl summer is pretty much like the So Fl fall, winter and spring, variations of hot (although it was a bit nippy this winter), so inside is pretty good with the AC cranked up. I am pretty happy watching the food programs.