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Hell's Kitchen starts again September

wow another season (sic) is upon us almost. Feels like the last one just ended. September 22nd.

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  1. I wonder what collection of baffoons they will round up this time.

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    1. re: duckdown

      The buffoons have been picked (thankfully, no one from the Boston area, so perhaps I'll forego this season)

      http://www.tvsquad.com/2010/08/23/mee...

      http://www.fox.com/hellskitchen/photo...

      1. re: LindaWhit

        Jeebus. I wish they'd give the "boys vs. girls" thing a rest.

        Eastern US vs. Western US? Do a challenge and let the two winning "chefs" pick teams?

        Shake it up a bit.

        1. re: coney with everything

          Smokers vs non? Tattoos vs non? Swearers vs. non? I agree I hate the sex break.

          1. re: chowser

            Well, NO one likes taking breaks from sex, chowser. Just sayin'. ;-)

            And wouldn't it be one gigantor team of swearers vs. a team of no one?

            1. re: LindaWhit

              Ooh, must have been a big Freudian slip.;-) That's what happens when you try to squeeze in a post with no time.

        2. re: LindaWhit

          Lots of Chicago in there, and quite a few Brooklyn.

        3. re: duckdown

          Hell's Kitchen. The food-lover's equivalent of American Idol. And I mean that in the worst possible way.

        4. It did just end. and Master Chef is still in progress. What no Kitchen Nightmares (guilty pleasure)?

          But as advertised, "This will be the most " yeah , yeah 'SEASON ever!!!!!!!!!"

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          1. re: Quine

            but we will all still watch it...........

              1. re: smartie

                If only so we can follow the discussion here...;-)

                1. re: smartie

                  Guilty! I'll program my dvr to record it. :)

                  1. re: jujuthomas

                    I'll watch it. Master Chef has failed to captivate me.

              2. Fed up with Ramsay and his gleeful abuse of third-rate fry cooks with DSM-IV maladies. Kinda like watching your dog get hit by a car every week. This "trial-by-ordeal" cooking show formula has become paralytically boring.

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                1. re: Kagemusha

                  Fed up with Ramsay and his gleeful abuse of third-rate fry cooks with DSM-IV maladies. Kinda like watching your dog get hit by a car every week. This "trial-by-ordeal" cooking show formula has become paralytically boring.

                  FTW- THAT WAS AWESOME Kagemusha!!!

                2. Yawn.

                  I watched the first season of HK, and bits and pieces of the second, didn't even bother to catch the third. HK is too focused on the 'drama' or Ramsey's abuse and mechanical reproduction of someone else's recipes on a line for it to be interesting to me. I realize they have to pick some dysfunctional people to get that reality show conflict, but the last episode I watched all I just wished I could slap half of them across the head and tell them to man up or get out.

                  You could drop any of the Top Chef contestants from the second half of the season into HK and they would win the whole thing without breaking a sweat.

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                  1. re: TuteTibiImperes

                    That may be true, but it HK can still make for entertaining tv. This is my first season watching Top Chef (since it's in DC and I'm in DC, I gave it a try) and I have to say, kinda boring.

                    1. re: Bob W

                      This season of TC *is* boring. There have been better - TC7 is the best from a food/cooking standpoint, IMO.

                  2. God forgive me, but I have watched an occasional episode of Hell's Kitchen. I really do not have much respect for Gordy (he hates that name) and the cooks on this show couldn't carry the jockstraps of the Top Chef chefs (or something similar for the female Top Chef chefs).

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                    1. re: John E.

                      "...the cooks on this show couldn't carry the jockstraps of the Top Chef chefs (or something similar for the female Top Chef chefs)."

                      Their thongs? ;-)