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Sep 22, 2010 07:45 PM

Hell's kitchen season 8

OMFG- I just watched the first episode of this season's hell's kitchen and he has turned it into the wal-mart of food/cooking shows. Cooking on tv has now hit rock bottom.

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  1. yeah but next week it looks like someone goes psycho and EMS are called! I love trash TV!

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    1. re: hill food

      How was that any different than this week then? You know what would truly be something 'that's never happened in hell's kitchen" good cooking.

      1. re: hill food

        Are you sure that wasn't in the first episode? I think the woman that got hauled away never to return was the one that prepared a signature dish that made Gordy puke. The pressure must have gotten to her.

        1. re: John E.

          perhaps she had tasted her dish after all and it made her sick!

        2. re: hill food

          Yeah, it will be the MOST! DRAMATIC! HELL'S! KITCHEN! EVER!

        3. I wouldn't be surprised if Sabrina and Raj (and maybe that girl who fainted) were paid actors/chefs specially recruited just to cause trouble and get ratings.

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          1. re: 00chris

            I think part of the fun is dissecting what the producers are doing, Sabrina and Raj should have been shoved, but they make better TV than the ones that did get the hook. I mean psychos generate the ratings, not the agreeable earnest types.I knew Vinny wouldn't get it - too photogenic and Raj? well just a train wreck waiting to happen paid actor or not.

            Real World has manipulated/cast the characters esp. on the SF one in order to cause tension (although according to Dave Eggers the guy really was a tweak-freak, forget his name, Puck?) and I can only guess HK does the same.

            1. re: 00chris

              I was thinking the same thing about Raj, Sabrina and the slow lady.
              These ppl must be paid to be roadblocks, but there are enough odd people out there where HK can bring in these oddballs for free. Why pay for something you can get for free? lol

              1. re: 00chris

                I gotta agree. I have a feeling they were "planted" there on purpose.

              2. It was a total train wreck and I can't believe they're going to pay out $250k to one of these loons. Speaking of, RAJ: straight out of Casting 101 or at least Hell's Kitchen Casting 101: All Three Stooges meets John Belushi rolled into one. But wait, this is a cooking show, right? I found myself playing 'count the smokers' when they were outside. Seems like this one may not be as fuming as other casts. But really, Gordon? Really? (Yes, really, apparently. I'm still watching. Sigh.)

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                1. re: HabaneroJane

                  I love the show in this Jerry Springer 'esque stage. Once they cull out the pathetic, the show gets so boring.

                  Go RAJ!!!!

                  1. re: HabaneroJane

                    <All Three Stooges meets John Belushi rolled into one>
                    No. John Belushi was funny.

                    <I found myself playing 'count the smokers>
                    Funny, I was thinking it would make a good drinking game if you took a shot every time someone said "b**ch." I'd have been trashed before 15 minutes were up. Seriously, though, if I hear that word on that show one more time I'm going to scream.

                  2. My early pick to win? Gail. Seems like one of the few half way sane ones there. I admit to being amused when he had the gal with the boobs hanging out of her dress cover them with a towel.

                    1. Don't all chefs work in 5" heels?

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                      1. re: junescook

                        Those heels were ridiculous. almost as much as that other one's boobs hanging out/
                        meanwhile, where did JP go? To his senses, I presume!

                        1. re: HabaneroJane

                          According to news reports JP is overseeing the opening of one of Gordon's new ventures so he's off this season.

                          1. re: HabaneroJane

                            I MISS JP! I was not impressed with the new guy at all.