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Jul 25, 2011 08:47 PM

Hell's Kitchen 7/25 - spoiler

I missed last week's shows so I have no idea why Elise despises Carrie. Notwithstanding that many people seem to dislike Carrie, it's Elise with her ghetto attitude that's annoying. Is Gordo intentionally trying to sink the women's team? I believe the women wanted Carrie to volunteer for the vacancy on the men's team and Carrie was willing until Gordo vetoed the idea and sent Natalie, who seems to be the most competent and sensible person, to the men's team.

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  1. I caught about five minutes toward the end.
    Someone cried, someone sneered, several said they could do better. A jacket got impaled.

    I pity the editors as the characters' (and Gordon's) faces have changed, but the story hasn't.

    1. We watched about 5 total minutes of this (flipped between HK, Tigers game and No Reservations!) so I have no idea who got the (certainly well deserved) boot

      Carrie is pretty useless as far as I can tell but ITA about Elise...someday she'll end up on People's Court or Judge Judy.

      They do seem to set up the women's team for failure consistently, but it's such a farce that I can't bestir myself to care that much.

      1. SSDD ;-)
        This show is so wrote and so incredibly stale. Swap out characters and you've got the same show, same formula, same issues.
        Food isn't cooked. Food is overcooked. Diners wait for food. Gordon et. al chefs scream at the contestants. Food is thrown.
        Does screaming and barking in the kitchen make for a good chef? I don't think so. Anecdotally, I was at a wonderful restaurant in the Outer Banks, NC last month and it had an open kitchen. 2 male chefs, complete quiet, total efficiency of movement and as the restaurant filled, entrees were going out at a proper pace without any of the drama.
        It's just not needed, and it was really a sight to see these 2 men work in concert. That's a pro.

        1. i watched last week's shows and don't know why Elise despises Carrie... she just does, it seems. Obviously he kept Carrie for the drama factor... so that they can all keep screaming at each other.
          ITA on Elise - wish she'd mess up and get sent packing!

          1. This is my first time watching this show, and it's already soooo formulaic. Guess I'll drop it from the DVR line-up. Plus, would parents *really* take their kids to a restaurant with screaming, swearing staffers, then cover up their innocent little ears? Don't know who'd be more pathetic--the contestants or those parents.

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            1. re: pine time

              Potentially free food and a chance to be on TV? Yeah, I think lots of parent would bring their kids to HK.

              1. re: Worldwide Diner

                Ok, but weren't the kids options chicken sticks & spaghetti--is that really worth it as a freebie? (Guess you can tell that I don't have kids.)

                1. re: Worldwide Diner

                  Agreed. Face time on tv vs. filling your kid's ear with foul language?
                  TV. It's CA after all. Someone could get "discovered", dontcha know.

                2. re: pine time

                  It looks like a parent told a kid that if he said "Shut it down!" he'd get on tv.