Friday, April 03, 2009

My thoughts on Hell's Kitchen

Why do people seek the approval of the angriest, meanest, strictest, lowest lifeforms? That's the question I kept asking myself as I accidentally watched Hell's Kitchen on FOX. These supposedly skilled chefs feel the need to further themselves via a rather staged contest as they struggle with their obvious daddy issues and seek endless approval from Chef Gordon Ramsay who has serious rage issues and whose antics and attitude I seriously doubt would be tolerated in any workplace.

If the chefs in this competition really wish to further their careers, a better solution would be to hone your skills and advance yourself based on your work, not by seeking the approval of one very bitter man. Sadly, the semi-staged contest is a staple of "reality" television and "reality" television is becoming the norm on television these days as the once-mighty networks semeingly trade places with cable outlets and become the home of lowest common denominator.

All in all, Hell's Kitchen is, at best, background noise and I truly fail to see any hint of drama in this series and I don't see how it has lasted this long on the airwaves. I guess it's due to the fact that FOX chooses to focus on its juggernaut, American Idol, and doesn't care much about the rest of its schedule.

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5 comments:

Hammer said...

The show where he goes and tries to fix a failing restaurant is pretty entertaining but the guy is definitely over the top.

I think the whole draw to watching him is that people often dream of screaming at a stupid co-worker "you F****ing C*** What the F*** are you thinking **** **** ****.

Well at least I have.

buffalodick said...

It is contrived- I'd knock him on his ass...

Jules said...

OMG OMG OMG!!! YAY!! Somebody else on earth who doesn't get or wanna get or try to get Hell's Kitchen. I hate that stupid show.

Jacki said...

I cannot stand that show! I mean, the previews alone are horrible. I could not and would never let anyone scream at me that way, no matter what the "prize." I'd sling one of my iron skillets at him.

I've read that most of his anger is for ratings, but I don't care. It is stupid.

snowelf said...

Oh, I could write my own blog post on thie show-I cannot understand the entertainment value of it at all. I just don't get it. I think they should make a show where later on, the rejected chefs get to kick that guy in the stomach.

Just cause I'm violent like that.

--snow