Fox's kid cooking competition is better than the original
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For the most part, the show tends to avoid the crass manipulation of its contestants' emotions that "American Idol" and other shows have perfected. Gordon Ramsay is the master of drawing out a reveal, and on "Hell's Kitchen" he regularly fakes out the chefs by twisting his sentences: You are...not going...home...to the dorms...because you are...eliminated...from this group of losers...back in line, you're safe. That doesn't really happen here, though Ramsay does still draw out the reveal sometimes.