Jul 21, 2014 09:00 PMTV Network - FOX
Just about a month ago, a hair less, Gordon Ramsay announced that he was ending one of our favorite television shows, "Kitchen Nightmares." We can't exactly fault the man for doing it, he has been working on the show for about a decade, but that doesn't mean we won't miss it. "Hotel Hell" is a similar concept except that instead of Ramsay fixing restaurants, he's fixing hotels. You still get all the great infestation/mold sequences, it's just different stuff that's moldy/infested.
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Nov 07, 2014TV Network - FOX
When we first heard of "Masterchef Junior," we had some concerns. The hosts of the full-sized version aren't always the nicest to those contestants, but they can't exactly be mean to kids, that wouldn't come off well. How then would the show work without that edge? The answer: very well indeed, even if it was clear to everyone from the outset which pint-sized contestant would be victorious. The new season starts tonight, see if the outcome is quite as obvious.
Sep 15, 2014TV Network - FOX
Last year, from the first moment we saw him, we knew that Luca would walk home victorious. There was something wonderful about him as a chef and a contestant that simply made it clear. This year, while we have a favorite, we are a little less convinced that they will win... not a lot less, just a little. Tonight, we'll find out if our faith has been rewarded as tonight, with double episodes, the season of "Masterchef" draws to a close.
Sep 12, 2014TV Network - FOX
Listen, we don't know what to say. "Kitchen Nightmares" is a favorite of many, but it's a favorite which ends tonight. Gordon Ramsay announced that he was no longer able to/interested in continuing the long-running show and, consequently, this is it. And, fittingly, we are told that it's a revisited episode meaning that Ramsay will go back to some old restaurants, see how they're doing, and pat himself and the owners on the back... or not. Seems like a fitting way to end it all.
Sep 10, 2014TV Network - FOX
This is not the first time that FOX has opted to go with two seasons of "Hell's Kitchen" in a single year and it may not be the last. Why not do it this way? So much of the interest lies in the contestants themselves and how they will respond to being called names by Gordon Ramsay, and not in which specific names Ramsay will use as those tend to repeat. As long as the contestants are interesting, it will be a great season. Get your first look at them tonight and see what you think.
Sep 08, 2014TV Network - FOX
Tonight, "Masterchef" will begin back-to-back weeks with back-to-back episodes. Oh yes, two episodes tonight and then two episodes a gain next week. The only unfortunate thing is that the season will end with those two episodes next week. We will survive, however, as "Hell's Kitchen" returns this week and "Masterchef Junior" begins in November. It will be a struggle, but we will survive. As for tonight's episode -- expect the field to narrow further and for us to still have our favorite in play when the credits roll.
Aug 25, 2014TV Network - FOX
Next week and the week after, we're going to get back-to-back episodes of "Masterchef," episodes that will wind up closing out the season. This week then is the last single hour episode we'll get for the season. We are oh-so-rapidly approaching the season finale... oh-so-rapidly. Tune in tonight because this is your last chance to catch your breath.
Aug 11, 2014TV Network - FOX
We are now in the middle of August, and that means that your thoughts are turning towards a nice Labor Day vacation. Well, our thoughts are turning towards that and consequently we imagine that yours are as well. That is why Gordon Ramsay is here -- to talk us out of it. On this series, Gordon Ramsay explores hotels and attempts to fix them. While he may do a good job with this mission, it really just throws into stark relief the fact that there are so many dreadful hotels out there. Hence the talking us out of any upcoming vacation plans notion.
Jul 24, 2014TV Network - FOX
Tonight, certainly not for the first nor the last time, "Hell's Kitchen" is going to come to a close. Tonight, one of the two remaining chefs will be selected as the champion and win the grand prize. Yes, tonight, the Gordon Ramsay-helmed series ends its season. We can expect the final dinner services followed by the ultimate reveal. There will be much discussion about who deserves it and how far people have come and maybe even how both are deserving candidates. However, in the end, only one person can be crowned the champion.
Jul 21, 2014TV Network - FOX
Gordon Ramsay may not have as many shows on television as you think, particularly with his announcement a month ago that he was going to end "Kitchen Nightmares," but this will be the first week of the year with three separate Ramsay series all airing in the same week. That fun gets started tonight and with this episode of "Masterchef," which makes some sense as Ramsay works with two other personalities on it -- it eases him into the whole thing as he's alone on the other shows.
Jun 23, 2014TV Network - FOX
Here we are, episode five of "Masterchef" for the season and, if we're being honest, we've started to pick out some of the people we see as favorites to go long in this competition. We don't think that we know, precisely, who is going to win, but we do have some early favorites. We call them Gordon Ramsay, Joe Bastianich, and Graham Elliot. But, of those three, we do have say we may like Ramsay the best. There's just something about how he yells at people (although, Joe does do that brilliantly as well).
Jun 12, 2014TV Network - FOX
Gordon Ramsay backs down from no one. Gordon Ramsay looks Death squarely in the eye, calls him a "fat cow whose brain is the only thing duller than his knife," and then kicks him out of the kitchen. It is because he has no fear, that Gordon Ramsay's "Hell's Kitchen" is going up against the NBA Finals tonight. Please note, we have entirely made up that quote, we do not believe Ramsay ever said that to Death, but "Hell's Kitchen" is still new tonight and we do think that given the opportunity Ramsay would have words for Death.
Jun 05, 2014TV Network - FOX
We have spoken to you before, in regards to other series (and perhaps other seasons of this series) of the nitty gritty and of the separation of chaff from wheat. Well, here we are, with fewer than 10 contestants remaining on "Hell's Kitchen." They aren't quite at the moment for the black jackets yet, but they are getting close. Who is going home tonight and who is going to live to cook another beef wellington? Watch and see.
May 26, 2014TV Network - FOX
We think that last season of "Masterchef" was the best one yet, and not just because we picked the winner way back near the beginning of the season, but rather because the right person won and did so in interesting fashion. The show is all about amateur cooks competing in an attempt to prove that they truly are fantastic chefs -- and many of them, even those who don't win, really are. The judges are Gordon Ramsay, Joe Bastianich, and Graham Elliot. Watch and enjoy (preferably with something delectable).
May 22, 2014TV Network - FOX
Well, here we are, the second half of May, and we're already in the back half of the season of "Hell's Kitchen." We beg of you, what is going to happen when we reach the end of July and Gordon Ramsay has one fewer show on FOX's primetime lineup? Tonight is episode 11 of the 20 episode season so yes, we are indeed in the second half of the "Hell's Kitchen" season. We hav eliminated so many of the so not deserving candidates. Who will go home tonight?
Apr 18, 2014TV Network - FOX
What would you say if we told you that "Kitchen Nightmares," despite its strict adherence to formula, was one of our favorite shows on television? Would you think us weak? Would you think us foolish Well, before you get so judge-y (we might have to start calling you Gordon Jr.), why don't you tune in tonight and do so with an open mind. The series may stick by its formula on a weekly basis, but that's because it works. As it turns out, it's fun to watch people in denial about their place of business and for Gordon to set them straight.
Apr 11, 2014TV Network - FOX
Tonight, for the season premiere, Ramsay is returning to Amy's Baking Company. That particular episode last season caused a bit of a sensation as the people running the place appeared far more bonkers than the usual sort with which Ramsay deals. Tonight, we'll get some new footage of that visit, an interview with the owners, and an explanation from Ramsay. It should prove terribly interesting.
Apr 10, 2014TV Network - FOX
Every year, for reasons we don't understand, there are people on "Hell's Kitchen" who don't deserve to be there. Tonight is the fifth episode of the season and that means that we've eliminated four folks who clearly shouldn't get a black jacket already. You can bet, however, there are still a bunch of folks who need to go home left. Tonight, one of those deserving few gets canned. Watch and find out just whom it is that Ramsay opts to yell at and unceremoniously dismiss. We have a pick or two for him if he needs help, but we kind of doubt that he does.
Mar 13, 2014TV Network - FOX
Holy cow, Gordon Ramsay is back. Sure, he was due back a couple of weeks ago on "Kitchen Nightmares," but they've opted to push that (twice now) and, instead, are going to give us "Hell's Kitchen" moderately more early than they had anticipated. What, precisely does that mean? Well, it has more to do with what it means for "American Idol" than anything else, but as for us, it means that rather than watching Ramsay call different people awful names every week on "Kitchen Nightmares," we'll get to watch him calling the same people awful names every week here.
Jul 25, 2013TV Network - FOX
If it feels like this season of "Hell's Kitchen" is ending earlier in the summer than other seasons, that's because it is. Last year, "Hell's Kitchen" aired its finale on September 10th, and here we are still in July and it's ending tonight. Don't even get us started on the fact that season 10 only had a 20 episode order and season 11 is doing 22 episodes. That is two whole extra episodes of Gordon Ramsay yelling about the beef wellington and calling people fat cows, but it just doesn't feel like enough, does it? On the bright side, we are already promised, at minimum, two more seasons down the line. So, just because it ends for a while tonight doesn't mean it's ending forever. But, to be clear, it's ending for a while tonight.
May 30, 2013TV Network - FOX
We are getting awfully close to the time when the red team and the blue team disappear and everyone gets their own black jacket. Now, that really is a special moment for the series. It is the moment when the intra-team backstabbing become front-stabbing, it is the moment when everyone is open and honest about being in this for themselves, and not just honest to the camera, honest to their competitors' faces. It is also the moment, sadly, when Ramsay tends to get slightly more nice about what people are doing in the kitchen and acts like he's been successful mentoring them. That bit we don't buy, but we totally accept the rest of it.
May 22, 2013TV Network - FOX
In the past (or at least last year, but we feel as though it's been the case in other seasons as well), we have gotten "Masterchef" episodes on back-to-back nights. That isn't going to happen with this, the fourth season of the cooking competition show. Perhaps that is because it's starting far earlier in the year, perhaps it's because the show is going to end later, perhaps it's for other reasons, all we know for certain is that things are different this year... very different. If Joe Bastianich is nice this year, it really will be like we're watching a completely different series.
May 10, 2013TV Network - FOX
There is a school of thought of which states that every episode of "Kitchen Nightmares" is essentially the same -- the owners all think the food is great; the staff hates the management; and eventually Ramsay is able to get it through everyone's head that he, Ramsay, can fix every issue. That school of thought is 100% accurate (variation comes in with whether or not the kitchen is clean), but misses the point that the formula is brilliant and makes for great television. Tune in tonight for the season finale and see if we're not right about it all.
Aug 13, 2012TV Network - FOX
As we all know, "Kitchen Nightmares" features the same three or four basic problems fixed over and over and over again. If we had to guess, "Hotel Hell" will do roughly the same thing, but with Gordon Ramsay fixing hotels instead of just restaurants. We had no idea that Gordon Ramsay was an expert in hotels, but it would make sense that he is what with his staying in tons of them so that he can go out and fix restaurants. Plus, he's Gordon Ramsay which makes him an expert in just about everything... including awesome.