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Old 09-19-05, 03:31 PM
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Kitchen Confidential -- Series Premiere "Exile on Main Street" -- 09/19/05

"Exile on Main Street" Episode #101.
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Jack becomes head chef of Nolita, a hip New York restaurant, and assembles a team of all-star chefs to get the job done.

Cast: Bradley Cooper, Owain Yeoman, Nicholas Brendon, John Cho, Jaime King, John F. Daly , Bonnie Somerville.

Producer(s): Darren Star, David Hemingson.

Original Airdate: September 19, 2005.
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I want to check out the premiere episode tonight.
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Looks interesting enough, I'll give it a couple episodes to see if it sucks me in. Thanks for the reminder.
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man, The Sack has his own show already? I'll have to check it out. This is on right after AD, right?
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Originally Posted by Big Boy Laroux
This is on right after AD, right?
Yes.
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Looking forward to this. Read the book (which was excellent) so I'm curious to see how they pull this off. Plus the cast is interesting.
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I love Anthony Bourdain.
I love Bradley Cooper.
I love Nicholas Brendon.

I'm there.
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Dammit, what evil genius decided to put this up against "How I Met Your Mother" and pit Xander (Nicholas Brendon) against Willow (Alyison Hannigan)?
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not bad so far... what show is the young chef from utah from?
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Whoa! Where'd this one come from? This one has potential to be one of the best drama/comedies of the year.
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it was good... had a lot of "those guys"
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Originally Posted by j123vt_99
not bad so far... what show is the young chef from utah from?
Freaks/Geeks
Old 09-19-05, 09:17 PM
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i liked it
Old 09-19-05, 10:10 PM
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I actually enjoyed this one. I wasn't planning on watching it but had watched AD and just let it keep going. No laugh track =

Guess I'll add it to the season pass list for now.
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Can anyone who's read the book comment on how the show compared with the book? I like Anthony Bourdain, but I thought this just sucked.
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Pretty good. I'll be back next week.
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Though I didn't care much for what happened with Jack at the end [or maybe I just like looking at Andrea], i'm in.
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Originally Posted by Nosebleed
Can anyone who's read the book comment on how the show compared with the book? I like Anthony Bourdain, but I thought this just sucked.
They took little tidbits from the book (the drugs, the illegals in the kitchen, the finger chop, the soon-to-be-bride looking for a fling, except in the book it was a just-married bride and it was fully consummated - yikes!) but the book is obviously much much richer. Bourdain definitely had jobs he was ashamed of before Les Halles came along and some of the sense of camraderie/antagonism was there. It wasn't necessarily a straight reporduction of the book, but I'd say it was a good sitcom rendition of it.

I would recommend the book. It's really absorbing.
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It was funny enough that I won't take it off of my season pass.
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It took half the episode before I realized that was Bitty Schram as the reviewer

I thought it was good and showed potential. Atleast there's no laughtrack
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Very weird...

How I met You're Mother
Alyson Hannigan - Buffy
Jason Segal - Freaks and Geeks

Kitchen Confidential
Nicholas Brendan - Buffy
John Francis Daily - Freaks and Geeks

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Didn't care for it even though going in I wanted to. But I didn't care for the style, and most of the jokes were not nearly as clever as they thought they were. The rapid fire one-liner banter only works if some of it is funny. Instead, it felt forced and tedious. The characters were unsympathetic, no one I would ever actually want to be around. It just all came off smug to me, presented as a much smarter and funnier show than it actually was. I have enough on my TV plate to not need this. Happy viewing to those who enjoyed it.
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This was actually funnier than I had expected. Not sure if they can sustain this concept of a show, but I'll keep time-shifting it for now.
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I liked it. Slight complaint about the chemistry between the actors, but I think that will get better. the last part (with the note) was a bit hokey. but this was just the premiere/pilot, after all. but right now i'm a sucker for anything without a laugh track.

started a season pass, and i'm sure i'll watch all season.
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I'm hoping for a Kal Penn guest appearance on this show.

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