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Old 03-13-14, 08:47 PM
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Hell's Kitchen (FOX) -- Season 12 Thread -- Premieres 3/13/14




CHEF RAMSAY AND A NEW BATCH OF CHEFS BRING THE HEAT TO THE KITCHEN ON THE SEASON PREMIERE OF "HELL'S KITCHEN" THURSDAY, MARCH 13, ON FOX

On the Season 12 premiere of HELL'S KITCHEN, the newest batch of 20 aspiring restaurateurs attempt to impress Gordon Ramsay and his fiery personality as they head to the kitchen. In the first challenge of the season, Chef Ramsay splits the chefs into two teams: men (blue) vs. women (red) and asks the them to present their signature dish. The winning team gets treated to an exclusive dinner with Chef Ramsay, while the losing team is left behind to scrub down the kitchen. During opening night dinner service, both teams make major mistakes and some tempers reach their boiling point. Find out which contestants are safe and who is the first to be eliminated in the "20 Chefs Compete" Season Premiere episode of HELL'S KITCHEN airing Thursday, March 13 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (HK-1201) (TV-14 D, L)

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Season 12 tonight folks. Anyone still in or are you all sick and tired of Gordon and company?

The show was renewed through season 13

I know interest and commentary on this and MasterChef have dwindled a lot over the last couple of seasons. I'm guessing most of you think it's just more of the same every season.
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Re: Hell's Kitchen (FOX) -- Season 12 Thread -- Premieres 3/13/14

I'm still in. I can't get enough beef wellington, scallops, rissotto, John Dory, etc.
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Re: Hell's Kitchen (FOX) -- Season 12 Thread -- Premieres 3/13/14

Step Up 5: Hells Kitchen
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Re: Hell's Kitchen (FOX) -- Season 12 Thread -- Premieres 3/13/14

Just like being able to start a fire on Survivor, one should be able to cook scallops in their sleep on this show.
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Re: Hell's Kitchen (FOX) -- Season 12 Thread -- Premieres 3/13/14

I can't not watch Gordon, so I'm still in
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Re: Hell's Kitchen (FOX) -- Season 12 Thread -- Premieres 3/13/14

Hell yeah. It's been all too long since the last one. The dance number was a little out of sorts but otherwise I thought it was solid.
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Re: Hell's Kitchen (FOX) -- Season 12 Thread -- Premieres 3/13/14

Ugh, I'm getting so tired of this formula and the Fox bombast, but I'm still watching for the time being (sigh).
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Re: Hell's Kitchen (FOX) -- Season 12 Thread -- Premieres 3/13/14

This show is the definition of a guilty pleasure for me. I still don't get why Ramsay went mental on that guy for sticking his finger in the risotto when he himself seems to personally molest every single scallop that comes off the line.
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The chicken is RAW!!! And maybe this is the season it finally kills someone. I would feel awful if I missed that, so I'm in!
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Re: Hell's Kitchen (FOX) -- Season 12 Thread -- Premieres 3/13/14

This show always reminds me of basic training. Ramsey is basically like a drill instructor putting stress and pressure on people who aren't used to it and causing them to mess up. I remember my drill instructor watching over a guy as he wrote his last name on his duffle bag and screaming at him so loud to hurry up as he did it that he spelled his name wrong. I'm sure each one of the cooks on this show are really good but are not used to that kind of pressure - so they wind up doing crazy things.

I also thought Ramsey went overboard on the guy who was sticking his fingers in the risotto. I think, unfortunately, his "everybody does it" is probably pretty accurate.
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Re: Hell's Kitchen (FOX) -- Season 12 Thread -- Premieres 3/13/14

I've only seen clips of this show off and on over the years and Ramsey seems so angry! But then I watched the UK version of Kitchen Nightmares and found him to truly want to help people. The swearing was casual but nothing like on the US version or on the clips I've seen of this show.

Are past seasons on Netflix or something like that?
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I've only seen clips of this show off and on over the years and Ramsey seems so angry! But then I watched the UK version of Kitchen Nightmares and found him to truly want to help people. The swearing was casual but nothing like on the US version or on the clips I've seen of this show.

Are past seasons on Netflix or something like that?
You can't really compare this and Kitchen Nightmares. One is "procedural reality TV" the other is a season long game show
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You can't really compare this and Kitchen Nightmares. One is "procedural reality TV" the other is a season long game show
I agree with Grundle. On Kitchen Nightmares his whole job is to spend the first 15 minutes saying "Oh no! Oh my god! What are you doing?!!? This is awful! Let's look in the freezer - OH NO! How much is in here? When was this cooked? What IS THIS? When's the last time you cleaned? Tito who is the local plumber, dentist, and your head chef is doing a terrible job!"

On Hell's Kitchen his job is to just yell and scream at everyone until someone doesn't crack under the pressure as much as the rest = winner.

I prefer Hell's Kitchen
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Re: Hell's Kitchen (FOX) -- Season 12 Thread -- Premieres 3/13/14

Which begs the question Kitchen Nightmares UK, Kitchen Nightmares US or Restaurant Impossible with Irvine, which is the better show?
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Re: Hell's Kitchen (FOX) -- Season 12 Thread -- Premieres 3/13/14

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Which begs the question Kitchen Nightmares UK, Kitchen Nightmares US or Restaurant Impossible with Irvine, which is the better show?

Kitchen Nightmares UK although there's a new show in the UK called The Restaurant Man that was on the same level as KN.
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Re: Hell's Kitchen (FOX) -- Season 12 Thread -- Premieres 3/13/14

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Kitchen Nightmares UK although there's a new show in the UK called The Restaurant Man that was on the same level as KN.
I love Kitchen Nightmares UK. Great show. It's what I wish it would be here. I think all of the episodes are available on Netflix. Here's a shocker: sometimes Gordon even loves the food!!!!
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I love Kitchen Nightmares UK. Great show. It's what I wish it would be here. I think all of the episodes are available on Netflix. Here's a shocker: sometimes Gordon even loves the food!!!!
Step 1: Get rid of the FOX in-house narrator and have Ramsay do any voice-over work required.
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^That would be a good start, but I fear anything by Fox will turn out to be shit.
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Re: Hell's Kitchen (FOX) -- Season 12 Thread -- Premieres 3/13/14

It's not even the fox crap. If you look at the first season and a half of the US version, it's people that actually wanted help. Then it just turned into people that wanted exposure for themselves. They could care less about any actual help.

I don't think it would work without Ramsey going psycho on people. That's why people watch his shows now.

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