Tuesday, July 17, 2007

The Idiocy of Hell's Kitchen

This is my take on last night's episode of Hell's Kitchen. If it sounds like I'm hating it, it's because I am. This season is not nearly as entertaining as season 2 was.

I'm almost ready to just say "give Rock (the executive chef) the prize, send the others home, and put everyone (including the viewers) out of their misery". This show gets more contrived and stupid with every episode this season. The only woman left who's even remotely likable is Julia (the Pancake house cook), but I have my doubts Ramsay is going to give her the prize. Bonnie is a whiny little beeotch whose voice almost sends me into convulsion. And "Josh" stays over Brad??? -sigh- I realize they BOTH had to go ASAP, but Brad is obviously more capable than bumbling "donkey" Josh. The dwindling cast of idiots is captivating like a catastrophic accident. You just can't look away even though your better judgement begs it.

I may post later today (on a different and more worth while topic) if time permits.

8 comments:

Misster Kitty said...

I've never really gotten into this show. And personally I'd like to take hefty old cast iron pan and whack Ramsey up the side of his fat head.

I understand the networks wanting to give this type of personality a show... but I find it no more entertaining than last nights Posh's Coming to America, I happen to have the TV on the right (or wrong depending on how you see it) channel and watched the first 10 minutes before turning the channel and hitting myself in the head with the remote for even watching that much of it.

I find I'm watching less and less 'regular' TV and only watching channels like Discovery HD, and the movie channels. And only watching those TV shows I want from DVD. Like you, we got "Planet Earth" and watch an episode a week... it's AMAZING! We're also hooked on 'the 4400' - I still gotta post about that show...

John said...

YAAAY! I'm so glad you're enjoying Planet Earth. We just recently finished watching the series and we're contemplating watching it again!

Like you, we don't watch a lot of first-run TV either. Hell, we've got soooo many shows on DVD now, it occupies most of our boob-tube time. I've never seen the 4400, but I loooove the writers behind it. They used to write for Star Trek Deep Space Nine and Voyager.

In defense of Hell's Kitchen; it really, REALLY was good last year. They've just picked a horrible group of contestants this season which is forcing Ramsay to ham things up with deliberately scripted crap. Ah well... only 5 more contestants to go. Can't exactly stop watching now.

Misster Kitty said...

Once we're done Planet Earth I want to get their other series, all on the Oceans... the name escapes me at the moment, for all I know it's called "All on the Oceans"

The 4400 hundread is A-MAZ-ING! And as a rule I really don't like anything remotely Sci-Fi... Friends of ours in QC lent us the first 2 seasons, season 4 is currently airing on some channel, (probably Space, but we don't have that...) I really gotta post about this show... UGH!

I'll take your work on Hell's season 2. I just cannot stomach Whatshisface... so I'll have to learn about future episodes from you... :-)

iandouglas736 said...

Love me some 4400 -- first season was great, missed all of 2nd season but have it showing up right now via Netflix, but I've already missed all of the 3rd season so far.

John said...

Score more for the 4400! Sounds like an interesting premise for a show.

Misster Kitty said...

It's fan-frickin-tastic!

And it has Ripples!

John said...

"Ripples"???

How dare you not explain that. ;)

Misster Kitty said...

hehehe Ripples are a term in the show.

Each returnee, or 4400 affects their surroundings, the people and things around them, causing a.... 'ripple' effect...

One such ripple was caused by a guy that returns and finds his small town turning into a slum - bums, gangs, hookers and the like... And when he walks through an old park he was warned by his wife not to walk through any more lest he get mugged... well he gets mugged, or rather actually someone tries to mug him but lo, he has new powers and strengths and fights them off old school ninja style. He then makes it his Mission to clean up his town, starting with the park. Well things are going well and then all of the sudden one night while on vigilantly-patrol he's over run buy bad-guy types and stabbed to death. When reports start to surface that he was a 4400 on the news (the 4400 are not popular with the general public, who think they are freaks and monsters...) and all he wanted to do was clean up his town, all the towns folk start to merge on the park and clean it up... He rippled the people...