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Just when you thought there were enough Gordon Ramsay shows

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by That Don Guy, May 10, 2013.

  1. That Don Guy

    That Don Guy Now with more GB

    Mar 13, 2003
    Benicia, CA
    Fox just announced they are going to air Junior Masterchef, where the chefs are ages 8-13. (It also announced that it picked up Hell's Kitchen for another season ("Don't shut it down!"), and (regular) Masterchef for another two.)

    Didn't Fox learn anything with American Juniors?

    Actually, maybe it did; AJ made sure Simon Cowell had nothing to do with it, at least on the air (somebody was afraid of the backlash if Simon started making fun of a 12-year-old, or even just telling him that he can't sing), but according to the Junior Masterchef announcement, Gordon Ramsay will be one of the hosts.

    What's next - Junior So You Think You Can Dance? (or, for that matter, So You Think Thirtysomethings Can't Dance?, considering how many people call for SYTYCD to get rid of its maximum age limit, and which is more likely as I'm pretty certain the reason SYTYCD has an 18-year-old minimum rather than the 15 of Idol or 12 of The X Factor is because of child labor laws and the amount of time it takes to teach someone dance choreography)?
  2. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

    May 1, 2006
    Dallas, TX
    If it is done right, it could be a good show. Do you automatically think Ramsey's involvement will result in the berating of children? :rolleyes:
    I would like to think Ramsey is better than that. I'm sure that it is taken into account that these are KIDS cooking. Chef Ramsey could be a good role model in the technical aspect of cooking food.

    Hell's Kitchen is the extreme. I think Ramsey is more realistic in Master Chef. He treats adults as adults...if their food sucks, he will tell them.
    Same thing with Kitchen Nightmares. He actually seems to care about the people he's trying to help there. Sure, it's a little exploitative putting that kind of laundry on TV...

    I guess we'll have to wait and see.
  3. Lee 2.0

    Lee 2.0 Hoopy frood

    Jul 10, 2012
    I actually think there's a dearth of education about nutrition and the whole food industry for kids, this isn't a bad show idea if it gets kids interested or families talking about cooking and eating together.

    Remember this?

    Full disclosure: I was raised on microwaved frozen dinners eaten alone in front of the TV. We can do better.
  4. Cearbhaill

    Cearbhaill Garden obsessed

    Aug 1, 2004
    I remember hearing that he did Hell's Kitchen to be able to make Master Chef.
    Or to finance Kitchen Nightmares.
    Or something like that :eek:

    In other words he does the trashier shows that generate more revenue so that he can do the classier shows that aren't as lucrative.
  5. zordude

    zordude WDW Fan TCF Club

    Sep 23, 2003
    Nashua, NH
    His British Kitchen Nightmares was quite good, he seemed to genuinely want to help the people get on the right track.
  6. murgatroyd

    murgatroyd Don't stop believin'

    Jan 5, 2002
    Berkeley CA
    I'm pretty sure the reason SYTYCD has an 18-year old minimum is to protect the young dancers from tearing themselves up while they are still developing. If you train in ballet, for example, you have to mature past a certain point before you can go on point.

    Also, if junior dancing is anything like juniors in ice skating, the maturity of the performances just isn't there yet. The ballroom kids could bring it, and maybe the ballet and street kids, but for a lot of the other disciplines, they won't have enough sense of who they are as dancers yet. We might see a lot of 'one note dancing' and IMHO we see enough of that on the main show as it is.
  7. rahnbo

    rahnbo Active Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    His F Word was very good too. A little mix of No Reservations, a cooking competition occasionally with celebrities, and a healthy cooking show.
  8. pdhenry

    pdhenry Now 10% off

    Feb 27, 2005
    IMO the American incarnations of his shows have been trash, while the British versions have been quite good.
  9. Idearat

    Idearat Active Member

    Nov 26, 2000
    On one of his UK shows he would frequently have his kids on, showing them how to make things. They also raised a couple pigs ( to be eaten ) and discussed with his kids along the way what the pig's ultimate fate would be.

    So I've seen him work with kids and cooking so I'd be optimistic. Hopefully the American producers don't try to crank up the faux drama like they do on so many other reality shows.
  10. sharkster

    sharkster Well-Known Member

    Jul 3, 2004
    Hmm, little kids, eh? I'm not a kid person so, while I tend to watch all Ramsay's shows, I'm not sure if I will want to watch a kiddie version. Maybe if they're Brit kids. I'd watch that. :D

    I'm sure he won't have on his Hell's Kitchen personna for a kid's show. Except for HK, he has always been very respectful toward women and kids.
  11. cheesesteak

    cheesesteak Meh. TCF Club

    Jul 24, 2003
    15 mins...
    I used to love Gordon Ramsay a long time ago. Like Emeril, he got overexposed and I stopped caring. I'll skip his newest endeavor too.

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