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Old 08-14-2012, 12:17 PM   #1
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Hotel Hell! Season One Aug 2012

Anybody watch last night's ep yet? (S01-E01)

Oh man, this should be fun. It's a two-parter with this hot mess hotel that will conclude with tonight's (Tues) ep.

Gordon's really giving the owner guy the smackdown. He's a self-absorbed, arrogant, fool (owner guy). Loving it.
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Old 08-14-2012, 12:25 PM   #2
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I got sucked into it due to being caught up on all my recordings. Am recording the 2nd part tonight. Thank goodness will be able to skip all of the commercials. Yes the owners have no clue. I can't believe they haven't kicked our hero out.
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Old 08-14-2012, 01:56 PM   #3
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Nothing else on, so I, too, got sucked in.

Owner seems to have his head where the sun don't shine.
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Old 08-14-2012, 02:06 PM   #4
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...got sucked in and enjoyed it. 2 parter for the first episode was a tad annoying...at least it resolves tonight instead of next week?

I know of this place - I've been in the area but never stayed there. good thing, apparently.

I just looked at their website - a lot of spoilers.

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Old 08-14-2012, 02:21 PM   #5
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I'm waiting for the "It's not real, it's al staged" claims. It's hard to believe that someone can hoard that much stuff and still not pay his employees, apart from being as stupid and arrogant as he is!

$74 for raw lamb? No fracking way!!!
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Old 08-14-2012, 02:56 PM   #6
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If I were Gordon, I'd have to ask myself if I really wanted to help that owner succeed. I'd probably tell the staff to just go find other jobs and let him crash.
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Old 08-14-2012, 03:54 PM   #7
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If I were Gordon, I'd have to ask myself if I really wanted to help that owner succeed. I'd probably tell the staff to just go find other jobs and let him crash.
Yup.
The guy doesn't deserve to be successful.
And his partner is a fool for financing the whole thing.

And their friends are arrogant idiots for not tipping the waitstaff after a free meal. That couldn't offend me any worse if they had tried.
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Old 08-14-2012, 05:56 PM   #8
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I'm waiting for the "It's not real, it's al staged" claims. It's hard to believe that someone can hoard that much stuff and still not pay his employees, apart from being as stupid and arrogant as he is!

$74 for raw lamb? No fracking way!!!
Was thinking the same thing. Strains credulity to think someone could be in such financial trouble and not think to sell some of their stuff or at least don't accumulate any more.

No paycheck for a month? Doofus Owner# 1 'You can always work elsewhere' ...that can't be real.
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Old 08-14-2012, 09:30 PM   #9
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Holy eff, this has to win some sort of award for most irritating theme song and credits in the history of television.
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Old 08-14-2012, 09:39 PM   #10
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What does Gordon know about hotels?

Still, entertaining show.
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Old 08-14-2012, 10:04 PM   #11
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Same thing Tabatha Coffey knows about fro yo joints.
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Old 08-15-2012, 01:24 AM   #12
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Missed it. Anybody know if it's scheduled to air again? Or where I can find it online?
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Old 08-15-2012, 01:30 AM   #13
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I'm sure it'll be on Hulu quick enough. It aired on Fox, after all.

Seems like Monday and Tuesday primetimes on Fox are dedicated to Gordon Ramsay.

And it's disarming to see him in casual clothes during this show - everytime he's on TV, he's usually wearing some sharp chef's outfit. Now it's a shirt, jeans and a turtleneck.
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Old 08-15-2012, 06:48 AM   #14
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Holy eff, this has to win some sort of award for most irritating theme song and credits in the history of television.
Yeah, I was disappointed in that, especially since the Hell's Kitchen graphics are so cool and Master Chef's looks so classy. Can't remember any of the Nightmare's.
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Old 08-15-2012, 07:26 AM   #15
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I was disappointed that at the end of the show they did not have an update on the hotel "two months later" or something like that.
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Old 08-15-2012, 07:51 AM   #16
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I was disappointed that at the end of the show they did not have an update on the hotel "two months later" or something like that.
Agreed. It's one of the things that validates what you've just watched.

Restaurant:Impossible has changed too. It has a voiceover saying "If you'd like to know how X is doing, go to foodnetwork.com/RI."

I don't want to have to go into the other room to check. I want to know now!
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Old 08-15-2012, 11:01 AM   #17
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Holy eff, this has to win some sort of award for most irritating theme song and credits in the history of television.
OMG, I know! If I didn't have Tivo I'd go insane having to sit through some of that stuff. Enjoying the show, FWIW, anyway even though it has the same exact formula as all his other shows. I just can't quit the Gordon.
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Old 08-15-2012, 11:18 AM   #18
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The opening credits with Gordon in the black leather looked like they CGI'd his head onto someone else's body. His head looked huge. It was very odd.

After all the years of being snubbed I can't imagine locals flocking to the inn. Why go there to drink when there was obviously a local pub that many already enjoy?
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Go there cause the cameras are there.
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Old 08-15-2012, 12:33 PM   #20
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And did we need to see Gordon strip down to take a bath? That was a scene that didn't seem to fit the show.
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Old 08-15-2012, 05:26 PM   #21
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And did we need to see Gordon strip down to take a bath? That was a scene that didn't seem to fit the show.
Yes. Yes, we did.
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Old 08-15-2012, 09:01 PM   #22
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Old 08-16-2012, 01:21 AM   #23
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I think there was something cut from the show for that - it's obvious there was supposed to be some clip about too-small baths or something.
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Old 08-21-2012, 08:25 AM   #24
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Last night's was OK...it felt rushed and didn't seem to cover as much as Kitchen Nightmares usually does.

I really was hoping he would tell that guy to shave his head.
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I only caught the last few seconds but it made me cry
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Old 08-21-2012, 11:55 AM   #26
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And we had another naked shot of Ramsay. Is that going to be the show's weird, consistent thing now?
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Old 08-21-2012, 11:59 AM   #27
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And we had another naked shot of Ramsay. Is that going to be the show's weird, consistent thing now?
It's this show's version of him changing into his chef's jacket.
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Old 08-21-2012, 01:25 PM   #28
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I'm waiting for the "It's not real, it's al staged" claims.
I don't know about "staged," but keep in mind that the producers have been accepting "nominations" for hotels to be on the show since last September. It's not as if Ramsay suddenly appears unexpectedly at the hotel.
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Old 08-21-2012, 01:57 PM   #29
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I only caught the last few seconds but it made me cry
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It's this show's version of him changing into his chef's jacket.
I tried to explain that to her, but she never watches Kitchen Nightmares, so she didn't get it. Not that I get it either - but at least I have a point of reference.

I really wish they would take the VOX off the intro. If it was just that music without the vox, it would be fine.
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Old 08-21-2012, 02:21 PM   #30
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I was disappointed that at the end of the show they did not have an update on the hotel "two months later" or something like that.
Well...
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Reports from the Juniper Inn (8/13-14) seem to be that, while the hotel is as bad as ever, the restaurant seems to be getting favorable reviews. There also seems to be a problem concerning package deals booked through Travel Zoo.

The Cambridge Hotel (8/20) was foreclosed earlier this year, and the property auctioned off on June 15. (The bank that held the mortgage bought it for $300,000, which is still almost $200,000 less than what was owed on the note.) The local paper says that Ramsay made a dramatic improvement to the hotel, but the delay in airing the show may have hurt it.

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