Kitchen Nightmares 9/26 *spoilers*

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Neenahboy, Sep 27, 2007.

  1. dcehl

    dcehl New Member

    Oct 3, 2005
    Vancouver, BC


    Thank God someone else is annoyed by Fox's music. Enough! We get it - we know when there's a climatic or dramatic scene - and yes, where is the attention paid to the food? I am still wondering how that little indian cook was going to learn how to cook that food!

    Anyone know if RKN will have new ep's on BBC?
  2. vertigo235

    vertigo235 Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Oct 27, 2000

  3. scottykempf

    scottykempf New Member

    Dec 1, 2004
    Sounds about right. Apparently filming was in April.

    What the heck is "Mental Hygiene?"
  4. LoadStar

    LoadStar LOAD"*",8,1

    Jul 24, 2001
    Milwaukee, WI
    Ok, this was better, but still the pacing was too frenetic. I appreciate the UK version having Ramsay visit after a couple of weeks... it ends the show on a much calmer note. And yeah, the musical score needs to get toned down considerably.
  5. bareyb

    bareyb Under Maintenance TCF Club

    Dec 1, 2000
    Silicon Valley


    I wonder why they don't do the "re-visit"? I find that to be one of the more interesting aspects of the BBC version of the show. It's mindboggling (Gobsmacking even) to see how often the owners will go BACK to the same dysfunctional stuff they were doing before Ramsay came.

    On a separate note. How impressed were you guys with Ramsays' restaurant? That place was SLICK! They clean the Fridges TWICE A DAY? Now that's more like it... :up:
    These reality shows have got to be some pretty good advertising for Ramsays' own restaurants. I'd certainly like to try one of them if he had one around here. :p
  6. LoadStar

    LoadStar LOAD"*",8,1

    Jul 24, 2001
    Milwaukee, WI
    Well, in this case, the reviews seem to indicate that the new restaurant is getting consistently glowing reviews. The worst people have to say is that the new consulting chef didn't make the dishes spicy enough for native Indian tastes.
  7. Ntombi

    Ntombi New Member

    Mar 17, 2004
    Like everyone else, I find this a pale imitation of the UK version, and this episode was MUCH better than last week's. I was wondering while I was watching if this was the episode where the guy was suing. Thanks for confirming my suspicions. :D

    As for the diners, they aren't actors per se, but they aren't random people off the street. The producers advertise for people to come in and eat for free, get miked, and give their opinion of the dining experience.
  8. vertigo235

    vertigo235 Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Oct 27, 2000
    Well, I guess that depends on what you consider an actor.

    I would consider an actor to be someone who is paid to say and do something that is scripted. I don't have any doubts that the show probably paid people to experience the food, sort of like what happens at a focus group or what not.

    But I'm not sure I'm ready to believe the whole "They were scripted actors that the show had say things that were not true"
  9. RoundBoy

    RoundBoy New Member

    Feb 10, 2005
    From what I remember about SAG rules... they technically aren't actors.. yet. You can't work unless you are in SAG... and you can't get into SAG unless you have a speaking role first.

    your first role is 'free'... after that, you need to be registered with SAG.
  10. Magister

    Magister Fat, Dumb and Happy

    Oct 17, 2004
    Columbia, SC
    In there it says that Martin was manager for just a week. That is a lot different then what was presented to us on the show.

    Was Martin a tool? Probably. But it looks like he was setup badly for the fall.
  11. firerose818

    firerose818 Now 65 pounds less! TCF Club

    Jul 21, 2003
    Los Angeles, CA
    I loved the hugging guy, and Ramsay's response:

    "It's just a scallop...we haven't lost children."
  12. Frank_M

    Frank_M New Member

    Sep 9, 2001
    Shrewsbury, MA
    Two episodes, and he's had virutally no interaction with the chefs at either restaurant. Why do we care what the waitstaff's take on things are?

    I agree this was better than the first week (and we howled when the "shirtless" scene finally made the trip across the pond), but it still is a bit frustrating to watch.

    It's like these two shows are proving the old adage if you give a man a fish (US version) he eats for a day, but teach him to fish (UK version) and you'll feed him for a lifetime.

    Still a pale comparison of a great show. Probably has one more week before we give up on it.
  13. ElJay

    ElJay Active Member

    Apr 6, 2005
    If Martin was only around for a week, it sounds like he had a lot of luck in getting this new version of Kitchen Nightmares to visit the restaurant. Gordon kept saying how Martin was riding on the shoulders of the owner... How does one do that if you've only been on the job for a week?
  14. jsmeeker

    jsmeeker Notable Member TCF Club

    Apr 2, 2001
    'Cause they work there every day and know what's going on and are likely to tell it like it is.. Also, the FOH operations are important to the sucess of a restaurant. They can screw up great BOH operations.
  15. vertigo235

    vertigo235 Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Oct 27, 2000
    Also surisingly enough on both US shows it seems like the Wait staff actually seemed to have more a of a straight head than the managment!

    Also, week or not, Martin still wasn't a good manager.

    Besides I find it hard to believe that in one week martin arranged for Kitchen Nightmares to come to the resteraunt as he said he did. I'm sure it's a longer process than that.
  16. jlb

    jlb Go Pats!

    Dec 13, 2001
    Burlington, VT
    Does anyone know if there is a legitimate place to download the BBCA eps of the UK version? I looked on iTunes, Unbox, and the BBCA web-site and didn't see any. I would like to watch an ep or two of the UK show to make my analysis of Frank_M's thoughts.......
  17. mwhip

    mwhip All better

    Jul 22, 2002
  18. rich

    rich Final answer?

    Mar 18, 2002
    New York
  19. mwhip

    mwhip All better

    Jul 22, 2002
    That is all signage violations at least they did not find bugs or rotten food.
  20. DLiquid

    DLiquid Progressive User

    Sep 17, 2001
    Funny stuff, better than last week for sure. I've never seen the UK version.

    I get the impression some of this is a set up though. Some scenes seem manufactured.

    Good. Near the end of the show, I started to think Martin might be an actor that was brought in by the show.

    Bad. So maybe not an actor, but perhaps a set up.

    The first half of the show was great, but the makeover part was not as entertaining to me, and the ending was just silly. It reminds me of a love story where a couple has severe relationship problems throughout the entire story, then at the end they hug and passionately kiss, and you are supposed to think they will live happily ever after. I'm just not convinced that a facelift can save a restaurant as messed up as this one was, although the gentle warrior chef consultant might be able to keep them on track. They need to check in after several weeks or something.

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