Our cable channels have started spewing out repeats of Kitchen Nightmares recently and we find ourselves tuning in and slipping into an IQ coma with alarming regularity. I’m not quite sure why hubby and I watch since we always feel a bit dirtier afterwards, but it is quite compelling.
If nothing else, it’s like an all-access backstage kitchen pass and quite enlightening about the hideous, grinding work that goes into running a restaurant.
The Kitchen Nightmare format of scene setting + crisis + resolution = Gordon’s rapid-fire summing up to camera is decent enough but I suspect that if you were a regular viewer it’d push you into madness.
I prefer Gordon in literary form. He is much less shouty.
His masala sauce recipe is a big hit with us and I wouldn’t mind owning one of his cookbooks but the reality shows are too much. My brain wants to flee the scene as soon as the opening credits start rolling.
I get it, he’s empire-building but so was Caesar and look how that turned out.
On a final note, have you seen these kid? He does a disturbingly accurate Gordon impression..not sure whether to laugh or call child services…