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Is Gordon Ramsay’s Career Going Up In Flames?

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It appears Gordon Ramsay who was super hot for Channel 9 in 2007 is beginning to go the way of gladiator sandals and is on the way out.

Last week Hell’s Kitchen USA premiered on Channel 9 to very low ratings of 625,000 in the 9.30pm timeslot.  It is a wonder Channel 9 has not pulled it since they are the kings of the knee jerk reaction.

Here is what I see is wrong with the show:

They get on second rate chefs who have worked in cafeteria’s  and diners to ensure Gordon is able to humiliate them at every opportunity.

It is so obviously fake, and scripted, even Gordon’s “anger” is scripted especially when he closes the kitchen, and

It is Season 2, in the US they are showing Season 5, and Lifestyle showed Season 4 at the beginning of the year.

Personally I think Gordon is becoming a parody of himself, and obviously the stories of his infidelities has NOT helped his credibility. He needs to take some time out, refresh, and then return to television.

Hell’s Kitchen on Channel 9, Tuesday night at 9.30pm.

2 comments

1 Injera { 04.13.09 at 2:47 pm }

Oh, so glad to hear that gladiator sandals are on the way out!

I wonder if he’s been so over-exposed elsewhere? Nine did take a saturation approach to their unexpected star last year, but perhaps other programmers are more thoughtful/aware of overexposure pitfalls and program his shows one at a time (i.e. either Hell’s OR Nightmares OR Boiling Point rather than a triple whammy).

Alternatively, as you say, he’s just so 2007!

2 Culinary Boner { 04.15.09 at 1:23 pm }

While Channel 9 have shown their usual viewer contempt by running an ages old edition of this show – it was released in 2006 FFS, so is 4 years old! – I have to admit an addiction to this very predictable and formulaic show. Maybe it’s just my sadistic side, but its kinda fun watching Gordon fly into a pantomime rage at the dellusional and disfunctional misfits the producers have assembled. I also like that virtually every series the women ‘cleverly’ use the spa to ‘seduce’ to dumbest of the male contestants. Hooks ’em in everytime. Problem with this strategy for last night’s episode was that the vertically-challenged, dumpy black dude was so clearly overwhelmed that he was in a spa with multiple bikini-clad chicks that his internal organs shut down. A timely reminder to all of us of the dangers of actually living out your porn fantasies.