I don't have a lot to say in the way of a review for Kitchen Nightmares. For the most part, it's not quite as ridiculously over the top as I had feared. Ramsay is even more confrontational as he is in Hell's Kitchen, but the fact that he's out there on the restaurant owner's turf means that they're actually able to fight back a little bit. And fight back was exactly what Peter, the meathead/part-owner of the restaurant in the first episodes, tried to do.
Of course, I bring up the whole meathead thing because I pronounced that Vinnie, one of the contestants on this season's Hell's Kitchen and resident of New Jersey, was in fact a meathead. Well, Peter puts him to shame. You can check out the videos on the show page if you would like some evidence.
I hate to ruin it for you, but everything turns out well in the end, of course, with the owner realizing the folly of their ways and submitting to the tutlage of the master. I'm guessing the real draw on a week-to-week basis will be to see whose grease trap is the most clogged.
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