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Friday, July 18, 2014

Hell's Kitchen, Four Idiots Compete: Determing the Final Two

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Does Gordon Ramsay lie in bed at night wondering how it all went so horribly wrong? Sure, he has a great career, Michelin stars, a lovely family, tons of money, but he obviously sold his soul to the devil to acquire these things. He has a burning rivalry with fellow Brit chef Jamie Oliver, but you don't see Oliver hosting cornball shows like Hell's Kitchen. This week they staged fake Secret Service agents, fake LAPD "CHiPs" units, and fake metal detectors to roll out the contestant's families as a surprise. Does Gordon stand there amid all that, so caught up in the glitz of fame that he no longer notices what is stupid and what is sophistimakated?

Gordon, you are disappointing me.

I could have predicted who the final two contestants would be. Even though the women started out super strong, in the end its two men, the Big Galoot and the Generic Attractive Guy. The Generic Attractive Guys tend to win this contest, so my money is on Scott. I know I said earlier on that this is one of the few shows that gives female chefs an even shake, but on this season Ramsay really dropped the ball. He ceded to the men. Shame shame, everybody knows your game.

Speaking of males who win cooking contests, accidentally culinary star and Top Chef winner Michael Voltaggio appears on this episode, serving food to Jason at his restaurant Ink. He's an amazing chef but he has the personality of a John Dory fillet. I'm getting annoyed that men excel in this world and women take the backseat. Grrrrrr.

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