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S09.E08: A Gordon Ramsay Wedding 2018.07.11

1 hour ago, Wings said:

 

When this show was new we all commented on how much we enjoyed Gordon as himself outside of Hell's Kitchen.  When that changed my disappointment was palpable.  

Yes, I think that Gordon has become a parody of himself.

There's a meanness to him that seems abusive.  We've all had times when we're not quite sure what we're doing, or when we're making an error.  Having some scream,  "oh my God, what is WRONG with you?" is the way to destroy confidence and have people give up.  

With some of the recent scandals in the restaurant industry, it's tough to watch these professionals display exactly the kind of behavior that gets them in trouble outside of the show.

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Gordon seemed meaner this episode, I think Joe would have been about the same if he was in the kitchen. Juni deserved to be eliminated, I hope Ramsay's insult towards Matt wasn't about his appearance.

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46 minutes ago, backformore said:

With some of the recent scandals in the restaurant industry, it's tough to watch these professionals display exactly the kind of behavior that gets them in trouble outside of the show.

Good point. 

21 minutes ago, xcrayon2215x said:

Gordon seemed meaner this episode, I think Joe would have been about the same if he was in the kitchen. Juni deserved to be eliminated, I hope Ramsay's insult towards Matt wasn't about his appearance.

I don't remember what Matt looks like and a quick google didn't bring him up.  Is there a defining feature?

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1 hour ago, Wings said:

Good point. 

I don't remember what Matt looks like and a quick google didn't bring him up.  Is there a defining feature?

He doesn't have a defining characteristic - which in this hodgepodge should make him stand out.  Age anywhere from 30  to 45, black glasses, average height and build, modest demeanor.  The show says he's an optometrist, but he also looks like an accountant.  He's Everyman.

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21 hours ago, RalphieW said:

In case you have forgotten, Shaun and Taylor were originally from the same season.

But she didn’t make the cut to actually be one of the contestants. Right? Didn’t she say this was the third time she auditioned and finally made it through this season?

And if that is the case, it’s not like she worked with him, competed against him to be all gushy and in awe of him as if he were Gordon Ramsay or Wolfgang Puck.

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1 hour ago, GHScorpiosRule said:

But she didn’t make the cut to actually be one of the contestants. Right? Didn’t she say this was the third time she auditioned and finally made it through this season?

And if that is the case, it’s not like she worked with him, competed against him to be all gushy and in awe of him as if he were Gordon Ramsay or Wolfgang Puck.

They actually spend really long time together before the original cast of maybe top 80 slowly cut down to the final top 20 as far as I know. 

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18 hours ago, Wings said:

I despise the challenges where they serve 100 people.  Amature cooks don't have the skill to do this and it makes for terrible TV.  Not fun. 

I’ve catered parties for 200 .... by myself .... and I’m no professional. LOL, but I also had days to prepare, not a couple of hours. I wonder how good the food tasted with such a short window to get it on a plate.

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56 minutes ago, cooksdelight said:

I’ve catered parties for 200 .... by myself .... and I’m no professional. LOL, but I also had days to prepare, not a couple of hours. I wonder how good the food tasted with such a short window to get it on a plate.

I think they probably fill up on booze and bread and wedding cake. It always looks like a lot of guests leave a ton on their plates.

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I just saw that Lindsay (lesbian) is from Orange MA.  That is the town next to where I lived for 45 years!  I did grocery shopping there.   Small rural town with a Walmart, hardware and grocery basically.  Cool!   Stephen King just filmed a series, Castle Rock, there that comes out on Hulu later this month.  Never has it seen this much action!  

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I’m friends with Lindsay on FB, she’s a very interesting person in regard to food. She comes across as more of a professional chef than we’re led to see on the show.

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