Gordon Ramsay Delivers Three Delicious Shows for Our Summer Viewing Enjoyment

Categories: Leftovers, TV

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When regular networks like NBC, ABC, CBS and FOX put their shows on hiatus, they line up mind-numbing, inexpensive-to-produce fare for us to consume while Mark Harmon, Alec Baldwin and Patrick Dempsey (and their expensive hair, wardrobes and sets) get a well-deserved vacation.

CBS will bring back the blight that is Big Brother for the fourteenth (!) time, ABC will rock our world with Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition and NBC will be grossing us out with a weird Survivor-meets-The Bachelor hybrid called Love in the Wild.

If summer television programming is junk food for the brain, then FOX Television is the drive-thru and Gordon Ramsay is the guy slinging the burgers and fries. This summer Ramsay is spearheading three shows for Fox: the wildly popular humiliation-and-shout-fest Hell's Kitchen comes back for season ten, the much more interesting, foodie-driven Masterchef will follow HK for its third season, and, finally, Ramsay's newest reality show, Hotel Hell, will debut.

I don't know about you, but I'm ready to chow down.

You know how when you stop being a student, and you get a job, summer vacation stops being special? (Unless you're a teacher, of course.) And then weekends become your big thing, right? You wait all week for those two days you have off. Only sometimes you end up like me, a freelancer who works for herself, and weekends -- and evenings -- tend to lose any kind of special feeling, because you end up working a lot of weekends and late nights. So while I have found it impossible to reclaim the decadence of evenings and weekends off, I have found a way to reclaim the delicious, relaxing vibe of summer: television.

I'm stocking up on wine coolers this weekend and setting the DVR for this trio of Gordon Ramsay shows, and I won't apologize for it, either. Sure, I could devote that time to finally watching Downton Abbey or cleaning my bathroom or reading the stack of books on my nightstand, but c'mon -- I work hard. I deserve a little mindless fun, don't I?

And frankly, even if these shows are mindless junk food, they are going to take a certain amount of commitment and dedication. Hell's Kitchen premieres at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 29, and leads straight into the Master Chef premiere at 9 p.m.; the next week HK expands to two nights a week, and will pair its second episode with Hotel Hell, which premieres on Monday, June 4, at 9 p.m. Whether Master Chef will have a second weekly episode has yet to be announced, but if it does, we have to be prepared to commit to between five and six hours of Gordon Ramsay every week.

Who's with me?

Masterchef

Masterchef website, Facebook, and Twitter

Hell's Kitchen

Hell's Kitchen website, Facebook, and Twitter

Hotel Hell

Hotel Hell Facebook, and Twitter



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11 comments
Terry Alexander
Terry Alexander

Gordon Ramsay is The Shit! I even catch his stuff on BBC every now and then.TA

Kingminos777
Kingminos777

"the blight that is Big Brother...?" how utterly condescending and offensive your remark. A show that has endured for 14 seasons and attracts such a loyal and devoted following, encompassing multiple media platforms including tv and the web. So not-cool your statement.

AwesomeMargie
AwesomeMargie

I love these shows!  

I'm still in hate with Elise from last year's HK.

Violettaer
Violettaer

One of my favorite SouthPark episodes features Gordon.

Christina Uticone
Christina Uticone

In case anyone is wondering, Kingminos777 and I have had a lovely email exchange today, in which we discussed our reality television preferences. As I explained to him, I stopped watching BB after three seasons because the producers stopped casting interesting people and started focusing on skin and personality clashes. I also promised to buy Kingminos777 a beer, should he ever visit our dear city, and if that happens I invite all of you to attend and we can have a big reality show preference debate.

So, please BB fans, take big, deep breath and relax. Or I'll have to start insulting your mothers.

Christina Uticone
Christina Uticone

Dude, an email and a comment? You like Big Brother too much. For real.

LW
LW

Actually, the entire article spells his name wrong, no?

Kingminos777
Kingminos777

Christina pls start icing those Coronas! No lime pls.

Christina Uticone
Christina Uticone

Thank you. The amazing thing is that I spelled it right, and then went back and changed the "a" to an "e" everywhere. I'm very confused.

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