Hell’s Kitchen Premiere: ‘What the [Bleep] Is This?’

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How great was the season premiere of Hells Kitchen? (If you didnt catch it, its now online.) Gordon Ramsay mustve said Oh, my God more times than a Valley girl with Tourettes. The whole show was like that time you tried to cook as a kid, and your parents caught you playing with the stove and went apeshit. It had to give you a new appreciation for the level at which Top Chefs cheftestants operate (somewhere above basic competence) and even a new appreciation for that shows contrived plot twists (after the 50th time, its not all that compelling to watch Gordo wag a piece of protein in someones face and scream, Raw! Raw! Raw! like a demonic cheerleader), but whatever, you had to love Gordo pulling discarded pasta out of a trash bin and yelling, Look! Look! What the [bleep] is this?!? and then later rummaging through some botched lamb chops and squealing, Look! ... At! ... This! ... Look! Look! LOOK! What the [bleep] is this?!? Gordo also did a fine job of building up Robert Hesse just so he could knock him down. And the ending? Priceless. Were not sure how many episodes well end up watching this season (none of the donkeys contestants have grown on us yet), but were definitely watching the next one. Grub Street Boston has more.