Kitchen Nightmares: Season 1 (2007 - 2009)



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Air date: Sep 19, 2007
Air date: Sep 26, 2007
Air date: Oct 3, 2007
Air date: Oct 10, 2007
Air date: Oct 17, 2007
Air date: Nov 7, 2007
Air date: Nov 14, 2007
Air date: Nov 21, 2007
Air date: Nov 28, 2007
Air date: Dec 12, 2007
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Critic Reviews for Kitchen Nightmares Season 1

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (4)

The series has a couple of faults, right from the start, but both could be easily fixed.

Feb 28, 2019 | Rating: 7.4/10 | Full Review…

Overall Kitchen Nightmares focuses too much on its star's fiery personality and the interpersonal dramas between him and the staffers he's been sent in to help. There's little to enjoy here unless you're hooked on the hot-tempered drama of reality TV.

Feb 28, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

I dunno if it's the brainwashing simply taking hold, but I love me some "Kitchen Nightmare."

Jun 11, 2018 | Full Review…

The Fox edition emphasizes mishap, argument and emotional breakdown almost to the exclusion of cuisine.

Feb 28, 2019 | Full Review…

The thrill of watching Mr. Ramsay is in witnessing someone so at peace with his own arrogance.

Feb 28, 2019 | Full Review…

I'd also be lying if I said I didn't find Kitchen Nightmares ridiculously entertaining

Feb 28, 2019 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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What's really frightening is the certain knowledge, after seeing this show, that Mr. Ramsay has visited only a tiny fraction of establishments where we diners routinely are served germ-laden garbage.

Jun 13, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Kitchen Nightmares: Season 1

Kitchen Nightmares profits off of shaming small one-man owned or family-owned business restaurants by encouraging everyone not to eat there by showing how unsanitary, moldy or outdated their food and storing/preparing/ cooking methods are. Not that I feel sorry for those pathetic small businesses, but it gets repetitive and tedious to watch pessimistic cam-corded videos mocking restaurant failure all the time.

"Kitchen Nightmares" has an entertaining concept that this American remake misjudge, and instead brings you repetitive, mediocre tv-drama that leaves the authentic feel outside that the British original offered, and thrive on Gordon Ramsey’s tv-personality.

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