So I was channel surfing, trying to find some new shows to TiVo, and I taped both these shows.
I was so impressed with both shows. I must admit, when I watched Hell's Kitchen, I wasn't very taken with Chef Ramsey, he came across as a tool.(Side note, I don't know why US entertainment insists on taking a great UK show, and F-ing it up by making it American)
His show essentially takes the chef to restaurants who are failing, and about to close. He reviews what they are doing, and helps them to improve every aspect of the restaurant. It was so awesome. Last night, he was in Spain helping a very cocky chef, turn his business around. Chef Ramsey's comments were so funny, I was laughing out loud, kind of like that embarrassing family member, at Christmas.
The other show is called Hotel Babylon, which is a drama which takes place at an upscale hotel. I was first struck by the beauty and talent of the actors, but then a solid script, production, and acting really impressed me. There is a star who is so beautiful, she would kill here in the states. I like the show, very racy and fun.
I HIGHLY recommend both shows, they are great. They do a funny thing at the beginning where they suggest that US viewers use their closed caption, so they may understand what is being said. The voice over women then states, "If the Boston Tea party would have gone differently, you wouldn't need closed captions."