Originally Posted by DJ's left nut
The thing is, I generally sympathize with people on Kitchen Nightmares because Ramsey kinda acts like he forgets how unbelievably hard running a restaurant is.
They fail...a lot. And the people that run them are often putting every thing they have into them, both their time and money. It's an all-consuming challenge that these people often undertake.
And then Ramsey shows up, calls them cocks and acts like it's just the easiest thing in the world and they're silly assholes for getting it wrong. Then he acts stunned when people get upset about it, as though any of us would be totally okay with having someone blast what we've given our lives to try to create.
But this ****ing lunatic...well she's beyond sympathy. This woman and her husband are just in another world. I've rarely seen anyone so far removed from reality. It's pretty incredible.
I imagine that producers have them add in lots of fake drama.
For example, Restaurant Stakeout. Similar thing, but it's all completely bullshit and people are acting.
Same thing with Bar Rescue and pretty much all of those shows.
And anyways, having an expert come in for a week and redecorate, rename the place, clean the place up, install a new menu is definitely a good start to starting over. But it's still going to be the same people running it. They are still going to make the same mistakes. He isn't really teaching them anything about how to run a restaurant for long term success.