Ramsay Behind Bars
Posted Jan 31, 2013 @ 2:19 PM
Posted Feb 1, 2013 @ 5:27 PM
Posted Feb 2, 2013 @ 12:01 AM
I don't think this will be a show he'll try to recreate in America.
Yes, probably not a good idea at all!
I was excited about this show, since I love Gordon and also Lockup. So far I'm a little underwhelmed but maybe it will get better. It is funny to watch GR constantly be reminded that the people he's working with are in fact criminals, like when they eat the tarts they've been told a million times not to eat. That same impulsive behavior and lack of thinking about future consequences that got the guys locked up in the first place will naturally keep popping up in big and small ways. I just hope nothing really bad happens to anyone in the crew.
Posted Feb 3, 2013 @ 12:44 PM
It seems to me that, in general, the BBC has the patience to let a Ramsay 'story line' develop organically, whereas FOX forces.every.aspect (including counselor). For this reason, I could not watch a FOX produced,USA version of 'Ramsay in a Prison'.
I liked the twist here that rather than this show being about prison food <yawn> Gordon is assembling a team to sell food outside the prison to 'give back' and defray some of the prison cost(s). As if.
Nobody in Gordon's 'Dirty Dozen' (yes show, i caught the reference...) was doing 'hard time' or seemed particularly dangerous if grading on the Prison bell curve, yet all were institutionalized in their own ways.Of particular interest to me was the member who, when faced with the relative unpredictability of a TV production schedule in prison, was prepared to (very loudly) walk away when faced with the prospect of chow time without HIS sauces from HIS cell.
I enjoyed this show and would reccomend it to anyone who enjoys the subtlety of the Ramsays Kitchen Nightmares/UK episodes.
Edited by AladdinSane, Feb 3, 2013 @ 2:34 PM.
Posted Feb 3, 2013 @ 6:08 PM
It's a good series - it's nice that the Brits will let something go for a few useful shows, and move on, rather than try to drag a premise out for years.
Posted Feb 4, 2013 @ 11:50 AM