For seven seasons and 92 episodes, Kitchen Nightmares was essential viewing for reality television fans. Everybody knew the premise: celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay would be invited by the owners to spend a week with a failing restaurant.

During that time, Ramsay would attempt to pinpoint the establishment’s problems and revive their fortunes through things like menu changes, décor improvements, and better staff management. Sometimes it worked, other times it didn’t. A lot of times it resulted in huge arguments.

Ramsay being Ramsay, the show also featured a fair amount of expletives, often of the f-word variety. First broadcast in the UK and later remade in the US, the series was undeniably addictive and a ...

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