Kitchen Confidential - The Complete Series
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While Cooper (The Wedding Crashers) isn't the most obvious choice to play Bourdain--and although Kitchen Confidential would've made more sense on cable--he does a surprisingly credible job, even if the writing lets him down on occasion. Realistic or not, severed fingers and singed eyebrows tend to play better in print than on the screen. Of the 13 episodes produced, FOX only aired four (back-to-back with Arrested Development), which is a shame as it was just starting to hit its stride. Guest stars include Bitty Schram ("Exile on Main Street"), John Larroquette ("Dinner Date with Death"), and Cooper's Alias co-star Michael Vartan ("French Fight"). --Kathleen C. Fennessy
- Disc 1:
- Exile On Main Street
- Dinner Date With Death
- French Fight
- You Lose, I Win
- Rabbit Test
- The Robbery
- Teddy, Takes Off
- Disc 2:
- Let's Do Brunch
- Praise Be Praise
- An Affair To Remember
- Power Play
- And the Award Goes To
- Kitchen Confidential trailer
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It's really a shame, too. While I won't contend that "Kitchen Confidential" was brilliant, it was a show I felt had real potential to evolve into greatness. Breezy and sexy, particularly for network TV, "Kitchen" succeeded as a bawdy workplace romp. Turning Anthony Bourdain into a fictional character named Jack Bourdain, the show gave us a glimpse into a world where chefs have become rock stars. With rivalries, groupies, and big egos--this comedy explored territory that seemed fresh. Relying on real humor and not encumbered with a laugh track, "Kitchen" wasn't perfect--but it was different. Maybe that was its curse, its ultimate downfall.
Heading up everything as Jack was Bradley Cooper. So unnecessary in "Alias," Cooper proved himself a real star here! Charismatic and commanding, he played Jack as a likable dog.Read more ›
He assembles his kitchen staff from his old coworkers including: Steven, a British thug who's been known to cause plenty of mischief and will serve as Jack's sous-chef; Seth, a pastry chef with a crush on the hostess and a penchant for wearing bandannas as neckties; Teddy, an Asian seafood genius who has a volatile relationship with Jack; and Jim, the nerdy newbie who Jack inherits from the old chef. Together, the team creates an inspiring menu and helps put Nolita on the map as one of the new hip NYC restaurants.
Kitchen Confidential takes all of the best parts of Anthony Bourdain's memoir and twists it just enough to make it entertaining fiction rather than verbatim retelling. Bradley Cooper plays the part of Jack Bourdain with just enough wit and candor to remind viewers of Anthony, but with enough of his individual style to make the role his own. The supporting cast are nothing if not hilarious, and the stories of life inside a kitchen will provide fans of shows like Top Chef and Hell's Kitchen with a little fictional fuel for the culinary interest fire. As always, Fox cancelled the show after only 4 episodes aired, but hopefully with the success of the DVD sales (a la Family Guy) viewers might be in store for more Kitchen Confidential in the future.
This is getting to be routine for the Fox network. Take a great program, market it badly, give it a lousy time slot (why start a new show right before you know you're going to show the World Series?!), show episodes out of order, and then cancel it after just a few shows are aired. One would think that there should be some heads rolling at Fox. (I doubt it.) I digress - it's just infuriating to discover another great program only to discover that some morons canceled it while utter crap remains on the air.
"Kitchen Confidential" shares some of the same basic traits (beyond being canceled) with "Wonderfalls." It's tightly edited, funny, cutting edge, and pushes the envelope for network television. A few tweaks on language and nudity and it could easily be a quality show you'd find on Showtime or HBO. With that in mind, KC is a comedy for adults. If you like the humor on "Boston Legal" you'll probably enjoy this show.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love this series. Can't believe it's been out all these years and I just found out about it. There aren't a lot of episodes, but each one is a gem. Read morePublished 12 days ago by John Kozloff
this is an amazing series with a lot of A-list celebrities. its a shame that Fox cancelled it too early. one of many many many many many mistakesPublished 13 days ago by Akirax187
This show has little in common with Anthony Bourdain's Kitchen Confidential. They did get writing ideas from a few sentences in the book. Read morePublished 1 month ago by George C. Glanzmann
We have already watched the whole series more than once, and only wish there had been more episodes! We do not remember this series on t.v. Read morePublished 4 months ago by StarZ
Clever dialogue, well-developed characters and BRILLIANT cast + solid camerawork and lighting that avoided the typical cheesiness of 22-min episodes. Read morePublished 5 months ago by S.K.Roark
I'm getting on 70 years, and this show reminds me of Italian Sex Comedies of the 60's and 70's. Think sexy women (updated to make them as hungry and capable as men) and goofy male... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Den NC USA
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