A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Family, friends, and passion for food are themes.
Positive Role Models
Ramsay is supportive but can be brusque.
Violence & Scariness
Voices occasionally raised, but nothing major.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
References to dating.
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"The F word" is food, but there's bleeped cursing (with blurred mouths).
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Products & Purchases
Guest celebs promote their own work.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Wine, cocktails served.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that The F Word with Gordon Ramsay, the U.S. version of Britain's Gordon Ramsay's F Word, is a cooking competition that highlights teamwork and a passion for food (i.e., the "F word"). There's some bleeped cursing (mouths blurred) but not as much as many have come to expect from the show's host. On occasion there's some arguing. There's also alcohol (wine, cocktails) served throughout the show, and guest celebs often plug their own work. Teens might like it, but overall there's not a whole lot of kid appeal.
Is It Any Good?
This moderately entertaining cooking series highlights teamwork, family, friends, and food. However, most of it is committed to filling up live airtime while teams are preparing and serving meals in a studio restaurant, rather than detailing how dishes are being prepared. Gordon Ramsay checks in with teams at certain points, but the conversations are brief and often focus on things that needs to be improved.
Like in the British version, Chef Ramsay does a lot of schmoozing, and the appearance of celebs (many of whom are promoting their own work) is designed to make the show more exciting. But the honest feedback from other diners, most of which isn't shown on camera, is much more interesting. Fans of the original may enjoy tuning in, but diehard foodies may not find The F Word with Gordon Ramsay seasoned well enough for their taste.
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