I am a huge fan of Top Chef, actually food shows in general, and had never seen Hell's Kitchen. I decided to give it a try last night and was so disappointed. This is not a show about food or cooking at all. This is no more than a soap opera. They did not even put any context around what was going on - e.g. lay out the challenge, the parameters, the goal, nothing. They did not even indicate what the menu they were serving at dinner was! It was just drama. The same clips over and over again of people crying, yelling, etc. I know that that is probably what keeps the average viewer watching but I was so disappointed!