'Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted' slammed as a 'rip-off' of Anthony Bourdain's show while some fans call it an 'improvement'
Gordon Ramsay is returning to our screens for a brand new series titled 'Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted' by National Geographic.
While there are just a few days left for the show to premiere, the world-renowned chef is currently facing heat from few fans who claim the series is similar to former famed chef Anthony Bourdain's series, 'Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown'.
Amid the backlash, most fans revealed they are excited about the show and while some called it a rip-off, others found it to be an improvement and that Ramsay is the perfect replacement for Bourdain.
Ramsay's series that will release on July 21st on National Geographic is produced by Studio Ramsay. The new show revolves around Ramsay who travels around the world and learns about local ingredients and culinary traditions. The series consists of six episodes and each episode will feature Ramsay cooking his own dishes using ingredients harvested and hunted by him.
The series released a press release, regarding the forthcoming show calling it an “anthropology-through-cuisine expedition.” Unveiling what the series is about, the press release explained, "Each episode of UNCHARTED will include three key ingredients: unlocking a culture’s culinary secrets through exploration and adventure with local food heroes, no matter where they may lead him; tracking down high-octane traditions, pastimes and customs that are specific to the region in hopes of discovering the undiscovered; and, finally, testing Ramsay against the locals, pitting his own interpretations of regional dishes against the tried-and-true classics. The series moves beyond conversation to truly immerse Ramsay in all aspects of the local culture to better prepare him for the final friendly cooking competition with local chefs and foodies."
'Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted' is set to release just a year after the death of Bourdain. National Geographic first revealed details about the series last year, just a few months post Bourdain's death. Ever since the news of the forthcoming show was made known to the public, fans took to social media and revealed how they are not in favor of the show due to its similarity with 'Anthony Bourdain's: Parts Unknown' and 'No Reservations'.
"Really sounds like you are trying to cash in on Anthony Bourdain’s legacy by seemingly copying the premise of his series," wrote a fan on Twitter. Adding to that another fan said, "So it’s basically a ripoff of Anthony Bourdain's parts unknown."
One fan also commented saying he is trying to take the former chef's place. "Gordon is trying to be the next Anthony Bourdain." While a few fans still give Ramsay heat due to his show having similarities to Bourdain's 'Parts Unknown' and 'No Reservations', some fans call it an improvement and hope Ramsay can do Bourdain justice.
"Looks a lot like Anthony Bourdain’s shows. His were the best. Hope these come a close second!" wrote a fan on Twitter. Another fan said, "So basically this is a remake of Anthony Bourdain's Parts Unknown or Andrew Zimmern's Bizarre Foods. Probably a lot less booze but the same amount of swearing. Good luck, we'll be watching. Please skip the cheese with the worms made inside the goat stomach, we all about hurled!"
While another fan wrote, "You say rip off I say improvement." Adding to that a fan said, "Well Bourdain is dead and Ramsay is alive. If he wants to do it, let him. He never said it was a new concept, though. Lol!"
"Looking forward to it, miss Anthony’s quirky taste and think you are perfect to fill the slot," said another fan.
'Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted' will premiere on National Geographic on July 21. Check your local listings for more information.