'Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted': Fans reminded of Anthony Bourdain's series, say Gordon can't replace the legend
The showrunners may have found the germ of the idea from Anthony Bourdain's once longstanding hit show 'Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown'
'Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted' returned with Season 2 this week and as promised, it's nothing short of a thrilling ride. However, the viewers have one bone to pick.
The showrunners may have found the germ of the idea from Anthony Bourdain's once longstanding hit show 'Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown' but that shouldn't have to mean it's a rip-off. National Geographic has been careful in its selection of the places Gordon would travel to and the pulse-pounding activities he would indulge in. Season 2 Episode 1 began with Ramsay charting the Tasmanian waters and woods to deep-dive into the island's most traditional recipes. He goes the extra mile, both figuratively and literally, to experience the untouched beauty of this less-popular Australian state.
The sprawling lands and deep lakes house some of the best and unique flora and fauna, which the celebrity chef was able to mildly uncover with his beyond-adventurous expedition. He dove into the water hoping to find crayfish, knowing fully well there's a chance of great white sharks tailing him. But it was worth it when Gordon found the biggest crayfish he had ever seen. "I thought I'd seen some pretty big crayfish in my time but honestly, the crawfish we found in Tasmania were in dark, deep crevices and were the size of bloody Labrador dogs. These things are huge and getting them out of the holes was exciting and nerve-wracking at the same time," the chef told IndieWire.
While his efforts are sincere, fans seem to be reminded of late chef Bourdain, whose show had a similar premise. Although, they have agreed that the premiere was indeed entertaining, they don't think it could ever be as legendary as Bourdain's series. "Fallen in love again with the show #Uncharted. It doesn’t replace Anthony Bourdain 'Parts Unknown', but it’s entertaining," a fan shared, while another posted: "Gordon Ramsey done stole Anthony Bourdain swag I see. With this Uncharted show... fairly interesting. He almost got done in by a Rhino tho #gordonramsay #Uncharted." One more said, "Anthony Bourdain walked so Gordon Ramsey could run! #Uncharted is good but #PartsUnknown is legendary! Rest in paradise Anthony Bourdain!" a viewer commented. "#Uncharted sounds like a really good reincarnated Anthony Bourdain experience #cookingshows," another tweeted.
Catch all the new episodes of 'Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted' on National Geographic every Sunday.