For my money it’s Gordon Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares on BBC. Hilarious and poignant. In each episode he visits a failing and dysfunctional restaurant, berates the owner, embarrasses the chef, derides the host, throws a hundred f-bombs. Strangely, the end result is most often a working unit.
I think I’ve seen enough of this and Top Chef to know I don’t want to work in the restaurant business. I just like visiting for dinner.