This package contains 2 DVDs, each containing 4 episodes, for a total of 8.
Each episode is entertaining and informative - the producers have advertised this as compelling television, and I would have to agree that 'compelling' is the right word. It's impossible to be bored while watching an episode. Furthermore, when I finished watching an episode I found that I wanted to watch another one right away. I was truly sad when I came to the end of this DVD.
They say that your work is what defines you - and if you watch this DVD you'll see right away that Gordon Ramsay is obssessed with restaurants and with the people who run them. His knowledge of cooking and of food, and of cooks and of chefs, and of restaurateurs, is so deep that it's momentarily shocking when, in one episode, he says to the proprietor that he's just 37 years old.
The picture quality for this DVD is reasonably good considering that this show was made for television. Also, I think it's worth noting that I paid just $17 for this DVD after postage and taxes - a bargain, really.
There have been subsequent Kitchen Nightmares seasons, which have aired both in Britain and in America - but this set is the one you want to own. The subsequent seasons, though fun to watch, seem somewhat 'orchestrated' in comparison, whereas the episodes in this set feel almost like mini-documentaries.
Personally, I'm really glad I saw this DVD here at Amazon - and I'm glad I ordered it. I'll re-watch these episodes many times in the years to come.
(Also, if you haven't read Gordon Ramsay's autobiograpy 'Roasting In Hell's Kitchen' then what are you waiting for - it's a wonderful book. You can buy the softcover version here at Amazon for just $10. Why not buy the two together?)