Speaking of cooking shows, right now Restaurant Makeover has to be tops for me. The combination of high end cooking, design and renovations is proving to be a great formula.
Normally I cringe at these quick-fix reno shows with their unrealistic time frames, but RM instantly brings back memories (good, not so good) of some hospitality jobs that i've been a part of. The clients are real, the money is real and the crap that the construction crew is put through is insane. Plus I always get a kick when the Chef gets told how his menu is complete shit. The deflated egos are worth it.
Definitely worth a view.