I think you may be right. Perhaps it is because this season is all about American restaurants, and the fact that most Americans don't like strangers telling them to "f*ck off" or "get a pair of bollocks"...LOL. Americans are wound a bit tighter...maybe someone would punch Ramsey for cussing at him...I don't know. Will have to wait to see if other episodes are as laid back as tonight's episode.
Tonight's episode was rather laid back. Ramsey didn't even have to curse about the dirty kitchen. Evidently it met with his approval...but the food was still frozen, microwaved crap.
I just hope that Ramsey doesn't turn into a "Dr. Phil" of nighttime television...where he spends more time dealing with the personal and family troubles of the restaurant owners, instead of focusing on the restaurant itself. We'll see.