Return of MasterChef

2 Jun

Last night saw the long awaited return of MasterChef to Australian television.  This season MasterChef has swapped cities, moving down to Melbourne from Sydney.

I had looked forward to it with great anticipation.  Sadly, I was dreadfully disappointed.  I found it hard to get enthused by any of the contestants, and I found I was getting dreadfully bored watching it.  If I’d had a gun I would have shot a smiley face in the wall.

I fail to see the point of larking around the MCG.  It’s a cooking contest, not a football game.  My only assumption is that the producers are also trying to sell Melbourne to the viewers.  Note to producers:  If the viewers want to be sold on a particular city, we’ll watch travel programs.

The whole Boys vs Girls thing was an attempt to ramp up the excitement that failed dismally.  I think that would have been more suited to MasterChef Junior, rather than the adult version.

Did worry about one of the contestants when he said that men were better chefs because of the testosterone.  Excuse me, but testosterone is the last thing you want in the kitchen, unless you’re having sex on the kitchen table! 

Testosterone fueled males anywhere near sharp, pointy objects is a recipe for complete, utter, and total disaster.  They will probably only hurt themselves, and it’s so hard explaining the injuries to the paramedics.

Only point of amusement in the show was Matt Preston referring to himself as the “disreputable uncle” of the MasterChef family. 

I was so completely underwhelmed by the first MasterChef of season 5 that I ended up turning off the television to amuse myself with my book. 

I will give MasterChef a go a bit later on.  Maybe it will settle down after they’ve got that stupid Boy/Girl theme out of the way.  I certainly hope so.


3 Responses to “Return of MasterChef”

  1. Bellz June 3, 2013 at 2:01 am #

    Masterchef had 1.1+ million views (preliminary) last night. I got sick of all the crap that goes on with a lot of the reality shows so don’t watch too much of it these days. Why the heck can’t they just bloody cook if that’s what its all about. I hate it when cooking shows females seem to become the bitchy session, making it all about them and not the food.
    Typical of a male to be thinking of his own sausage instead of the pigs when he’s cooking.


  2. Leanne's delicious food and travel June 20, 2013 at 3:16 am #

    I, and many of my friends, felt the same way as you did after the first night. It has settled down now though. Although I should mention that the boys are acting as slaves to the girls for a limited time due to losing a challenge but that isn’t mentioned too often.



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