Saturday, May 09, 2009

Masterchef - Top 20

As I wrote previously, despite the problems I thought existed with Masterchef, I would continue to watch. Thankfully, it's gotten a lot better after the audition phase and I'm really getting into it. I'm even learning a few things food wise, bonus.

However, the latest eviction of one of the top 20 has irked me greatly. Neil from At My Table has already written about it, but I have to weigh in as well. What the hell is the show doing by making the contestants vote each other out. It has descended into a Survivor style contest. The focus now won't be on the food, but on building alliances and sabotaging each other.

I thought Masterchef would be better than that and rely on the food aspect to draw an audience. But, they have descended into reality TV staple of people attacking each other to get on top. I agree with Neil that the judges should be the ones voting people out. Isn't that what they're there for. Otherwise I don't see them serving much purpose. There is already a host on the show, why do we need another three people standing around trying to look serious. The show needs to change this around so that the focus is back on the contestants trying to learn as much about food and cooking and become the "Masterchef", not the "Master Manipulator".


  1. yeah, i saw a bit of that episode. it reminds me of ramsay's hell's kitchen.
    to be honest, having watched the UK version, i just switch off most of the time when it comes on tv.
    maybe i'm just not into reality tv, coz at the end of the day, it is reality tv.. ;)

  2. Absolutely. I haven't tuned in all that much to masterchef, and I didn't realise people had to vote each other out. With that in mind, I agree with you 100% - make it about the food, not a popularity contest.

  3. Iling and Anna, after the last episode where again they have to vote each other off, I'm really being turned off this show.