Fridays, 8:00 PM ET on FOX
Talented young cooks between the ages of 8 and 13 compete in this reality series.
I'm obsessed with this show. Already I happened to skew on the side of "Gordon Ramsay is my idol," so the idea of doing Masterchef with young contestants immediately struck me as a brilliant idea. I did see, however, why some worried about pairing a certain chef, known for yelling "f**k" and making home-cooks cry, with kids aged 8-13. But, I was optimistic. And I think now that the second season has come to a close, any of the initial nay-sayers have been convinced of the genius that is this show, as well! It really is a superb show. The kids are incredible. They say things like "sriracha foam" (lol, wut?) that put my toast-making skills to shame. And they are incredibly supportive of one another, building each other up, and enjoying the healthy competition. We also get to see another side of the judges - Gordon doling out hugs like they're nothing but a thang, Joe picking up little kids left and right, and Graham giggling at all the crazy things 8-13 year olds are inevitably going to say on tv. Though lets face it, Graham was the nice one to start with… Anyway, Masterchef Junior has totally hit the nail on the head, and I will certainly be following it for the seasons to come!
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