MASTERCHEF Season 2 Premiere Review

MASTERCHEF "Audition 1? Season 2 Episode 1 – I was able to view an advance screening of the Season 2 premiere episode of MasterChef and I think it’s fair to say that this is probably the best that FOX has done in terms of Gordon Ramsay shows for American audiences. I became a Gordon Ramsay fan after watching his British television programs and was disappointed in the adaptations ofRamsay’s Kitchen Nightmares and Hell’s Kitchen that were made for American audiences. I dismissed MasterChef in its first season thinking it would be more of the same. In all honesty, part of it is still feels the same – there’s still the manufactured drama and melodramatic music that is the hallmark of FOX reality programming, but there’s something about MasterChef that feels just a little bit more genuine. A little bit.

Part of it might be that with three judges on board, Chef Ramsay doesn’t always have to play the screaming man. He still has his moments, but his angry outbursts are balanced better with more authentic amusement and moments of sincerity so he doesn’t seem like a caricature of himself the way he did on Hell’s Kitchen and Kitchen Nightmares. Read More...


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