Masterchef – elimination
Sometimes, just sometimes, I wish reality TV would surprise me. Michelle’s had the loser edit for most of the season so far, whereas Kate and Sam have been given loads of positive air-time. No surprise, then, that it was Michelle to go and the Sam/Kate/Josh alliance lives on. Boo.
Things that particularly bugged me tonight:
- Josh saying that he hoped Michelle stuffed up. Look, I can understand that he wants to have his mates around, but hoping for a bad performance by the other contestant is just poor form. It also undermines the idea that the “best” chefs will get through; it suggests that he acknowledges that Michelle is a better chef, overall.
- If they are booting based on the worst dish – which they restate until the phrase “worst dish” is nearly bleeding from my ears – why do they need to speak to the contestants? Surely that means the decision is made based on the dish. These guys are chefs/critics. They taste food for a living. What impact can the input of the person who cooked the dish have on whether it’s good/bad, best/worst?
- Stop with the “do you really want this” questioning. Jesus. These people have left their families/loved ones to be stuck in a house with their competitors for the competition. If they want to leave, they’ll leave. Remember Nic? He left.
- And Kate? Shut up. You got through – let the others miss Michelle. God.
Tomorrow – Julia cooks off against Peter Evans, “celebrity chef”. It’s being billed as the “closest” chef vs contestant match-up yet.