Reality Tidbits – more Masterchef
How can we miss Masterchef if it really won’t go away? Another week goes by and our season two contestants keep themselves in, at least, our peripheral vision.
Matt Preston alerted the Twitterverse to this story, about Callum’s dream of having his own show, asking whether people would watch it. Would you? I’d watch it once, and – to be honest – would be hoping for it to be more Julie Goodwin than Poh, as it would make for a more entertaining blog post!
I fear that Callum has no real understanding of the television world, even after his months of immersion. “It [hanging out with Poh] made me jealous because her job is so fun – it’s MasterChef without the pressure of being eliminated.” They might not call it “elimination”, but networks do have other ways of making unsuccessful shows disappear.
Adam Liaw has been busy blogging, and posted a fabulous piece about the chefs he met on the show. I hope Claire is taking note of the comment about Shaun Presland: “Your food is defined by your passion, not your ethnicity.” It’s a really fun post, with some interesting insights and genuine laugh-out-loud moments.
For those of you with pay TV, the real Masterchef is starting on Monday. Some of you hardcore fans might have already found ways to see this series (I’m guessing it’s the one from earlier this year), but if you haven’t it is definitely worth checking out. It’s on Lifestyle Food at 7.30.
Finally, if you are still jonesing for a reality TV cooking fix, check out The Restaurant on BBC Knowledge, Thursdays at 7.30. You might be able to catch the opening episode again on repeat during the week – I watched it and was instantly hooked (shameless plug for my recap here).