Masterchef: The Professionals – Ticks All The Boxes And Then Some
There is a lot of media mileage being made of the feud between Marco Pierre White and Gordon Ramsay, however there is one is mistake made by the Masterchef: The Professionals judge that would not have occurred under Gordon Ramsay’s watch. You will have to watch the show to see if you can pick it but hint it happens in service.
Having said that Marco Pierre has many advantages that Gordon Ramsay does not….. as well has being far more articulate.
However for those who are not fans of Marco probably want to know if they should check out the show and the answer is a resounding yes.
It has to be acknowledged that first episodes of reality shows are difficult as they have to introduce contestants so you feel you get to know them a bit, have some cooking action so the viewer does not get bored, and tantalise the us about what is happening in future episodes.
Masterchef: The Professionals does all this well which is no mean feat in an hour episode.
Being professional chefs we can see the cooking is going to be good and the egos are already enlarged. These are no shy amateurs. Most of these contestants are used to be top dog in their kitchen and calling the shots, even in episode one you can already see tensions brewing when they have to collaborate.
With $200,000 for the winner, a round the world trip and also a potential celebrity chef media career for these people it is game on from the first episode.
The production is slick, the contestant back stories are moving, and Marco Pierre White and Matt Preston have a nice frission.
The new Masterchef Kitchen is slick but the opening shots of Melbourne are not quite as iconic as Sydney (ok I am biased), and the entry to the kitchen is set up to make it look like a working kitchen lane way.
Fans of the show will not be disappointed and new viewers should be quickly hooked in.
Masterchef: The Professionals starts Sunday 20 January at 7.30pm and continues Monday and Tuesday night’s on Network TEN.
There will be a recap of the first episode up after it has screened, however I am currently on my way to the USA for three weeks, and may not be able to access Masterchef: The Professionals. I had not expected the Network’s to start shows three weeks before the ratings year commence. I am still working out if or how to access it. Worse case scenario is I will put an open post after the episode airs for people to chat about it.
Please note this is not an issue for My Kitchen Rules and those recaps will be up after it has screen in Australia.