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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

MasterChef Junior: Salmon and Copycats

Posted By on Wed, Dec 10, 2014 at 10:03 AM


Well, we could’ve predicted this outcome, though to be fair I didn’t think Logan would be last kid standing.

They really need to have a competition solely of 10-and-under because we all knew from day one that Samuel would end up in the finale. He’s a local boy from Greenbrae so we should cheer him on, but he’s a thirty year old man by all other accounts.

Saddest of course was seeing Abby cry when she was eliminated; so sad in fact that even ol’ Iron skillet Bastianich teared up. Hey FOX, bring back a cooking show with just Abby and Oona, okay?

I’ve figured something pretty monumental out: Gordon Ramsay sold his soul to the devil. How else to explain the rapid out-churning of all his shows on the network. As penance he is forced to constantly be taping. This show is set to end in days but the new season of Masterchef Jr. is going to start airing in January. Unheard of. But why the network killed Kitchen Nightmares but continues to run the stale-ass Hell’s Kitchen is beyond me. And what’s with the paltry four episode season of Motel Hell? I love that show!

I predict that the runaway success of junior will usher in a mad influx of copycat kid-competition shows on other networks, not necessarily just about cooking. (Threads already emerged on Lifetime, a show based on Project Runway, but it’s quite dull.)

Tune in next time to see Samuel go head to head with Logan. Or, do what I do and DVR it. We know who’s gonna win anyway.  
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