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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

MasterChef Junior: The Winner is Announced

Posted By on Wed, Dec 17, 2014 at 12:02 PM


The thing I love about reality TV is that I can pick villains and heroes, cheer for my favorites and boo my enemies. This gets complicated when the show involves little kids. I feel like an asshole for hoping that local kid Samuel (from Greenbrae) loses to Tennessee corncob-toothed Logan. Actually, I feel bad pointing out that Logan has some funny teeth, because he’s only 11. (Though the camera panning up to his proud mom and her matching choppers confirmed that maternal RNA gene transfer.) In short, being a snarky television bitch ain’t easy when there’s fragile children competing.

I didn’t expect Logan to win. In fact, he really was never much of a front runner at any point. Through the luck of other people doing worse than he, he ended up in the finale. His dishes were superb and he won, but wow am I shocked. And as much as I gave Doogie Howser AKA Samuel crap for being a small man trapped inside a 12  year old, his tears at the end reminded me that he is just a lil' guy. Who knows though; sometimes coming in second is the best thing that can happen to you… unless you are Josh Marks, Masterchef season three runner-up who committed suicide after a clear break from reality. He was a great guy and that was really sad. But look at all the almost-rans from American Idol who surpassed the person that beat them out. Will Samuel now have a shot at fame? Eh, I doubt it. He’ll get into a great school and maybe score with some chicks (or dudes; don’t want to assume anything).

What is really incredible is that the new season of this show starts in two weeks! When Fox knows it has a hit, it wastes zero time. I’ll be watching again, because its one of the best shows on TV. As I mentioned in earlier blogs, that season will also be the last one that Joe Bastianich will appear on. Ramsay’s the shining leader, but what will we do without asshole Joe? 
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