MasterChef Australia Review

Apr 28, 2016 | Divyesh Amipara
Competitive cooking shows bring a new twist the instructive cooking shows of the past. While we may never attempt even half of the dishes we see on these shows, for some reason, we can’t seem to tear ourselves away from the television screen. The fast pace and goal oriented nature lures viewers in and makes them a captive audience.


This is a common theme in many shows. Aside from the traditional ball games around the world, talent shows also appeal to our competitive sense. Like a good sports match, viewers can pick their favorites and root for them as the show progresses. While this particular show starts out with a large number of contestants, they start to eliminate about half fairly quickly. They throw some pretty crazy recipe requirements at the remaining contestants. They have to fight it out with all they’ve got to pass up about 20 remaining aspiring chefs. 

Interactive and Exciting

Master Chef Australia is not a television show to just sit on the couch and watch passively. You will find yourself jumping up and down, as well as yelling and screaming. With time limits, mystery ingredients, and harsh judges, you will be talking back to your television the whole time. Each country’s version has its own differences and the Australian version is no exception. With different ingredients and humor meant for an Australian audience, you won’t be able to tear yourself away.


We all like to root for the common man, but who can resist a good celebrity version of any favorite show. Whether it’s watching celebrity excel or realizing that our favorite movie face isn’t good at everything, famous faces always make these types of shows more fun and appealing. 

The Happy Ending

The show has to end with some sort of fabulous finale to keep us all hoping for something. The winner usually goes on to cooking fame as well as walking away with a sizeable sum of money. We all want the happy ending, just like in a good fairy tale. This may be why we often root for the underdog. Somebody has to win and we spend the season hoping it’s our favorite. If elimination happens before the ending, we usually have a next in line favorite to make watching worthwhile. 

Master Chef Australia is not just a copy of other country’s master chef shows. This one brings its own individual food and humor for a whole new spin on things. Bring it on, Australia.  We can’t wait to see what you cook up next!

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