Iron Chef is fun, fast-paced, and interesting. Chefs compete against the greatest chefs in Japan, the Iron Chefs. Contestants are given a theme ingredient and must prepare several dishes, according to their style of cooking, using that ingredient. They have one hour to come up with dishes that will wow the judges and allow them to win the competition.
One of the downsides of this show, I believe, is that the challenger rarely ever wins. Most of the time, the judges favor the Iron Chef's dishes. Many times the judges will criticize the Iron Chef and compliment the challenger highly, yet give the win to the Iron Chef. On the whole, however, this is an entertaining show.