Welcome to the second season finale of MasterChef! This episode airs Tuesday, August 16, at 9 pm Eastern / 8 pm Central on FOX.
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#1 was pretty obvious. #2 - not so much. Undercooked pasta, anyone? No seasonings? Allowed.
"We got cookbooks and cookware to sell! Make this happen!! Don't let the douche win it! Don't let the douche in the Finals!"
I knew once they brought in a kid to cheer Aunt Jennifer on, it was over. Just like on Hell's Kitchen, you don't bring in kids to have them scream in horror when their adult relative loses. Yeah I know they have no idea how it will end up, but if it's even remotely close, the favorite is in. And I've been scratching my head a few times over these finales.
Well congratulations, MasterChef. You got another pretty face to sell cookbooks on the franchise because that's what sells in America: image & a backstory. Adrien was about as dull as butter knife personality-wise. I love how the judges describe all their feelings on the dishes, but we never hear their final reasonings.
Oh, and the cue to 18-year old Max sitting right in the middle of the background right after the announcement? Mega-douche production move. He was obviously the most delusional of them all, but to bring back everyone & rub it in their/his face(s), that's just creating faux triumph drama.
This is why you can't Americanize foreign ideas. It just turns to mush. We have our own stupid way of pandering things and fairy tale endings. Americans don't like to be disappointed when the good [one] loses.
God Dammit I really didn't want Jennifer to win, every time she opened her mouth I wanted to punch a wall. I didn't even think her food was all that special. It wasn't bright, it wasn't bold, it wasn't interesting. I think it's a shame that someone who plated so beautifully, brought out so much flavor in his dishes and cooked with so much heart lost out to the boring, irritating, absolutely restaurant drone Jennifer, sorely disappointed, very sorely disappointed.
That said they did cook their hearts out and I commend them both for their cooking and all they learned over the past few months, I just think the judges made the wrong decision. As Gordon Ramsey would say "what a shame."
@drudager I agree 100%, overall Christian got robbed, he was by far and a way the most talented of all the chefs in the final 3, but since he was portrayed on the show as so arrogant, the producers just couldn't allow him to win. However to be honest I found Jennifer to be just as arrogant if not more so. Not to mention she showed no class. If someone needs flour be a sport, show gamesmanship and lend him some flour. Don't just sit back and go haha karma is a bitch you arrogant asshole. That's not class, that's not being above him, that's right at his level or even lower. What a disgrace.
|I'm so glad that ego-maniac Christian didn't win! He should have been sent home long ago based purely on his personality alone.|
|She just got lucky and how in the hell did Ramsay let Jennifer get away with that piece (I forget the name) of rubbery scallop she left on her appetizers plate?|
"I knew once they brought in a kid to cheer Aunt Jennifer on, it was over. Just like on Hell's Kitchen, you don't bring in kids to have them scream in horror when their adult relative loses. Yeah I know they have no idea how it will end up, but if it's even remotely close, the favorite is in. And I've been scratching my head a few times over these finales.
You know, having finally getting BBC America from my local cable distributor and seeing some of their shows... You make a very valid point. The drama is over done and it's as if they can't trust the audience to just 'watch' for what it is. America just can't have a 'non-happy ending'. Look at blade runner when it first 'aired', that 'happy ending' was forced on it. The director's cut with the ambiguous end was much better and fit the movie the way it should've been shown.
Though, I admit of the final 3, I think Jen deserved to win as she wasn't an a$s like Christian is and was a better cook than Adrian who was inconsistant and really mediocre, imo.