Graham Elliot announced on Twitter that he is departing MasterChef and MasterChef Junior, leaving Gordon Ramsay as the only original judge on the cooking competition show.
I am sad to see him go because he brought a certain warmth to the show that the others didn’t. That and I wish it was Christina Tosi was the one who was departing, she just comes off as cold and unlikable to me.
No word who will be replacing him, but I hope it is someone who has the compassion and passion that he has.
Tonight’s MasterChef Junior on Fox at 8p is the frosting on top of your week. Mostly because the 3 Chefs will be covered in it.
Then 3 MasterChef Juniors, who won last last week’s challenge, are given a very sweet one. Jordan, Sam and Jesse have to frost 60 cupcakes in 10 minutes and the one who does the most perfectly will save their Chef from not being covered in the delicious sugary topping. When the time us up, there is only one winner. Technically 2 because one of the Chefs gets to watch his cohort get covered with pounds of frosting.
After Gordon Ramsay, Gordon Graham and Christina Tosi are cleaned up, it is time for the elimination challenge. The young Chefs need to shuck their own scallops and prepare a meal for their bosses with the sweet fish. This challenge is tougher than you think. One of the kids will have problem opening them and another will burn them in the final seconds. Will that cause them to be eliminated or will they do enough to stay in the game?
You will have to tune to find out on episode that is so sweet it will give you a cavity.
Then at 9p over at NBC, it is time for Grimm. Four foster kids, who ran away from the system, kidnapped a woman several years ago and made her their mother. When she is murdered they decide to replace them with Rosalee (Bree Turner). Now, Monroe (David Giuntoli), Nick (Silas Weir Mitchell) and Hank (Russell Hornsby) have to find her before he it is too late. Will they be able to do it? You don’t want to miss this thrilling episode to find out.
Make sure to watch the episode until the end because someone we haven’t seen in while is bacl. Do you think you know who?
MasterChef Junior is back on Fox tonight at 8p and you don’t want to miss the yummiest show on television.
Gordon Ramsay, Gordon Graham and Christina Tosi welcome 24 kids between the ages of 8-12 in to their kitchen and from day one they can cook better than most of us.
Their first task is to get their aprons from a giant Pinata of Gordon Ramsay’s head. Once they put on their aprons, it is time to cook. Their first challenge is making a burger. I highly suggest having hamburgers for dinner tonight because you will be craving one after you see what they create.
As we know there can only be one winner of that challenge, and that person decides what their competitors cook for the elimination challenge. Since this is MasterChef Junior, they come up with an interesting way to tell the kids that they have to cook with marshmallows. I didn’t know until this episode that there were so many things you could do with the sticky yummy goodness. And yet not one of them made the obvious s’mores.
After the MasterChef Seniors taste all of the dishes, it time to send some of the kids home. Out of all of the elimination shows, this is the hardest one to watch. But it is also the sweetest because when the kids are sent home, their competition gives them a hug and tells they are going to be OK. And they will be because look at all they have accomplished in the short time they have been on Planet Earth.
When it comes to the judges, I was nervous about Tosi because she is cold and mean on MasterChef. Luckily she warms up on this show, and is more likable.
But she is only a small part of this show, and the big part is the pint size chefs with a huge cookbook of recipes. The biggest dish this show serves up is a sweetness that no other show on television can cook up.
Finally, I think this year a girl is going to win it all!
Throughout the run of Kitchen Nightmares, Gordon Ramsay has seen a lot of disgusting things in many restaurants. So many, they were able to compile a lot of them in a nearly 5 minute video. If you don’t do what he did several times, then you have a much stronger stomach than me. I felt like I was watching a horror movie with a lot bugs because I covered my eyes through most of it.
I know the show is called Kitchen Nightmares, but I will be having nightmares in my bedroom tonight from this montage. Seriously, I am so grossed out now, I will only be eating at home from now on. That is one way to diet.
Believe it or not, Fresh Off the Boat is already airing its season finale on ABC tonight at 8p.
Things have been going so well for The Huangs that Jessica (Constance Wu) and Louis (Randall Park) have been asked to join the local country club. When someone tells them that the couple they forget that they are Chinese, Jessica goes back to her roots and thinks the family should do the same so they don’t forget where they came from. That means the boys go to Chinese school, Jessica is only serving Chinese foods and Louis can’t open a second restaurant.
Will her plan work or will they rebel against her? You have to watch this sweet season finale to find out.
Also at 8p on Fox, someone is forced to leave Hell’s Kitchen in the crappiest possible way. The day starts off normally for the 11 contestants, but then one of them goes into bathroom and things change. That person screams in pain, so much so Gordon Ramsay tells them that they can’t continue on with the competition. What causes the pain, you will just have to tune in to find out. Also to find out if their departure means that no one will go home after another disastrous dinner service.
Also on Fox, but at 9:30p Weird Loners is back with another hilarious episode.
Eric (Nate Torrence) is on a human chess team, and he could be promoted to Rook. In order to get the promotion, he needs to get his next door neighbor Caryn (Becki Newton) to date the man who currently holds the position. She agrees to go on the date, but it is a disaster. Is it so much of a disaster that he will not get to move up to a Rook?
While they are playing Chess, Stosh (Zachary Knighton) sees an opportunity with Zara’s (Meera Rohit Kumbhani) artwork, so he enters her in art contest. Now the two of them are coming up with her persona for her to win. How overboard will they go? You just have to see it to believe it.
I don’t know why people aren’t watching Weird Loners, it seriously Fox’s most endearing comedy in a really long time. Please check it tonight, once you do I am sure you will be as hooked as I am!
Finally, at 10p on Esquire, its time The Runner Up, one of the most important shows on television during this political season. On this episode, Gay marriages are now allowed in North Carolina. Everyone wants to know Clay Aiken’s opinion on it and he isn’t saying much. He explains that he is for it as a gay man, but does not want that to define him while he is running for US Congress. He knows it is more important for him to get elected, and help people once he has job. It might not make sense the way I am typing it, but it will when you watch the show.
Even though Clay’s campaign manager tells him the most important thing to do is raise money for the campaign, he decides to take his message on the road with a bus tour. He thinks it is more important to talk to the people directly than ask for money.
On one of his stops, he will go to a Tea Party gathering. There are so many things he says to the voters there that makes me wish I could vote for him.
So much of what Clay says in each episode, proves what is wrong with our current elected officials. So many people and candidates are just about their political parties that they are not meeting in the middle. Clay wishes there are moderates in office and I am with him.
It isn’t only his wish that people weren’t only defined by their Political Party that makes me think this show should be shown in all schools, it is all the bullcrap that goes into to running for office. This show shows you it is more about the money than why you are running. And you wonder why DC is so f*cked up?
So tune for an eye opening look at how political campaigns are run these days, and see how truly horrifying it is. Remember we are less than 9 months away from the first Presidential Primary, and we should see what the candidates are doing to prep for the election. Hopefully this show will make people think about it so much so that we will be asking for a change! Let’s be honest, there needs to be one and it needs to happen yesterday.
Hell’s Kitchen is back on Fox tonight at 9p for its 14th season. You would think after all of these years that the contestants would know what Gordon Ramsay wants, but they don’t. One contestant actually served him spaghetti and marinara sauce, and the sauce came from a jar. The woman who prepared that meal for him is just one of the many characters we have to look forward to this season. There’s another person on the show this season who will ask him if they can use the bathroom as he is describing what they can expect from that night’s dinner service.
Those are just two of the examples of what is going to happen this season. According to the preview video we can expect a whole lot more. That’s why this show is beginning its 14th season and counting.
From one fire to another, Chicago Fire is back on NBC tonight at 10p and Chief Boden is not. That means that Chief Pridgen (Matthew Del Negro) is still in charge and no one likes him. Pridgen has found out that Casey (Jesse Spencer) is dating his ex-wife, and he is going after him even harder than he was before.
When they are called out to a fire, they are informed that a there is a little girl is trapped on the third floor by the building manager. As they are preparing to get her out, another woman comes running up to the chief and says her uncle fell and hurt his ankle. The chief orders Casey to go take care of that man a few blocks away and leave the scene of the fire. The remaining firefighters are able to rescue the little girl, but what they don’t know is that building manager went back inside to rescue her. When the fire becomes too powerful, he is thrown out of the third story window and is now in critical condition because of it.
Now there is an investigation into what happened and it is a he said/he said thing with the powers to be who are siding with the chief. Will Engine 51 be able to convince them that the chief is at fault or will someone else take the fall for his mess up? You don’t want to miss this tense and exciting episode to see what happens.
Gordon Ramsay has 5 shows on Fox, several more shows all over the world, owns several restaurants and he is a happily married father of four; so when he can get some shut eye he is going to take it. Case in point, here he is taking a quick nap on the set of the fourth season of MasterChef. He shouldn’t stay like that for too long because the contestants might mistake him as a Mystery Box challenge and use him as their main ingredient.
MasterChef Junior is back with another scrumptious season on Fox tonight at 8p and you want to see what they have cooked up for us.
This season’s 19 contestants consist of two 8-year-olds; four 9-year-olds; three 10-year-olds; five 11-year-olds and five 12-year-olds. One of those 8-year-olds is the show’s youngest competitor to date and he is also the littlest one yet. So little, he has problems lifting up the box to reveal the items in that week’s Mystery Box Challenge. Before you feel bad for Riley, don’t because he is one tough competitor. All of these pre-teens prove to be excellent Chefs. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if most of them can cook better than you and me.
On tonight’s episode, they start with a Mystery Box Challenge that ends with a MasterChef Junior first. Then for the elimination challenge, the contestants have to make a pasta dish from scratch. To anyone who has tried to make the pasta, you know it is not easy. Yet they make it seem that way. Finally, the show concludes with a multiple elimination and a lot of tears. So have the tissues ready. But it OK to cry a little bit because the rest of the episode makes you smile. MasterChef Junior is pure happiness, and we all need more of that.
Then at 9p, it is time for a show that instead of pumping kids up, it seems to destroy their spirits. That’s right, Dance Moms is back for season 5 on Lifetime, and it is time for this show to end.
When it first started out, it was fun because it was about the dancers. Now it is all about the conflicts.
First, they introduced Cathy. Then when Abby Lee Miller and her didn’t get along, they turned her into an evil witch that fights with Abby and the moms in every episode she appears in. When the show couldn’t do that every week, they created a new team to compete with the elite dance team. Proving to be a failure, they ended that. Another way to bring conflict to the show was to bring in other dancers so that their mom’s could fight with moms that were already on the show. But that wasn’t enough, when one of the original moms got into a confrontation with Abby Lee and it became national news, the show decided to do more of that. On the season 4 finale, Christi got into a verbal argument with Abby Lee over how she treat her daughter Chloe. Words were said by the dance teacher that were so awful, they walked out.
Did that mean they walked off the show permanently? In tonight’s episode, we find out yes they did. Now the remaining moms are saying that the two other moms are trying to shut down Abby’s studio and bad mouth them whenever they can. Well, it stops for a little while because one of the past dancers of the week returns to cause more friction between the moms. It works, but the show doesn’t anymore.
It is all so staged. I wouldn’t mind it, if it wasn’t such a hateful show. As the show has gone on, it appears to me that Abby Lee Miller has gotten so much worse to the girl. She belittles them all the time and destroys their confidence whenever she can. Unless their name is Maddie or Mackenzie. It is disgusting and I don’t know how anyone can be OK with that being their perceived persona. I wouldn’t want my image to be that of an older woman who seems to enjoy screaming at and harassing little girls. Would you?
Another thing that drives me crazy about her, is she constantly tells these girls, who are not even teenagers, to stop crying. It is for their pillows at night. But when the press shows up at her door, while she’s at a competition with the girls, she starts to cry in front of them. What is good for the goose, I guess is not good for the gander.
The other thing I hate about the perception I have of her, it is OK for her to bully these pre-teens, but it is not OK for anyone else to bully her. The second anyone does, she calls the cops or authorities.
I don’t know why I still watch this show, but for some reason I do. If you are stronger than me, then I am telling you to stop watching it. Maybe if you did, she would stop treating the kids the way that she does for television. I worry about the impact her words will have on them as they grow up. We have all been scarred by a teacher, but for most of us it ends after a year. These girls have multiple years with her.
So once again, I beg you not to watch. Because if you don’t, then maybe Lifetime will be put it out of my misery.
Although, I have a feeling this season with them going to LA might change the show enough that people will tune out. At least I pray it does.
One last thing, I am so sick of her saying how she has made stars. Who? There were kids from my JHS that were part of an Oscar winning documentary about dance called He Makes Me Feel Like Dancing. And you know the guy who won Dancing with the Stars this season? Well, Alfonso Ribiero, also went to my JHS. So I think I went to the same school with bigger dancers than the ones she produced. I am sure if I did the research, I would find out that a few Broadway stars also went to my elementary or JHS. Not bragging, just proving a point. I am not putting down her past dancers, BTW.
I don’t think she made these girls stars, the show did. I mean do you really think that Maddie would’ve been in Sia’s video if it wasn’t for Dance Moms? I am sure if the show didn’t exist the singer would’ve found another dancer to have star in the video for Chandelier. Don’t you agree?
Seth Rogen was on The Late Show yesterday and David Letterman wanted to know what he does with his wife. The Knocked Up star said that they spend a lot of time watching bad reality TV. In fact, he recently watched an episode with kid chefs (I’m assuming it’s MasterChef Junior because what else could it be) and he said it made him cry. Then he added that he wanted to “reach into the screen and offer them some weed or something.” He couldn’t leave a tender moment alone, but still it is sweet. And I would pay his wife a dollar to see that photo of Rogen crying as he watched the best reality show on television.
If you want to watch the show that made him cry, then check out the extremely scrumptious MasterChef Junior tonight at 8p on Fox. You don’t want to be left with egg on your face. When you watch the show tonight, you will get that means!
BTW MasterChef Graham Elliott Tweeted this to his fan, “Hey @Sethrogen thanks for watching @MasterChefJrFOX ~ hope tonite’s episode taps into your childhood emotions again! @GordonRamsay #EmoChef”. Seth responded by saying, “@grahamelliot @MasterChefJrFOX @GordonRamsay ha. Thanks man. I have emotional problems.”
Last week’s winners of the first MasterChef Junior challenge get to take part in the bestest one tonight at 8p on Fox.
The three kids, who won last week, have to cook as many pancakes as they can and the losers, who are truly the winners, get to pour 50 gallons of maple syrup on their assigned chef.
So how did MasterChef Graham Elliott feel about having that much maple syrup dumped on his head? He told me on a conference call, “We had to go run and take showers and there are a few things, I guess, in life that if you get doused over your head you can kind of wash it off, like we did the flour last year. But syrup is one of those that I would not put on my biggest enemy.” Then he added, “You know what, I wonâ€™t say who, but a certain someone I think had like a chemical reaction to it, so they got messy for the remainder of the day.” Who do you think had a chemical reaction to it, Gordon Ramsay or Joe Bastianich?
By the way, I could describe what happens at the moment, but it so much sweeter to see it happen live for yourself. So make sure to tune in for the best reality show on television tonight at 8p.