This is one of my favorite shows, it’s fun, fast paced, an interesting concept, the chef/judges are interesting, and it’s fascinating to see what the chefs come up with with the secret ingredients - its reminiscent of the original Japanese ‘Iron Chef’, which is still one of the best shows ever on TV.
HOWEVER, there are two things that bug me no end - first, on almost every episode, one of the chefs cuts themselves and bleeds all over the place! It really makes me wonder what’s going on in the kitchen of a typical restaurant I go to eat at, and what’s doing in the food I eat.
Secondly; in every cooking round there are FOUR secret ingredients the chefs MUST use in their dishes, and again in almost every episode one of the chefs forgets to use an ingredient! It’s not like they’re given 12 items to use, it’s FOUR. ONE TWO THREE FOUR HOW HARD IS THAT TO KEEP TRACK OF??? These guys need Gordon Ramsey yelling at them so they’ll concentrate.