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MasterChef Australia 

A few dozen home chefs battle it out in the Masterchef Kitchen to earn the best chef title, judged by top Australian chefs.
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7 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Gary Mehigan ...  Self - Judge / ... 738 episodes, 2009-2020
George Calombaris ...  Self - Judge / ... 730 episodes, 2009-2020
Matt Preston ...  Self - Judge / ... 722 episodes, 2009-2020
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A few dozen home chefs battle it out in the Masterchef Kitchen to earn the best chef title, judged by top Australian chefs.

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cooking show | food | non fiction | See All (3) »

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Ordinary people. Extraordinary food.

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Reality-TV

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TV-G | See all certifications »

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It takes about 8 to 12 hours filming to produce content for just one episode. See more »

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Referenced in The Gruen Transfer: Animal Cruelty (2011) See more »

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Feelgood reality TV with food
11 August 2010 | by CalmestSee all my reviews

Masterchef is a reality TV show. It is named after a British TV cookery competition.

The cast is made up of cooking enthusiasts who take part in a series of cooking challenges and face eliminations.

At the end of the season, one person is awarded the main prize.

The bulk of the show is devoted to the cast talking to camera about how they felt during the challenges and also to the hosts talking about what they thought of the performances in the challenges. In many of the episodes the hosts taste the food and give feedback or a score. Many parts of the cooking processes are also shown.

This show became a huge "watercooler" hit within Australia because of a universal interest in food and because, with the minimal swearing and absence of violence or nudity, this was perfect family viewing. Another appealing aspect was the decision to portray the contestants as co-operative rather than cut-throat as in previous reality TV.

The watchability of this show lies in the casting of appealing people; the fact that they seem to be decent makes you care what happens to them and want to return to them. The continual recaps and repetitions of footage in this show mean that it is highly watchable at the busy time of evening that it is shown.


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Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 April 2009 (Australia) See more »

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MasterChef Australia See more »

Filming Locations:

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia See more »

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