Monthly Archives: July 2014

Oh Masterchef!


Food. Drama. Pressure and Food. In one word it is Masterchef. I have been following Masterchef episodes ever since mid-2011. 3 years down the line and I am still in awe with this incredible and so creative reality show.

I remember that back in 2011 I was starting my gradual switch to English Channels and was just looking for soap or a reality show to cater my needs. Now all the soaps back then were a bit too high for my poor grasping English skills owing to the fast paced US spoken English. Subtitles did not yet accompany the shows shown for the Indian audiences. So as expected my concentration gradually waned after 5 or 10 minutes of watching FRIENDS, Big Bang Theory, et cetera. I was a complete noob back then. Ignorant and so raw. Another reason which prevented me from completing even a single half-an-hour episode was due to the intimate scenes shown. Now, now you must be thinking that what a stupid and idiot I was 3 years ago. But hey wait! Pause a little. Indian society is still not yet developed to handle such scenarios. It is a hush-hush matter meant to be kept private. So PDA is complete taboo here. Now with my parents and grandma around in the same room and me watching such scenes throws a complete embarrassing and awkward situation to deal with. Nobody would say anything but it will surely throw you off your comfort level the next time you try to watch such a show. Continue reading Oh Masterchef!