OK, that's probably a little harsh. But I found the finale a little underwhelming, which is an impressive feat, given how underwhelming the previous 12 episodes have been. Too much artless editing, too many ham-handed attempts to draw out the suspense, and too little enlightening commentary from the judges made it hard to follow the logic being used throughout this competition to the point where most results -- especially the final one -- felt like they had been pulled out of a hat. If MasterChef were a dish and not a TV show, I'd regard it with that cold, bloodless Joe Bastianich-style staredown. This first season? Definitely not a restaurant-quality effort.
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