Is ‘Man vs. Child: Chef Showdown’ the Great New Kids’ Cooking Show ‘MasterChef Junior’ Fans Are Looking For?
One of the out-of-nowhere reality show hits of 2013 was Fox’s MasterChef Junior, a spinoff of MasterChef that focused on a younger generation of chefs: children ages eight to 13. It was both exciting and adorable, and even people who dislike precocious children and cooking shows (see: me) were not immune to its charms. That’s why it’s surprising it took this long for a similar show to pop up in its shadow (or, at least, another cooking show; Project Runway had a children’s spinoff). What’s not surprising is that Man vs. Child: Chef Showdown is a poor imitation.