TV Club: MasterChef Junior: “Easy As Pie”

On any given reality competition show, a contestant will likely say something along the lines of “I didn’t come here to make friends.” It makes sense. It’s a competition, after all, and competitors can’t be your friends, not really. But tonight on MasterChef Junior, Jimmy says: “I’m here to win, but I’m also here to make friends.” And I believe him.

Because even if the mini contestants don’t know each other for all that long, it’s so easy to become attached to people when you’re a kid. Best friendships don’t take the kind of tedious time and maintenance that they do when you’re an adult. And these kids might have different backgrounds and experiences, but they’re all united by a love for food, for cooking, for achieving. And that’s enough common interests to make them connect.

So when …

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