The Super Switch Aus S01E10 – Recap

Who’s who in the zoo? Don’t worry, I got you.

Ben and Christie (swapped with Tyler and Olga).

Justin and Neesha (swapped with Lachlan and Miranda).

Kendrick and Romina (swapped with Aimee and Marcus).

The beach mansion: Ben, Olga, Justin, Miranda, Kendrick and Aimee. Their therapist is Jacqui Manning.
The city mansion: Neesha, Lachlan, Christie, Tyler, Romina and Marcus. Their therapist is Guy Vicars.


Previously:

Everyone is meeting their real partners experimental partner. And that’s pretty much it! There’s been a little bit of drama, because Ro, Justin and Lachlan are a little bit the worst, but it’s fine I guess…


Christie and Olga meet up today. Olga’s worried and has a lot of questions to ask Christie.

Olga says that Ben’s always had alcohol each day, which really upsets Christie.
Talking about the present, Christie says that Tyler thought the ring was a way to mark her territory.
Christie then says that Tyler has described her as a monster. Olga says it’s because he’s so secretive. He has all her passwords and access to her stuff, but he keeps everything hidden from her.
“I wanna lay it out to you, Tyler basically said to me that Olga said I can share a bad,” Christie tells Olga, before saying that they had put up a pillow wall.
Olga gets so mad and says that he wasn’t supposed to share the bed unless he has to.
Then, Christie tells her about the tickle situation and Olga gets upset about that as well.

“I hate him,” Olga says. “I don’t want to be engaged to someone who thinks it’s okay to do this shit. I want you to tell him I don’t want to marry him. I want to go home.”

Ooft!


Christie is on her way home and she feels guilty about the fact that Tyler lied to her about being able to share a bed.
She gets in and everyone, bar Tyler, is there. She tells them about what happened and everyone’s annoyed that he lied, was so convincing, and so adamant to live by this lie with no remorse.


Olga gets home, and everyone except Ben is there. Straight away, she’s ready to vent about what happened with Christie. She’s so mad, and takes off her engagement ring.

“He can have it once we get home,” she says. “I hope Ben punches Tyler in the face.”


Ben and Tyler meet up. When he walks in, Ben just sits down, doesn’t shake his hand or anything.

It’s time to talk about the tickles, and I’m so excited.
Ben brings it up, knowing that Christie was really uncomfortable by it, and Tyler is really chill in saying what happened. “The other guys tried to use it against us.”

Ben lunges over and starts to fight him. They both throw a few punches, and end up on the ground, being pulled apart. This is the most MAFS drama we will see on this show.

Actually, I have a lot of thoughts on this. Like the MasterChef rants, there’ll be an opinion piece on TSS once I’ve finished the show, and this will be part of it.


Tyler comes back to the house, and tells everyone that Tyler started to attack him.
Christie bursts into tears straight away, saying Ben has never been a confrontational person ever.

Marcus is like, “Mate that tickle thing wasn’t a joke. I know you think it’s funny, but we’d all be so mad if that happened to our partner.”


Everyone’s wondering what happened with Ben and Tyler.

Olga says she thinks Christie is lying about the whole pillow wall thing, even though Ken heard from Marcus about it, but Olga isn’t having it.


Tyler and Christie sit down to talk, and he apologises for what happened the night before. Christie says that it’s not usual behaviour, but is happy in a way that Ben is protective and here for the right reasons.

And Tyler’s the worst.

Christie talks about what happened with Olga, and how mad she is. Then we get a flashback where Olga said they can share a bed if there’s a pillow wall.


Guy comes for a group therapy and tells the group that Ben attache Tyler and will be spending time away from the beach mansion until they figure out what’s going on with his future in the experiment.

Everyone’s shook, but Olga’s like, “I don’t care about Ben at all.”


Jacqui calls an emergency therapy meeting to go over the sitch.

Tyler thinks that Christie is blaming him for the situation, but she’s just kinda defending him. Tyler is like Ben needs to keep away from Olga.

At the end of it all, Christie is starting to see a different side of Tyler. Christie just wants Ben to finish the experiment because it’s about her and him.


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The Super Switch Aus S01E09 – Recap

Been a while since my last recap. Got busy with MasterChef, then life in general, and then I got super sick, so today I’m aiming to just smash out the rest of the recaps and be done with that, and then until another show takes my fancy, I might just work on some creative writing for a little bit.

Anyway, we’ve got like maybe six episodes to go before The Super Switch is done! I’ll be writing an opinion piece about the series as a whole once I’ve finished them all up.


Ben and Christie (swapped with Tyler and Olga).

Justin and Neesha (swapped with Lachlan and Miranda).

Kendrick and Romina (swapped with Aimee and Marcus).

The beach mansion: Ben, Olga, Justin, Miranda, Kendrick and Aimee. Their therapist is Jacqui Manning.
The city mansion: Neesha, Lachlan, Christie, Tyler, Romina and Marcus. Their therapist is Guy Vicars.


Previously:

The couples bought their real life partners presents. Some of them did a great job, like Ro and Ken who got each other something meaningful with the same quote that’s important to them both, and others really messed it up, like Justin who got Neesh a bottle of perfume that she doesn’t even know.

Tyler reached over and tickled Christie over the pillow wall, and now he sleeps on the floor.


In therapy, Jacqui and Guy are giving the couples some videos from their partners.


In his video, Ben’s like, “I wanna just keep drinking and hanging out with my friends and Christie doesn’t get it,” and Christie is mad af.

Ben watch’s Christie’s video and she’s like, “This is getting too much and he has to calm his farm on this aspect a bit, or I’ll have to move on.” He starts to cry and goes, “I’m disappointed in myself.”


Tyler’s video is him saying he can’t be with someone who doesn’t trust him and who isn’t jealous every time they go out. Olga starts to cry over at as well. “Why do I try?” she asks. “If that’s how he feels, why do I waste my time?”


Justin’s video is him aggressive and swearing saying she smothers him and he keeps pushing her away, and he can’t see a future with her.
Neesh starts to cry and says they’re there because he doesn’t take her feelings into consideration.


Everyone is told they’ll meet their counterparts – their real partners experimental partner.


Lachlan and Justin talk, and honestly these are the two guys I hate. They don’t get along, and Justin’s like, “Who is he to talk to me about my relationship like this?” and I’m like… that’s why you’re literally here???
It’s clear that Lachlan wants to better himself and get something out of this interaction, while Justin’s just the worst.


When Ro and Aimee meet up, Ro is straight up like, “Marcus doesn’t say nice things about you, saying you need to stop farting in bed, and stuff like that.” Aimee is pissed.
Then, Aimee’s saying that she found it a bit hard that Ken didn’t even sleep in the same room as her, and Ro is like, “um the bed is for sex?? I’m not letting someone share a bed with my man.” Um, ok.


When Ken and Marcus met, they talked about how Tyler tickled Christie over the pillow wall. Ken told Ben about what Marcus said.


In the next episode, the rest of the partners will meet, and there will be a throw down…


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MasterChef Aus S11E61 – Recap

This is it! It’s the Grand Final, and tonight, either Simon, Tessa or Larissa will be crowned MasterChef Australia 2019.

Personally, I hope it’s not Simon.

The episodes starts with a montage of their dishes throughout this season and their high points.
Tessa has having the most immunity pins and being tasted the most.
Larissa has being the youngest person left.
Simon was given tweezers by George once.

The contestants walk in, and see the previous contestants waiting at the top to judge them in their final moments.

The trio of judges are waiting at them at the front to scare them into their final challenge.

Pretty standard outfits from the trio, Gaz, Little G, and Matt.

Hot Tip: Thanks to Juzza12 for sending me a link to this article, about how this is the last appearance of Gaz, Little G and Matt together as the trio of chefs. Next year, there will be a completely new set of judges for MasterChef Aus.
This has followed the controversy surrounding George Calombaris, after he was fined for underpaying his staff shy of nine million dollars. Over twenty million people signed a petition to have him removed from MasterChef Australia next year. However, the judges and Network Ten have said it’s come after months of negotiations, and failing to come to a compromise on a wage for the trio.

After getting a major grilling from Gaz, George “Little G” Calombaris brings their fams in.

The contestants are crying, there are some squeals, and Larissa gets hoisted onto her families shoulders.

Each family member is introduced and I honestly like don’t care. Anyway, they’re yeeted up the stairs, and it’s time to get cracking.

Matt tells them that their food and their recipes are the reason they’re in here, so they’ll be cooking nothing but their own food.

This is a service challenge, with a who’s who of the MasterChef family, like Curtis Stone, Maggie Beer, Julie Godwin, the mentors Poh, Billie, and Matt, and they’ve brought controversal chef, Shannon Bennett, to come and help them to serve.

Rules: The contestants have four and a half hours before service starts for prep of three courses. They’ll be cooking for twenty people each. After each course, their scores will be revealed, the highest score possible is 90.

Shannon takes over from the trio, and starts the time. The contestants run to their station and start prepping a menu.

Blah blah blah

Tessa has overcooked her marron and she’ll have to start the tails again.

With an hour until service, Larissa still hasn’t started prepping her entree.

More cooking happens, and then the trio of judges go outside to visit the guest diners.

People who made tonight possible for the contestants, or something

It’s thirty minutes until service, and they’re busy busy.

The family and friends, and abandoned contestants are still standing upstairs to watch as other people eat their loved ones food. It’s kinda weird, but go off.

As everyone is serving their entrees, Larissa is still shaping those bone marrows.

The first entree is Tessa.

Marron, Fennel, Bisque and Caviar

The judges enjoy it, and say the flavours are excellent.

Next is Simon.

He makes the wait staff spray a bit of vinegar stuff over the top, like one spritz, when serving.

Roasted Heirloom Beets with Beet Leaf Puree

The judges like his root to leaf approach, and say it’s pretty.

Matt says he really likes it, and it has a lot of flavour.
But Gaz says it needs something else.
George says it would be an amazing side dish.

Finally, Larissa is serving.

Roasted Bone Marrow with Onion Soubise

They really enjoy this dish and the onion puree.
Gaz likes that it’s different and unique, the little additions like mushroom and mustard seeds make the dish, “… come to life.”
Overall, it’s a delicious dish.

It’s time for the scores, and Tessa’s first.
George – 8. Gaz – 9. Matt – 10. Total: 27.

Next is Simon.
George – 7. Gaz – 7. Matt – 8. Total: 22.

Finally, Larissa.
George – 9. Gaz – 9. Matt – 9. Total: 27.

Tessa cuts open her beef and finds it’s too raw. It’s a fatty meat and needs to go back in – she can’t serve it like this.

It’s time for mains, and Simon’s first.

Lobster with Champagne Sauce

George likes it, tastes great, but Gaz says theres a certain luscious that’s missing. Matt says the carrot needs to just melt.

Next is Larissa.

Marron with Bisque

They call it generous, and she’s two for two.

Finally, Tessa.

Wagyu Beef, Celeriac Pure with Bordelaise Sauce

This is another delicious dish, and they super enjoy it.

It’s time for the scores.

Simon’s first.
George – 7. Gaz – 7. Matt – 7. Total: 21. Overall: 43.

Tessa second.
George – 9. Gaz 9. Matt – 9. Total: 27. Overall: 54.

Finally, Larissa.
George – 10. Gaz – 9. Matt – 9. Total 28. Overall: 55.

Time for desserts.

Larissa’s meringues seem to have fallen a bit, and she’s worried that it will be her demise.

First is Tim.

Pumpkin Seed Oil Cake with Roasted Pumpkin Ice-Cream

They say it’s delicious, but a safe dish.

Next is Tessa.

Lemon Meringue with Rosemary and Ginger

They call it a crowd pleaser, but also it’s another safe dish, especially with Larissa right behind her.

As Larissa goes to serve, she finds her sorbet rock solid, so she has to figure out something to do.

She figures something just in time, and serves it up.

Szechuan Pavlova with Beetroot and Blackberry

The judges love the combination, and say it’s very well done. It’s a clear winner, and I think it’s easy to tell who the MasterChef is this year…


It’s results time. Simon is pretty well out of the equation, so it’s between Larissa and Tessa.

Simon.
George – 7. Gaz – 8. Matt – 7. Total: 22. Overall: 65.

Even though he didn’t win, they give him a total of $20,000 to pursue his dreams.

Tessa.
George – 7. Gaz – 8. Matt – 8. Total: 23. Overall: 77.

Larissa.
George – 10. Gaz – 10. Matt – 10. Total: 30. Overall: 85.

That means, Larissa has won, and is MasterChef Australia for 2019.

They give Tessa a total of $30,000, for the same reason as Simon.

And that’s it! That’s MasterChef Australia done and dusted for another year, and my first season recap done! Wild. Further deets below.


As usual, this recap was written as I watched the episode, so there will be spelling and grammar mistakes.

Wow! This has been the first show I’ve recapped, and I had a lot of fun! I hope you enjoyed reading these sixty one recaps. I’m still working on The Super Switch (deets below), but I’d love to do another show soon. If you have any suggestions, let me know via my contact page, by leaving a comment, or through any medium I’m on, such as Twitter or Instagram.

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MasterChef Aus S11E60 – Recap

It’s the first day of Grand Final Week, and the semi-finalists, Tim, Simon, Tessa, and Larissa, are fighting to be in tomorrows grand final.

Hot Tip: The contestants have all moved out of their mansion to live alone for the next couple of days. Thanks to @JohnsonLeung for the tip!


Each contestant has a flashback of their time on MasterChef, before they enter the kitchen.

George “Little G” Calombaris, the chef facing massive fines, and who has a petition for him to be fired from MasterChef for underpaying his staff by just under nine million dollars, tells the contestants that three of them will be in the Grand Final tomorrow.

Matt introduces the guest chef who will be pressure testing them. It’s Peter Gilmore, bringing in a secret dish.

He has cooked this dish hundreds of times to perfect it, and they’ll have two hours.

The white coral dessert is made of 5 components and there are forty steps.

He explains that the coral needs to go in the blast chiller for an hour and a half. They’ll be making four of these. The coral is a white chocolate mousse, that needs to be super light and aerated.

Time starts, and the contestants run, needing to get the first ten steps done and in the blast chiller in 15-20 minutes so it has the hour and a half in the blast chiller.

ANUSHKA WATCH: Anushka, 49 year old optical distributor, and top six contestant, is back in the kitchen and lookin’ super cute as usual! So excited to see her. She’s wearing pink/beige/translucent frames, and her hair is down today.

One day I’ll get a flattering photo of Anushka. She’s standing with Huda and Steph

Tessa is behind on her coral, and it’s not in the blast chiller yet, even though everyone else has put theirs in, and it’s past the time it should be in by. Blarch those were worbs.
Anyway, she’s quick to get it in shortly afterwards.

As Tim was whipping something, he realised it’s split, and has to figure out something to do.
Simon almost over-whips and it’s starting to split. He has enough stuff to restart that bit.

Everyone gets their elements together, and time ends.

It’s hugs all round, and Peter comes over to tell them they should be very proud of themselves. What a blessing. Replace George with him, that’s what I say.

Tasting time, and Simon kicks it off.

He brings the elements int the tasting room to construct it.

George is wearing his blue tasting glasses.

Simon has 15 minutes to construct the dish.

The coral is looking good, and he has to put it in liquid nitrogen to get it to harden up, and then shapes it to look like coral, rather than a block of styrofoam.

Everything’s looking really nice for him, but then he notices the coral is getting sticky and needs a couple more seconds in the nitrogen again, which impresses the trio of judges and Peter.

They call it a cracking dish, and it’s pretty well perfect, nothing bad to say.

Next is Tim.

His coral isn’t great, and it’s quite dense looking.

Larissa says this dish has aged her, as she walks into the tasting room.

Her coral is going well, it’s light and airy, and the rest of her ingredients are excellent.

Peter says it’s a little dense, but a good effort.

Little G says the ice-cream is really delicious, and Peter agrees.

Finally, Tessa.

She’s super worried that her coral hasn’t set, because she got it into the blast chiller quite late.

Then Tessa starts to cry. “I don’t even know why I’m crying. I didn’t see this coming,” she says, wiping tears. “It’s your face, Gary, it makes me cry.”

Everyone starts to laugh, before getting a bit serious, and telling her to give them their dessert.

She opens the container and finds it has set, and it looks good. Everything is going well for her, and she has time to make sure it all looks perfect, and gives the coral one more hit of nitrogen before plating.

Peter says that everything was perfect and she nailed it. He says it’s good enough to serve.

Gaz says it’s the closest to his, so perfect.

I think the ranking is Tessa first, Simon second, Larissa third, and Tim last.
Hopefully we get Tim out so Tessa or Larissa can beat Simon in the Grand Final.

It’s time for the decision.

Gaz says they all did amazingly, but only three can make it to tomorrow, and one of them needs to leave.

The first person into the finale is Tessa.
Joining her is Simon.
The last one in is Larissa.
Which means Tim is out (for the second time).


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The Super Switch Aus S01E08 – Recap

Who’s who on TSS? I got you.

Ben and Christie (swapped with Tyler and Olga).

Justin and Neesha (swapped with Lachlan and Miranda).

Kendrick and Romina (swapped with Aimee and Marcus).

The beach mansion: Ben, Olga, Justin, Miranda, Kendrick and Aimee.
The city mansion: Neesha, Lachlan, Christie, Tyler, Romina and Marcus.


The couples are back in their mansions, and it’s already super awkward. Tyler leaned over the pillow wall and gave Christie a bit of a tickle. It made her uncomfortable, so he’s now sleeping on the floor.

The next morning, she’s wearing a sweater made by Ben, that say, ‘Don’t touch these or this’ with arrows pointing to particular places on her front, and a picture of him in the middle with his arms crossed. On the back it says, ‘You can look at this it’s amazing’ with an arrow pointing at her booty, and a picture of him smiling with a thumbs up.


Guy Vicars heads over to see the beach mansion, back from Port Douglas.

Ugh, straight away, Ben is the worst, and goes, ‘These group sessions, it’s always about how the guy is doing something wrong. I’ve never heard anything wrong about Miranda, like it’s always her partner that’s the worst,’ and I’m like it’s because it looks like it’s on the verge of domestic violence, mate.
He goes, ‘She always defends him, then, so why are you here?’

Guy is like, ‘Ok, Miranda, what do you think about this?’ and Justin goes to talk and Guy’s like, ‘Mate, no. Don’t talk for her.’

Then it’s all agree that she needs to open up more.

He gives her $100 to buy their partner a gift.


Olga says that when she looks at her engagement ring, she thinks of Tyler, and she wants to get him something with the same feeling, so she wants to buy him an engagement ring and have it engraved.


Jacqui has gotten her group to do the same thing, getting something they know their partner would love.

Ben decides to buy Christie some lingerie, but doesn’t know her bra size or anything.

Christie decides to buy Ben a juicer because he always goes on about how he wants a juicer.

Tyler wants to get Olga a basket full of her favourite chocolates. He buys a gift basket of chocolate.

It’s making me think about what I would buy my partner…

Ken and Aimee are getting jewellery for their partners and will engrave them.

Ro wants to get Ken a t-shirt designed for him.

Neesh gets a toy sausage dog and wants to engrave a collar so when they get a real puppy, the collar can go on the real dog.

Lachlan goes and gets her perfume, without knowing what she likes, and without putting thought behind it. ‘She’s easy to please, she likes any gifts I get her’… Sure.


The presents arrive, and everyone’s excited to get them. Each couple goes to their own place to open the present. They’ll open it together and reveal it later with the whole group.


Ben is so excited to get a juicer, and Olga’s like um ok? But he loves it!

“What does it mean?” Olga asks.

“That she listens,” he says, saying it’s something he said months ago.

Olga opens hers to reveal the basket of chocolate. She’s happy with just chocolate, like very happy, happier than I expected.


Christie opens her present to find lingerie with a padlock on it so that she can’t use it without him. She likes it, but also it won’t fit her.

Tyler opens the box to see a ring and ‘Will you marry me?’ written in it. He says it’s a wedding ring, and Christie says he’ll have to start planning when he gets back.


Marcus opens his present to find a watch with an engraving on the inside, the tattoo she got on holiday when they were together.

Ro opens hers to find the bracelet from Ken with ‘Love is the key’ engraved on it. She starts to cry and says she loves it.


Ken opens his present to find the shirt with the same message printed on it, and he loves it, so happy to be so in sync.

Aimee opens hers to find a bracelet, and says it’s very sweet. It’s the first piece of jewellery he’s ever bought her.


Miranda’s next, and gets a big white dream catcher and little ducks made of crystal.

Justin says it’s a waste of money to buy presents.

He opens his presents to find the sausage dog slippers and toys. He doesn’t really….


Neesh says if he gets her perfume, it’s not very meaningful. She opens it and it’s perfume. She smells it and doesn’t really like it. She says it feels like an easy way out.

Lachlan opens his to find a little buddha statue. He has buddhas at home, and so he really liked getting it.

Neesh says it’s very thoughtful, but perfume isn’t. She’s gonna finish it then throw it away, like that’s it.


The group go around and say what they got. Everyone’s like, ‘Aw so nice! Perfect!’ and then it gets to Neesh and she starts to cry. Ro starts to talk again, and Neesh is like STFU.

They ask her if it’s her favourite bottle, and she’s like, ‘I’ve never seen this type of bottle in my life. It’s so embarrassing to tell you guys this, it’s a super terrible present.’


The other group do the same thing, and everyone’s really happy, except Justin. He’s like, yeah….

Ben is so excited to whip out his juicer. He feels like Christie loves him more, and Olga is really judgemental.

She pulls out her box of chocolate, and Ben says he felt like it was a bit of a cop out, and like getting socks from your mum. She’s like your girl got you a juicer, like?? And then goes, well we’re engaged so I’m happy with whatever, and they’re all like just because you’re engaged, doesn’t mean it needs to be like you get what you get.

Ben reckons that she’s starting to realise that it’s a bad present.


Ro asks if Tyler and Christie will share a bed now, and he says that no, they’ve already started sleeping on the ground.

Christie brings up that he tickled her elbow over the pillow wall, and now he’s sleeping on the ground.

Lachlan and Neesh get annoyed about it and probe them about the situation.

And then Tyler goes the closeness between Lachlan and Neesh is a lot worse.


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MasterChef S11E59 – Recap

OMG this is it! It’s Grand Final Week!!

Larissa is the only one not wearing black today, and the rest of the gang are all anxious to cook.

After doing well in the challenge on Wednesday, Tessa and Tim have an advantage in tonight’s cook.

Gaz tells them what’s in store for today. The contestants will be dueling to stay in. They’ll be paired up, and the top two will join Larissa. The bottom two will fight to stay in the contest and the winner will be the last one in the semi-final tomorrow.

Matt tells them that they’ll be cooking from one of three pantries. Which ever they cook must be the hero sort of feel.

Tessa goes first as she was second best on Wednesday, and chooses the Asian pantry. Tim choses the farm house one.

Nicole is cooking against Tessa, and Simon against Tim.

They’ll have 60 minutes using only the ingredients in their pantry.

Time starts, and they’re quick to get to their pantries.

It’s time to taste, and Tim’s up first.

Lots of parsnips in this dish.

Gaz cuts it open to see how it’s cooked. Tim is aiming for medium rare.

“Ah. A bit over,” Tim mutters.

George thinks it’s cooked, tastes good, and looks good.
Gaz says it’s a good, sound dish.
Overall, Matt likes it, but the meat isn’t evenly cooked.

Simon’s next.

Fried Cabbage with Jerusalem Artichoke and Leek Cream

George likes it, and says that you forget about meat totally when you eat it.
Matt likes the flavours.
Gaz calls the cooking really clever.

It’s Tessa time.

Blue Swimmer Crab and Chilli Sambai with Coconut Rice

Matt says this is a better crab dish than the one before. Everything goes together and everything looks very pretty.
George thinks it’s great, especially because last time he had “fire coming out of my ears”.

Nicole next.

Crispy Salmon with Noodles and Curry Sauce

Matt commends her for making hte noodles.
Gaz says she’s done a great job, but the salmon is over. Her lack of confidence has affected her cook.
Nicole starts to cry and says she sometimes feels like she has no confidence.
George tells her to stop putting so much pressure on herself, and gives her a pep talk, before telling her to go and take a breath.

She goes back to her bench, and Tessa comes over to comfort her.

Gaz tells Simon and Tessa they’re into the semi-final, leaving Tim and Nicole to fight for the last spot.

Will this be our chance to get rid of Tim once and for all?

They’ll be cooking with the sweet pantry and have 60 minutes. This is the last cook for one of them.

Time starts, and they’re off to get going.

With her parfait not setting and 12 minutes to go, Nicole is starting to freak out and has to figure out what she’ll be plating.

Time ends, and the two contestants are worried about what they’ve done.

First for tasting is Tim.

Earl Grey Poached Pears with Cardamom and Orange Ice-Cream

The pear is perfectly poached.

Overall the judges love it, and love the flavours.

Next is Nicole.

Figs, Feuilletine, Tuile
Passionfruit Sorbet and Chocolate Mousse

George says it’s an incredible effort.
Gaz likes the flavours, but the mousse is a bit “raw”, and the figs a late arrival.

It’s time for the decision, and it won’t be a shock.

The last one into the semi-finals is Tim, which means Nicole is going home.

The MasterClass/Reunion is on now, but I’m really not feelin’ it right now, so I’m going to bed. I’ll recap this bit, because it sounds super fun, within the next few day.


As usual, this recap was written as I watched the episode, so there will be spelling and grammar mistakes.

I posted a MasterChef rant about Sandeep, and you can read it here. I also did a bigger rant about the rest of the season, and you can read that here.

If you have a Hot Tip or want to suggest a show for recaps, tweet me, leave a comment, or head over to my contact page, and let me know what’s good.

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The Super Switch Aus S01E07 – Recap

So, it’s been a while since I last recapped the Super Switch (soz). Without further ado, here’s the refresh.

Ben and Christie (swapped with Tyler and Olga).

Justin and Neesha (swapped with Lachlan and Miranda).

Kendrick and Romina (swapped with Aimee and Marcus).

The beach mansion: Ben, Olga, Justin, Miranda, Kendrick and Aimee.
The city mansion: Neesha, Lachlan, Christie, Tyler, Romina and Marcus.


Previously:

The couples are all away on a holiday at the moment in an attempt to strengthen their bonds.

The beach mansion are in the Northern Territory, camping in Darwin. In the last episode, they started to drive from their camping spot to another place for further bonding.
Ro threw shade at Aimee, and Marcus got really upset, so they started to have a heart to heart to clear up the misunderstanding.
Lachlan and Neesh keep crying because their real partner isn’t here.

The city mansion are living the dream in Port Douglas. It’s clear that Kendrick and Aimee haven’t had a lot of time to bond, as he keeps forgetting her name, and Aimee attributes this to the fact he sleeps outside of the bedroom every. single. night. as per Ro’s demands.
Ben is constantly the worst and a bit misogynistic.
Justin drank a lot and ruined Miranda’s sleep, so she’s really salty, but he’s not listening to why she’s mad.


Lovely voice-over lady tells us it’s the last day of being on holiday, and the couples are gonna head home soon.

Marcus confesses that he looked at this like it’d be a holiday, thinking all the problems were on Aimee, however he realised the problems Aimee had with him, the whole mansion have with him, and he’s paying more attention and now here for the right reasons.


Oof Tyler talks to Christie about how Olga doesn’t get along with his dad and step-mum, and misses out on family holidays. He hopes that from the experiment, she’ll realise he’s important enough to compromise and go along to events for his sake.
This is super awkward, because the way she’s been talking about him in the group therapy and what not, she’s realising he’s not treating her well enough and I think they’re on opposite sides of what their truth and discovery is…

He said that she said she doesn’t want them at the wedding and he wants that to change before the wedding.

This is too awkward for me right now.


Something I really enjoy about this show is the couples have to be here for the right reason. There’s no place to hide, and no way to use this as a platform to gain their fifteen minutes. They’re here to improve the relationships, and if they tried to be there for the wrong reasons, the others will call them out on it. It’s a journey for self-realisation and improvement, and with how vulnerable they are with each other, there’s no opportunity to


Neesh and Lachlan go to get some food for a group dinner tonight. They go to a water area, idk, and see Tommy, their outback guide. He has caught them some crabs, and Neesh helps wrap ’em up.

Neesh tells Lachlan about the dramas going on at home, about how her family are really sick, and she cries a bit.


Jacqui Manning comes out to talk with the group about attraction.

Look at her! What a gem.

Lachlan gets asked what attracted him to Miranda and why he’s still attracted to her.

I need to preface this by saying that in Miranda’s group therapy sessions, everyone’s concerned about her because he sounds really controlling, and she keeps defending him. Their relationship expert, Guy, has also expressed strong concern for her.

Lachlan said he’s attracted to strong women because:

‘Because i sort of feel like I can, um, comfort them and fix them.’
Uh… WTF?

The girls are not on that at all, and Christie is like, “Strong women don’t need help and don’t need fixing???? WTF???”

He continues, when he really shouldn’t.

‘Under a strong woman, there’s always vulnerability.’

What isn’t he attracted to at the moment? She doesn’t consider past events and how he’ll react to it.

There’s a quick video of when Lachlan’s like to her, “Stop talking to men,” because she’s “naive”.

Jacqui tries to voice what she’s hearing from him, and he’s like, “Nah, she’s the perfect girl.”

She then goes, ‘Well, no-one’s perfect. She’s human.’

And Christie’s going, in her personal monologue, ‘Why are you here then if you think Miranda is so perfect?’

It’s so frustrating to hear men talk about women like this, and calling a woman naive for interacting with men. I’m so impassioned about it, I’m gonna write a rant, probably.

The subject changes, and Jacqui and Ro talk about sex.


Over at Port Douglas, Ken and Aimee get a couples massage. Aimee says it’s weird because she doesn’t like getting touched, even by Marcus. It’s super boring, and Ken brings up what I’m thinking.


Marcus and Jacqui talk about sex too. He is like, ‘Yeah all the time,’ and Ro and Jacqui are like bull. He’s trying to save face and this is awkward.


Ben and Olga have a picnic, and Ben starts to get his drink on with the champagne. His alocohol intake is a bit much for Christie and Olga is like, ‘yeah, I see that.’

She asks if Christie wanted him to stop with his jokes so much, would he? He’s like, ‘Um she loves me for my jokes?!’


Jacqui gets the couples to write three things down that their real partners could do to make them feel more attractive.

It’s all pretty sad, like Tyler says Olga never calls him good-looking, Ro wants more romance and more effort, Christie wants Ben to cut down on the alcohol… and then Marcus says stop farting in bed.


The camping group do some dancing.

Each couple has a different way of “holding hands”. Ro and Marcus hold hands to dance, Tyler and Christie are doing monkey grip, and Lachlan and Neesh do finger touching.
When they swap partners, the girls keep doing what they had done, and the boys adapt.


Neesh and Lachlan talk about how they’ve bonded and how they can talk about what they need to, and Tyler is like, ‘Olga would kill me for that.’

Tyler says they’re close and intimate, the most in this house. He says they’re opening up so much to each other that it’s like they’re emotionally cheating.

Both Neesh and Lachlan get angry and upset about these “accusations”. Look, honestly, it’s what they deserve after arguing at Tyler and Christie for sharing a bed on like day two.


As usual, I write my recaps as I watch the episode, so there will be spelling and grammar mistakes.

The next Super Switch recap will be up tomorrow, along with a recap for MasterChef. I’m aiming to get the last eight episodes recapped and published every day for the next eight days.

With Grand Final Week starting tonight, why not catch up with MasterChef?

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MasterChef Aus S11E57 – Recap

We’re into day three of Finals Week, and the top five walk into the kitchen.

Simon, Nicole, Simon, Tessa and Larissa, the top five, ones who beat the other 19 with a stick.
Look at Little G, trying to incorporate the other two judges in his fashion

Gaz starts to talk about what’s going on today. The winner of today’s challenge will have an advantage in tomorrow’s episode.

Then, Matt tells them to cook the one dish that will be the most important dish that shows the judges they deserve to be here. He asks Little G for the rules.

“You know what? There are no rules,” he says, before telling them to choose how long they’d like.

The contestants talk together before deciding on 75 minutes.

George tells them the pantry and garden is open, and starts time for them.

The contestants run to the pantry, and Gaz comes in to interrogate them.

As Little G discusses desserts with Larissa, something blue catches my eye…

George “Little G” Calombaris wears glasses, but has a backup on his pocket.

Whymst? It’ll be interesting to see if he wears the blue ones at any stage today. If he does, there’ll be a “George Watch”, the closest I can get to an Anushka Watch now. Gone, but not forgotten.

GEORGE WATCH: George, the littlest of the trio of judges, has been spotted with fifteen minutes to go, wearing both pairs of glasses.

In related news, MATT WATCH: Matt, the tallest of the trio of judges, has brandished a monocle??? Where, why, how?? I have so many questions? Does he have a monocle on his persons at all time? Was this a coincidence? Did he plan this with Little G?
Matt Preston – I demand answers!

Little G wears an excessive amount of glasses, with Matt at the other end of the spectrum with one glass.

The contestants are all going good, generally Gaz is coming around harassing everyone and asking if they’re doing the best thing for their dishes.

With only a few minutes to go, Tessa cracks open her chicken to find this:

Yuck

Her chicken is still raw inside, so she yeets it onto a pan, and hopes for the best.

In Project Runway, sometimes a contestant will go, “I want to show the judges that I can do a lot of things, so I’m gonna make pants,” even though they’ve never made pants before.
Simon has decided to make a dish that has NEVER worked for him before, but after going to MasterClasses, he thinks he now knows that to do to make his savoury porridge.
Simon has made pants. Let’s hope it works for him, because pants rarely do.

Time ends, and the contestants all wish they had an extra ten, fifteen minutes, and wonder why they didn’t go for longer.
But Larissa seems fine.


Look, all I can think is that these blue glasses relate to Little G’s squash injury, but maybe they’re just his new tasting glasses.

It’s certainly a pop of colour

It’s time for the tasting.

Nicole is up.

Chicken Breast with Mushroom Puree and Mushroom Sauce

When Nicole leave, Matt demands for more gravy.

Matt MUCH prefers this version of the dish

Gaz calls it utterly delicious, and Matt says it’s a great plate.

Next is Simon with his pants.

Savoury Porridge with Mushroom Broth and Nettle Puree

Honestly, with the broth, it looks gross.

Gaz says it wasn’t what he was expecting at all. He was expecting a big bowl of warmth, but this is just components.

Looks like the seams in his pants weren’t right.

It’s Tessa time.

Roast Chicken with Kale and Bearnaise

The trio of judges taste, and say it wasn’t great.

For the first time, I’m not envious of their food, they should be envious of my dinner, even if it was just sweet and sour pork.

Tim’s next.

Gaz looks at it and says it looks like a prawn synchronised swimming event.

Corn and Prawn

They really like the look, and crack into eating.

Not shocking, they love it.

I don’t know, the idea of eating prawn heads just really puts me off. Like, you can see their eyes! Prawn eyes just make me really uneasy anyway.

Finally, Larissa, worried about taking too big of a risk.

Parsnip Ice-Cream with Caramelised pear and Chocolate Sauce

While I can’t imagine the taste, I really want to eat it. I’ll just have to settle with the Reeces ice-cream in my freezer, I guess.

Little G calls it a rock and roll dish. Gaz says her clarity of dishes gets better with each episode.

The judges know who their favourites are, and go out to deliver the news. Little G has changed from his blue frames to his regular ones.

Matt starts by telling Tim and Nicole it was tasty, but there was one that just really got them. It’s Larissa!

Yay! He tells her that they loved it.

Gaz tells Larissa that she’ll find out what her advantage is tomorrow, and tells them to get out of the kitchen now.


As usual, this recap was written as I watched the episode, so there will be spelling and grammar mistakes.

I posted a MasterChef rant about Sandeep, and you can read it here. I also did a bigger rant about the rest of the season, and you can read that here.

If you have a Hot Tip or want to suggest a show for recaps, tweet me, leave a comment, or head over to my contact page, and let me know what’s good.

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MasterChef Aus S11E56 – Recap

It’s the first elimination of Finals Week, and after failing to impress in the invention test yesterday, the losers are gonna cook for the chance to be in the top five.

The losers, Tim, Anushka and Nicole, start their day by looking at photos of their families, and making coffees.
That’s how I feel getting ready for work – looking at photos of my loved ones, listening to dramatic music, and making a coffee before I get in a car and go somewhere where maybe I’ll die a little inside and try to keep it family friendly.
Lmao no, I enjoy my job, but occasionally I lose five years of my life.

When the losers arrive at the kitchen, they find Gaz and Matt waiting for them. George “Little G” Calombaris is away, possibly relating to his squash injury, but who’s to say. All I’ll say is this: I would like to see George rock an eyepatch during a Masterchef ep, but never actually mention or acknowledge it at all. Maybe a slight pirate accent. I’m not fussy.

Matt’s got a bit of a leopard print going on with his cravat and pocket square. To each their own, but you’ll never see me wearing animal print.

They tell them about the guest chef. It’s Ashley Palmer-Watts, chef director behind Dinner By Heston in Melbourne and London.

He reveals the dish. This dessert is possibly the fanciest version of a lamington.

Once recovering from the shock of how many elements and layers there are, the losers prepare to cook.

Ashley starts time, and off they go, grabbing things to get going.

ANUSHKA WATCH: Top six, Anushka, 49 year old optical distributor, always has amazing frames on, and changes every day. Today, she’s wearing her elimination frames.

So proud of her :’)

Throughout the montage, there are a few dramas.

Tim adds cocoa butter instead of cocoa powder into his biscuit, before Larissa yells at him to check the ingredients, and he adds the powder.

Nicole sprays her lamington with the chocolate gun thing, and it blows away a chunk of it, so she has to figure out what to do with that.

Anushka didn’t roll her biscuit thin enough, and now she’s hoping it works for her.

I’m really hoping Tim goes home, because then we just need Simon out, and then I’ll be happy with the remaining contestants and the resulting top three.
I feel like I’ve said this before, but sometimes Tim talks and I’m like, no thanks. I have to remember that the editing has been done in a way that I don’t want to hear from Tim and the favouritism has me rooting against him, but he does seem like a lovely person. And we all know how I feel about Simon (see rant for deets).

At the last second, Anushka hasn’t gotten her raspberry gel, and missed that element.

It’s time for tasting.

First is Nicole.

The judges all love it, and say she’s set the bar HIGH.

Next is Anushka.

She’s nervous about the lack of raspberry gel, and she hopes that the rest of it is great.

The judges taste and agree that the whole raspberry flavour isn’t there.

Finally, Tim.

We’re actually hearing so much from Tim, especially compared to Anushka, who literally just said she missed an element, and Gaz told her it’s not over until it’s over, and then Matt kicked her out.
Whatever, we already know about the blatant favouritism from the judges and the editing room.

The judges say the chocolate isn’t as strong in this one for whatever reason, but they agree it’s a great effort.

It’s time for the results, and the contestants file in.

Gaz thanks Ashley for coming before it’s time for the decision.

Wasting no time, Gaz says that Ashley found one buiscuit hard and had no raspberry gel, so that’s why Anushka is going home.

It’s time for her montage of top dishes, and the judges have nothing but positive things to say about her.

“I’m going to need a chair for this one,” Anushka says, before going for a hug with Matt.

Here’s a final photo of Anushka, as she races to her culinary future.

Run, Anushka, be free!

Where are they now? Anushka is launching her cooking school, focusing on food as a creative outlet and therapy for mental health issues. Amazing. She’s working on her website Anushka’s Kitchen!

Here’s a quick article about how Anushka is the oldest person to get this far in MasterChef Aus.


As usual, this recap was written as I watched the episode, so there will be spelling and grammar mistakes.

I posted a MasterChef rant about Sandeep, and you can read it here. I also did a bigger rant about the rest of the season, and you can read that here.

If you have a Hot Tip or want to suggest a show for recaps, tweet me, leave a comment, or head over to my contact page, and let me know what’s good.

To catch up on this episode, or other MasterChef eps you’ve missed, head over to southhemitv.com.
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MasterChef Aus S11E55 – Recap

It’s the first day of Finals Week, and the top six are Anushka, Tim, Simon, Nicole, Tessa and Larissa. Tonight is the mystery box and invention test.

The contestants come in to find the trio of judges, Matt, George and Gaz, all wearing blue. They’re quick to congratulate and hug the contestants, and welcome them back from WA.

George tells them that every moment this week will count.

Gaz is like, “I just got shivers down my spine,” before reminding them that one of these six will be the winner and will hold the trophy high.

ANUSHKA WATCH: Anushka, top six, 49, optical distributor, glasses frame icon, always seems to have a new pair of glasses every day. In the first week of Finals Week, she’s wearing like a tortoise shell frames.

The contestants head over to their benches and get to open their boxes. There’s one ingredient, different for each contestant, and a letter in an envelope with their name on it.

Tim immediately recognises the handwriting as his wife’s.

Each letter is from someone at home, and everyone is in tears.

Anushka has a letter from her daughter, and her ingredient is walnuts.
Tessa has tomatoes from her mum.
Nicole gets her letter from her partner, and her ingredient is goats cheese.
Simon’s letter is from his partner, and she’s given coffee.
Larissa gets lemons from her parents.
Tim’s is from his wife, and his ingredient is basil.

Matt lets them know that they’re using their ingredient for the cook. They’ll have the pantry and garden, and have sixty minutes. Everyone is tasted but they’re just looking for the top one.

Time starts, and the contestants all run to the pantry.

Everyone takes some inspiration from home to get an idea together.

At the end of time, Gaz tells them he hopes it was like a warm hug.

First to taste is Tessa.

Celebration of Tomatoes

The love all the different tomato flavours.

Next is Tim.

Basil Pork Roll with Pumpkin and Fennel. “For Abby,” Tim says.

The judges call it a flavour bomb, and love it.

Nicole’s up.

Goat’s Cheese Parfait with Macerated Grapes and Walnuts

Gaz calls it a dish full of lots of different elements, however the goat’s cheese isn’t the best, and dull.

Agreeing, George calls the goat’s cheese dulled down.

Up is Anushka.

Paklava Fingers with Cinnamon Honey ice-cream and Honey Sauce

They say it’s nice, but too homestyle for top six.

Next dish is Larissa. She’s a bit worried because she’s gone for an unusual combination, inspired by her dad eating olives and lemon together with bread, or something.

Lemon Parfait, Black Olive Madeleine and Poppy Seed Cream

The absolutely love it, and love how it’s clever and inspirational. George says it’s the best dish she’s put up in the whole competition.

Last, Simon.

Parsnips with Smoked Onion, Beetroots and Coffee Stock.

He pours the coffee stock over the dish.

George says it’s nice and that Simon’s really developed into an incredible cook. He calls it spot on, and would serve it in his restaurant tomorrow.

Gaz says it could be harsh and bitter, but comes into a lovely flavour.

It’s time for the decision. Matt says one dish really blew them away.

Larissa’s done it! She heads upstairs as they do the invention test.

The judges tell them about the next challenge. Each contestant has an ingredient chosen for them by the judges.

Anushka gets quail.
Nicole gets Moreton Bay Bugs.
Tim gets bone marrow.
Tessa gets John Dory fish.
Simon gets cauliflower.

The contestants are each really happy with what they’ve been given. George says the top two will join Larissa, and the bottom three will go to elimination tomorrow.

They’ll have an open pantry, garden in play, and an hour to cook.

When time starts, they first run to get their main ingredient, before heading to the pantry.

Gaz meets them in the pantry and asks them what their plans are.


While they’re cooking, let’s talk about this week and the near future.

Hot Tip: @JohnsonLeung on Twitter has let me know what’s going on for next week. Thanks for the tip!

This brings up another thing: what recaps to do next? If you have any suggestions, let me know. At this stage, I’m planning on doing The Proposal and/or The Bachelor, depending on timing and if it clashes.

The Super Switch has a total of 15 episodes, and starting either Wednesday or Thursday, depending on how I’m feeling (I haven’t been getting a nap at about 4 lately lmao), I’ll be posting a recap every day until the season is complete, which will mean posting before the episode has aired in Australia.

Blah blah blah.

TL;DR, all the recaps I’m working on are wrapping up within the next two weeks, so I’ll be looking for some new Australian shows to recap, and I’m open to suggestions.

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During the cook, Nicole has drama after drama with her pasta, and she can’t believe it’s going this badly for her.

Anushka is rushing and nervous about getting everything going.

Gaz starts counting down from ten seconds, and everyone hurries to get the last stuff plated.

First is Simon.

Cauliflower Cheese

They judges really like it, and say there’s a few minor deets that are the difference between lifting the trophy and not.

Next is Nicole.

Moreton Bay Bug Ravioli with Bisque

The judges say the ravioli isn’t great. It’s not a disaster, but it’s not a great Nicole dish.
Matt does like the bisque but says the pasta is tough. He suggests that she should have done the bisque, bug and scallops.

Next is Anushka

Japanese Inspired Quail

She forgot to add the pickled mushrooms.

George says there’s a lot of flavour going on, and it’s not a usual dish from Anushka.
Matt really likes it and says she’s got the skills, now it’s a matter of finesse.

Tim time.

T-Bone’s Marrow – with brussels sprouts, a cracker, bone marrow, marrow crumb, etc.

The judges also really like this, and say the crumbs are great. Gaz says he wants a couple of bones each, but says the cracker isn’t good, and it’s too hard.
Matt tells him he cooks brilliantly. But if it’s not good, it goes in the bin.

Finally, Tessa. She jokes that it’s John Dory with lots of butter, and Gaz says he’d order it.

John Dory with Almonds, Capers, Grapes and Caviar

After devouring the dish, the judges say it’s great, and they warn her that she’s heading for a great career in cooking.
George says he wouldn’t change anything – it’s spot on. In fact, it’s her best dish ever in this competition.

It’s time for the decision. Gaz tells everyone that there’s two great dishes – Simon and Tessa. They’re safe and in the top 5 with Larissa.

That means Tim, Anushka and Nicole are facing the pressure test tomorrow, and one of them will be going home.


As usual, this recap was written as I watched the episode, so there will be spelling and grammar mistakes.

I posted a MasterChef rant about Sandeep, and you can read it here. I also did a bigger rant about the rest of the season, and you can read that here.

If you have a Hot Tip or want to suggest a show for recaps, tweet me, leave a comment, or head over to my contact page, and let me know what’s good.

To catch up on this episode, or other MasterChef eps you’ve missed, head over to southhemitv.com.
If you want to watch The Super Switch, southhemitv.com also has you covered, and I’ve got the recaps here. Double episodes every Wednesday night.

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