There's something quite magical about 'Junior.' If you haven't watched before, you would just assume that there's no way this group of eight-to-12-year-olds could chop with the precision of a ninja, much less have the finesse to make a plate presentable. But they do. They really, really do.
I've never watched the original MasterChef, so I was wary tuning into the spinoff it spawned: MasterChef Junior. Did I really want to see what food these kids were going to slap on a plate? I mean, really, how good of a cook could a bunch of eight-to-13-year-olds be? In a word -- stellar.