I’ve had a slight cold this week, and when I’m sick I like to watch cooking shows. Fortunately for me, MasterChef is on five nights a week, and I also spent much of Thursday afternoon watching old episodes of The Great British Bake-Off. This is one of those posts where I haven’t had much time over the past two days to watch anything, so I’m just putting up a few thoughts on my cooking shows. In The Great British Bake-Off, each round is conducted over a weekend, and the bakers have three challenges to complete. When Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood (the best names of judging panel members in television history), they take into account all three bakes. On MasterChef, this is less true, and eliminations can therefore be problematic.