I watched the first season of Masterchef US. I didn't enjoy all of the negativity that seems to be the norm for anything with Gordon Ramsey. However, decided to give it another chance and made it through half of the second season. I haven't seen a single episode since. Masterchef AU was into the second season when my son found it. We starting downloading and watching the first season together, and we LOVED it!! I have seen every episode of every season, and I am ahead of him now on watching. lol He has yet to finish season 4 or watch the All-Stars. Workus interferus. lol The difference in the quality of the show is remarkable. On the Aussie version, you actually LEARN along with the contestants. The Master classes are super! The respect that is shown to the contestants from the judges, and between the contestants themselves is what I enjoy, and respect the most. It's such a pleasure to see, and makes the show more enjoyable. Night and day in comparison to the US version. We love you down under!! *grin* You keep cookin, and we'll keep watchin! Peace!