You may have noticed that Channel Seven has been flogging the pants off its new reality food program, Zumbo’s Just Desserts, for the last few weeks, or you may have been living under a rock. Either way, you can’t ignore the fact that last night it officially kicked off, and Twitter was none too impressed.
Despite a preliminary audience of 1.08 million according to OzTAM figures, the third highest of the night (which left Seven with the top three programs overall), social media has roasted the show as a MasterChef rip off, unadulterated hell and drab, dull and flat. Ouch.
Compared to other programs of the night, Zumbo beat out Nine’s The Block (961,000) and Ten’s Australian Survivor (734,000).
In case you missed the teaser, here’s the premise of the show:
The eventual winner will take home $100,000 and will have their dessert featured in Zumbo’s stores.
But now to Twitter’s reception:
— Jamie Collins (@JamieCollins) August 22, 2016
Achingly boring – sweeter than a half sucked toffee apple – I think I’ll crank up the microwave and watch it turn around #JustDessertsAU
— Michael Tate (@equisnocti) August 22, 2016
— William Buck (@iamwilliambuck) August 22, 2016
Words to describe #JustDessertsAU drab, drudging, dull, flat, ho hum, insipid, irksome, lifeless, monotonous, mundane, uninteresting, vapid
— Adam (@adampongrass) August 22, 2016
Sheer, unadulterated hell. & that was just the weeks of trailers. The show is actually much worse. #JustDessertsAU
— Philip Darbyshire (@PDarbyshire) August 22, 2016
Were all the contestants given an Xanax prior to the show? The pace is putting me to sleep. #JustDessertsAU
— nyckate (@nyckate16) August 22, 2016
— CatmanForever (@CatmanForever) August 22, 2016
— Molk’s Just Desserts (@SteveMolk) August 22, 2016
Maybe it’s just me but I feel like Zumbo and Khoo have the combined charisma of a potato #JustDessertsAU
— Rhiannon (@Rhi_Pascoe) August 22, 2016