I’ll be one of the few who prefers the drama-less shows. I don’t mind having challengers with strong personalities or who play to win (even to a adult), as long as they’re not outright douches. I think this season has had some fun food challenges, and as long as they remain interesting and focused on innovative cooking, I’m fine.
I don’t like challenges that are too gimmicky or too sponsor-y (Jurassic Park tie-in and that that inspiration from strong females…?). And sometimes the challenges are too complicated for their own good (I still can’t explain the scoring in sports head to head competition). But loved the looks the same, tastes different challenge and even the NASA challenge was interesting.