2. Chopped

I've made a few Chopped fans out of my friends and family. This is a great competition show. The basis is that there are four chefs in the beginning and they have to make meals out of mystery ingredients in a basket. The ingredients usually seem disconnected and sometimes strange in general. As the show goes on, people get cut until there's only one winner. It's awesome to see how these crazy ingredients get combined into a cohesive meal.