Who else knows about this show? And why wasn't I told sooner?
The outside world is just awful - and getting awfuller - and to escape, I retreat into my Netflix account. Usually I tend towards genre stuff but even Supernatural and Ash Vs. Evil Dead have been too grim for me lately. I churned through The Good Place and the Queer Eye reboot, both of which worked at being both entertaining, warm and light enough to keep the dismals away. But there aren't very many episodes of either show and once done, I needed something else.
Enter The Great British Baking Show. There are only three seasons/series on Netflix, I believe, and I have already gotten through S1. But I just love it. All the home baker contestants are supportive of each other (as soon as they work through their initial nerves), the judges manage to find something positive to say about almost every bake and although the hosts are silly, they too are very supportive when a contestant starts to freak out. It is lovely, civilized (everyone has cups of tea during down-time), inconsequential but engaging enough to keep me entertained and distracted. I understand that there has been a bit of a recent shake-up with the original show's cast but I don't care. I have nearly two seasons left to watch and I plan to enjoy every moment.
13 hours ago