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You guys have created the MOST AWESOME COOKING SHOW EVAH. "The Great British Baking Show". Pat, Jesse, and I are all fans, as it is one of the sweetest, most adorable competitive shows we've ever seen. Even the scripted-in tension is polite!

(Are British and Europeans in general really just that polite or is it that Americans are really just that brash and loud?)

Anyway, beside from being a good show about cooking, it's just amazingly comforting and relaxing to watch.

Also, I've never had a "trifle." I didn't even know such a thing existed. But after watching the episode where they baked trifles, I MUST HAVE ONE BEFORE I DIE. A real, official, cooked-in-Ye-Olde-Motherland trifle.

Date: 2017-05-01 08:23 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] thefairymelusine
Trifles are the greatest comfort food. (There is a spin off of the baking show which is about dress making and which is also lovely and supportive)

Date: 2017-05-02 10:35 pm (UTC)
thefairymelusine: line drawing of a knight lying by a bank of flowers (Default)
From: [personal profile] thefairymelusine
We do have some shouty, competitive teardown reality shows (quite a lot, actually) but I think the baking one and it's spin offs tap into a sort of genre which has existed for a bit. Like, when I was about 11 and my granny was living with my family she and I would both watch this programme


which was just really lovely. It was people went to a nice location, and all painted a picture in a time frame, while the host was nice to them and then they were judged, but politely.

Date: 2017-05-01 09:41 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] soon_lee
I know it as "The Great British Bake Off", and yes, it is lovely.

The few competitive "reality" shows I watch are ones that focus on the thing they do instead of the personalities & the conflict. It might well be an American reality-TV thing to be loud & conflict-focused. The difference is obvious to me when you compare the British "Masterchef" with the American version. The British version is much more like the Baking Show, where the focus is on actual cooking, and the judges don't get all shouty.

Date: 2017-05-02 01:59 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] benicek
I learn more about British TV from American bloggers than from actually watching TV in Britain. Haha. Never watched this show.

No, we're not that polite. Well, maybe in a fake way. Hard to say. When I visited California I found it a much more polite culture than here. Shop keepers calling me 'sir'. Cars stopping to let me cross. People saying 'good morning' to me at bus stops. Never happens here. Maybe different in other European countries, for example France or Czech Republic, where certain formalised greetings are expected between strangers, such as when you enter a shop.

Trifle is wonderful and evil and addictive and I simply can't just eat part of one. It's impossible. I must have it all.

Edited Date: 2017-05-02 02:00 pm (UTC)

Date: 2017-05-03 12:38 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] cinema_babe
I love The Great British Baking Show. The have one for sewing, pottery, and painting (that I know of. if there are others, I'll find them!). I think one thing that makes it different is that there is no cash prize, just a trophy and bragging rights. I suspect that once you add money competitions can get a little crazy.

Date: 2017-05-03 12:37 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] cmcmck
It's hugely popular here for sure although I can't bake for toffee!


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