I saw The Great British Baking Show on Netflix (later I noticed it was also on Amazon Prime
, which might have saved me having the audio and video getting unsynchronized so badly) and couldn’t resist checking it out. Unusually for me, I watched all ten episodes within a few days. By comparison
, I have yet to finish the second set of Chopped episodes. It was called The Great British Bake Off originally. Apparently
, they thought American audience couldn’t handle
Philosopher’s Stone Bake Off and needed it to be Sorceror’s Stone Baking Show instead. And it’s oh so British.
The contestants were great. I especially loved Martha, Chetna and Richard. Under its British name, that was season 5, while it was the first season shown under the American name.
, I noticed the worshipful way contestants mentioned Mary Berry. “Who?” I looked her up
, since I had never heard of her. Or Paul Hollywood, for that matter.
Highly recommended, if you haven’t watched it. It made me want to bake, and I learned some things.