I gave it a shot. I did. I love Bake Off so so much. Ask anyone who knows me. I can’t tell you how many times I have watched all of the episodes, I have two cookbooks from previous contestants: B.I.Y from Richard of Season 5 (or season 1 if you’re watching on Netflix in the US) and The Cardamom Trail from Chetna of the same cast. I have five other cookbooks from three other contestants on my Amazon wishlist. This was the show that got me seriously baking, and not just from a box.
I wasn’t even going to watch the new season. It felt like cheating on my partner. But, I figured that if I was going to denounce it, I needed to know what I was talking about.
Ugh. Someone on tumblr called her a discount Mary Berry, and that is so accurate. God, get out of that tent. You’re nowhere near Mary’s caliber.
Second, Noel and Sandy:
Okay, they’re cute. Gentle humor, not too strong in the innuendo game, which could just be because they’re feeling out their new job. It could change as they go on. I love how attached Sandy got to the bakers, and Noel I think did well with comedy relief for them. But I can’t quite figure out what this little Goth boy is doing in the tent.
Richie: Goths like Bake Off and baking too!
Okay, fair point. But it just seems to me that Noel is a young man who went to work with his mom for National Take Your Kid to Work Day.
He doesn’t get a picture. I do not have the words. Ugh. He should have left Bake Off, too. He didn’t need the money. He has cookbooks and TV shows. He could have left with the other three, Channel 4 would have realized they paid $75 million for nothing, and they would have kicked it back to the BBC. Everyone could have come back. But nooooooooooo. Now I have this ass who is “devaluing the handshake economy“. Ass.
There was one bright spot.
Stephen. I adored him. I mean, Yan was awesome. Stacey is me. But I super love Stephen.
But, no more Bake Off for me. And that makes me really sad. But I’ll always remember you!