Great British Baking Show Season 6

New season just dropped anyone in full binge mode?
Michelle
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  • My gf and I are working our way through the 5th (according to Netflix) season right now, then it's onto the new one.
  • I feel like I’d enjoy this show a lot. I might binge it over Christmas break. 
  • Watched a few already, Paul gives out handshakes so often its like it doesn’t even mean anything, I feel he’s going to reach through the screen and offer me a handshake 
    Michellerusskellyladylarsen
  • MichelleMichelle California
    I'm so glad you posted this!  I didn't know the new season was out.  Binge mode in full effect!
  • adobo1148 said:
    Watched a few already, Paul gives out handshakes so often its like it doesn’t even mean anything, I feel he’s going to reach through the screen and offer me a handshake 
    Yeah, he really upped the number of handshakes beginning in season 5.  I feel like it was a producer note: "Hey Paul, people love your handshakes.  You should do them more often"  Definitely makes it feel less special.
    russkelly
  • JaimieTJaimieT Atlanta, GA
    Handshakes just get worse. Season 9 (no idea if that's in the US yet?) I've just ignored them.
  • I really enjoy watching this, I don’t know if its the frantic music as the bakers rush to decorate cakes just as they take it out of the oven, maybe its how adorable brits sound when they get frazzled over icing their biscuits, Dang its just so comforting. I still dont know a frangipan, from a genoise, from a fucking bavioire, its still so entertaining . Im curious if the show will ever have a yankee baker/contestant since They’ve had expats from other countries. 
  • It’s like TV Xanax for me. I love it. 
    adobo1148JaimieT
  • adobo1148 said:
    I really enjoy watching this, I don’t know if its the frantic music as the bakers rush to decorate cakes just as they take it out of the oven, maybe its how adorable brits sound when they get frazzled over icing their biscuits, Dang its just so comforting. I still dont know a frangipan, from a genoise, from a fucking bavioire, its still so entertaining . Im curious if the show will ever have a yankee baker/contestant since They’ve had expats from other countries. 
    I'm afraid there were no Americans in Season 9 (There was a French lady and an Indian chap but no Americans :( ) but all is not lost! If you can track down a set of 4 celebrity specials from earlier this year (I think it was March), Teri Hatcher was on it and she really knows her stuff! I was really impressed!
  • JaimieT said:
    Handshakes just get worse. Season 9 (no idea if that's in the US yet?) I've just ignored them.
    I couldn't agree more.. Season 9, if you DIDN'T get a handshake for your signature, you had to watch your back!!
    JaimieT
  • Why can't they get them an effing air conditioned tent?? No ganache is gonna be setting when it's 90 degrees out!!


    Jimrusskelly
  • MrX said:
    Why can't they get them an effing air conditioned tent?? No ganache is gonna be setting when it's 90 degrees out!!


    I know, right!? This is one of the few things the show does that feels like they only do it to create artificial drama.  It drives me crazy!  

    Overall, this was a great season though.  I just finished it earlier today and I feel like I got more attached to the bakers than I have in a while.  


  • Shum said:
    MrX said:
    Why can't they get them an effing air conditioned tent?? No ganache is gonna be setting when it's 90 degrees out!!


    I know, right!? This is one of the few things the show does that feels like they only do it to create artificial drama.  It drives me crazy!  

    Overall, this was a great season though.  I just finished it earlier today and I feel like I got more attached to the bakers than I have in a while.  
    I just have the finale to watch, I can't  wait!
  • Teresa from ConcordTeresa from Concord Concord, California
     Heard so much about this shell. So, how many seasons are there and what channel does it air on? 
  • There are 6 seasons on Netflix 
  • BrieanneBrieanne California
    There are actually 7 seasons on Netflix.  6 are under the title "The Great British Baking Show" and then there is a separate show called "The Great British Baking Show - The Beginnings".

    Apparently, they've aired in America in a completely different order than over in the UK:

    Under "The Great British Baking Show"

    Season 1 was Series 5 in UK
    Season 2 was Series 4 in UK
    Season 3 was Series 6 in UK
    Season 4 was Series 7 in UK
    Season 5 was Series 8 in UK
    Season 6 Was Series 9 in UK

    Under "The Great British Baking Show - The Beginnings"

    Season 1 was Series 3 in UK

    No idea if we'll be getting Series 1 or 2 on Netflix at some point?

    And I totally agree with PP above who said the show is like TV Xanax...I can't help but have a smile on my face when I put this show on <span>:smiley:</span>.  I'm still not completely through Season 6 on Netflix, but I loved all the bakers this season so much I don't even care who wins.
    Shum
  • Oh you’re right I forgot about the earliest season 
  • Just finished this last night.  Gotta talk about one of the challenges.

    The technical challenge where they made them go outside and grill pita bread on a camp fire...  WTF?  That completely ruined the finale for me.  The "biscuit chandelier" earlier in the season was also bullshit.  I wonder if this is the new network trying to amp up the drama by setting the bakers up for failure.  It really sucks, imo.
  • JaimieTJaimieT Atlanta, GA
    Jim said:
    Just finished this last night.  Gotta talk about one of the challenges.

    The technical challenge where they made them go outside and grill pita bread on a camp fire...  WTF?  That completely ruined the finale for me.  The "biscuit chandelier" earlier in the season was also bullshit.  I wonder if this is the new network trying to amp up the drama by setting the bakers up for failure.  It really sucks, imo.

    Yes, I think so.
  • russkellyrusskelly Indianapolis
    edited November 2018
    Jim said:
    Just finished this last night.  Gotta talk about one of the challenges.

    The technical challenge where they made them go outside and grill pita bread on a camp fire...  WTF?  That completely ruined the finale for me.  The "biscuit chandelier" earlier in the season was also bullshit.  I wonder if this is the new network trying to amp up the drama by setting the bakers up for failure.  It really sucks, imo.
    I said the exact same thing to my wife and I am not down with that either especially with that technical in question.
    It was impossible for all three contestants to have the exact same fires prior to them taking over. Most of the technicals this year felt like they were deliberately trying to screw them.






  • amyja89amyja89 Oxford, England
    Re the air conditioned tent idea, A/C just really isn't something that we do in the UK! Of course, it also adds to the drama...
  • Christmas special just dropped, uh, ok, wasn’t really itching for one but yeah sure
    russkelly
  • JaimieTJaimieT Atlanta, GA
    amyja89 said:
    Re the air conditioned tent idea, A/C just really isn't something that we do in the UK! Of course, it also adds to the drama...

    Well melting chocolate isn't really something we do in the US! :P
    russkellyDummyamyja89weeniegirl
  • I just started watching this and am already through season 1 (as netflix labeled it). I love it! 
  • @jim and @russkelly , my wife and I didn't like that challenge either. We think it was an attempt to minimise the effect the heat in the tent was having in our hottest summer since 1976... 
  • @jim and @russkelly , my wife and I didn't like that challenge either. We think it was an attempt to minimise the effect the heat in the tent was having in our hottest summer since 1976... 
    Hmmm.  Interesting.  I know that has been a constant problem even in the non-"hottest summer since 1976" seasons. 

    I have a suggestion though... how about you - and I know the brits might be confused by this word and reflexively recoil but - air condition the fucking tent.  Seriously, just for a single weekend.  It will only cause a couple centimeters of the icecaps to melt.  A drop in the bucket.  Also, it's funny that they're worried about that during a flatbread challenge where nothing has to rise or set but when it comes to making a chocolate Eiffel tower they say "tough break, suck it up". 

    Yeah, I'm back to the artificial drama idea.  It's the only thing that really explains it.
    JaimieTbazjenster
  • MichelleMichelle California
    I'm also on #teamAC - there's no logical explanation as to why the tents don't have AC.

    I just saw this online & hadn't noticed the issue until I read about it.  Do you guys think it made a difference?  https://www.vulture.com/2018/11/great-british-baking-show-2018-rahul-mandal-controversy.html
  • This show is mesmerizing. Especially because I’m not sure the British actually know anything about baking. 
  • This show is mesmerizing. Especially because I’m not sure the British actually know anything about baking. 
    If there was ever a GBBS hot take I just heard it...........
  • Teresa from ConcordTeresa from Concord Concord, California
    Michelle said:
    I'm also on #teamAC - there's no logical explanation as to why the tents don't have AC.

    I just saw this online & hadn't noticed the issue until I read about it.  Do you guys think it made a difference?  https://www.vulture.com/2018/11/great-british-baking-show-2018-rahul-mandal-controversy.html
    There were a few instances in the series where it appeared Rahul continued to work on his piece after time was called. At one point my boyfriend and I actually yelled at the TV, “Come on! He’s cheating again!” I don’t know what was reality vs wonky editing, but if you think about Rahuls performance/judge comments/etc. I just don’t understand how he won. 

    PS I still love this show. 
    JaimieT
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