America, “The Great British Baking Show” Is The Best British Show You Will Watch This Year

Better than Downton Abbey, better than Doctor Who. This is not an exaggeration. It is the truth.

The Great British Baking Show is debuting on PBS.

The Great British Baking Show is debuting on PBS.

Called Bake Off in the U.K., it features 12 amateur bakers competing to bake the most amazing cakes, biscuits, breads, and desserts, to be then judged by a woman who everyone wishes were their grandmother (Mary Berry) and a man with amazing sex eyes (Paul Hollywood). It's one of the biggest shows in the U.K., with 12.3 million people watching this year's finale. And also, quite frankly, it's one of the best.

The Great British Baking Show / PBS

Everyone in it is really, really quite nice.

Everyone in it is really, really quite nice.

Unlike other reality shows where judges and contestants bend over backward to be mean to one another, here contestants praise and even help one another's bakes if they need a hand. There's also no prize for the eventual winner, just glory.

The Great British Bake Off / Love Productions / bbc.co.uk

The Great British Bake Off / Love Productions / bbc.co.uk


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