On the off chance you've managed to completely avoid the bake-off craze, GBBO is a fairly standard baking show, except all the competitors are amateur home-bakers and they're all nice to each other. I hate watching other cooking shows where the contestants always have to throw each other under the bus, so it's nice to watch something where everyone's so kind and pleasant. I'm definitely a fan of the older seasons with Mel and Sue as the hosts, although I must say, I'm starting to come around to Prue as Mary Berry's replacement.
Has anyone started the new season on Netflix yet? I'm trying to hold out until they've uploaded all of the episodes because I'd rather not have to watch week by week.
I really like the Great British Baking Show (that's how Netflix titles it, iirc). I'm all caught up on the current season. We just had bread week, and I really like baking bread myself. I generally bake boring things like rolls or "Amish bread" which is the most generic thing ever: flour, oil, yeast, water. Oh, and the same for tortillas. But back to the show:
I'd have to say my favorite bake is the technical bake (the second one in each episode), because I like that the end result is supposed to be the same. It's more easily comparable to each other's bakes, for evaluating if you accomplished the goal. I would hate to have to participate in the technical bake, but it's the best one to watch.
I've never watched but my sister watches sometimes and likes it. I just haven't gotten around to giving it a try.