Great British Baking Show, BBC/PBS
This pleasant reality show that debuted on BBC Two in 2010 became a gently baffling success when PBS began airing the series this year. Its modest challenge: to find the best amateur bakers in the United Kingdom. It’s wildly different from American reality fare, and that’s part of its appeal. With audiences rooting for ordinary people who weren’t cast because they were camera-ready and delighting in the hushed drama of elaborate baking challenges, the show has made presenters Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins and cooking writer Mary Berry into unlikely American icons.
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