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Great British Bake Off Part 2

I did a search -- DL and Google -- and couldn't find a thread continuing the discussion that ended when the last thread closed on Saturday. Please link if there is one.

New ep aired Tuesday in the UK and is here at the link.

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by Anonymousreply 48Last Saturday at 1:25 AM

I'm disappointed that there really is only one mildly attractive guy this season.

by Anonymousreply 111/05/2020

I had seen a few episodes here and there but never really paid attention.

I saw this on Netflix and now I’m hooked!

I’ve been watching the first season ever as well.

Should I watch the Christmas episodes?

It’s better that the show focuses on the drama of trying to complete the challenge rather than interpersonal occurrences.

by Anonymousreply 211/05/2020

The Christmas episodes are fun, sort of an All Stars kinda thing. It gets your mind off.

by Anonymousreply 311/05/2020

And even he was fat and got booted last episode, R1.

by Anonymousreply 411/05/2020

There is a thread that was started earlier.

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by Anonymousreply 511/05/2020

For those who want to see it earlier, here is episode 7.

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by Anonymousreply 611/05/2020

Who ever heard of "finger donuts?" And how is it an 80s thing?

by Anonymousreply 711/07/2020

Finger Donuts are just crullers. Which was just as popular in the 70s and 90s.

by Anonymousreply 811/07/2020

Tough call between Laurie and goth Lottie. I can’t say who I’d have chosen, it was so close.

I felt very bad for the bakers in that hot tent, and the bad luck of weather in these challenges (deep frying and freezing must have been miserable under the conditions of that tent).

I like the hosts and cast and judges. Poor Noel really needs to see a stylist right away, and lose the leggings and high heeled boots. He could be so attractive but needs to lose the Silence of The Lambs vibe. Dressed as he is, I can easily see him singing “Goodbye Horses” in the mirror, but dressed normally he’d be fine.

by Anonymousreply 911/07/2020

[quote]Tough call between Laurie and goth Lottie.

Laura.

Did anyone catch Noel's reference to Grindr?

by Anonymousreply 1011/07/2020

Lottie deserved to go over Laura. Didn't she practice at all? Paul told her that her plan wasn't going to work and she ignored him. Laura's disaster was mostly down to a stupid mistake, and it seemed to at least taste good. Looks like she's got more disaster coming next week, so I doubt she'll be there much longer anyway.

by Anonymousreply 1111/07/2020

[quote]Should I watch the Christmas episodes?

Yes! They're fun and festive and low stakes - nobody is terribly stressed out. I watched all of them this summer when I was feeling particularly down, and they were great moodlifters. My favorite was the one with Val and Paul of lion bread sculpture fame.

by Anonymousreply 1211/07/2020

I can’t look at that bald albino or Noel the semi trans , is he transitioning ? I’m not trying to be glib. He truly had the look of beginning to but never truly commits. The British urine colored teeth on the contestants is so oft putting. Paul is hot and Pru is delightful but two hosts is overkill especially when they’re equally unfunny and add nothing. Also the chick who just got booted, Hermine, her teeth were way too much for her mouth so it made her hard to understand.

by Anonymousreply 1311/07/2020

[quote]Also the chick who just got booted, Hermine, her teeth were way too much for her mouth so it made her hard to understand.

Hermine didn't get booted -- she was the Star Baker this week.

by Anonymousreply 1411/07/2020

[quote]He truly had the look of beginning to but never truly commits

You think Noel has been beginning to transition for 25+ years?

by Anonymousreply 1511/07/2020

Noel's Wikipedia says that he's been on several Best Dressed lists.

by Anonymousreply 1611/07/2020

Hermine did not get booted!

It was the chick with the annoying hair! My god, how could she bake or cook with those naps in her face? Jesus, I would not eat anything she made whilst her hair was in her face, which is all the time.

by Anonymousreply 1711/07/2020

You’re right H didn’t get booted I meant to say I think she’s next to be booted even though she got star baker this week playing it safe as Pru indicated with classic dishes. But still her and Lottie with the long strands of hair during mixing, it’s gross. Why don’t they wear hair nets?

by Anonymousreply 1811/08/2020

Hermine is pretty consistent. I think the final 3 might be Mark, Peter, and her.

by Anonymousreply 1911/08/2020

Laura is the one tottering on the edge of going every week. They will prefer to keep at least one competent woman in the programme and at the moment that's looking like Hermine.

by Anonymousreply 2011/08/2020

Noel has looked that way for years. That's his style. British Rocker. I think most of the people commenting on his look and contestants teeth are American. I'm American by the way, living in UK.

I still notice crazy teeth here, but Noel's style just seems pretty British rocker normal to me. (I know he's not a rocker, it's just his look). Also, his humour is very dry and I can see most Americans not really getting it. I probably wouldn't have gotten it either if I hadn't lived around the Brits for so many years. I think Noel is funny and sweet.

by Anonymousreply 2111/08/2020

Hermine has been consistent and she doesn't need any favoritism to be one of the final three. I would be surprised if she doesn't make it that far, though of course it only takes one bad day. But she does need to step it up if she wants to take home that cake stand.

I posted this in the other thread, but since this thread seems to have become the official one, I just have to share again Steven's Dialing The Phone With a Pencil Cake. This was from one of the Christmas specials. (And I agree with R12, the specials are fun and worth a watch.)

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by Anonymousreply 2211/08/2020

R21 You must mean a style like the band The Darkness. I can see that. I can totally see that. Russell Brand, too.

by Anonymousreply 2311/08/2020

For the last seasons Noel has been paired with a painfully unfunny woman. (Why they did not bring aboard the host of Extra Slce is beyond me. She would have been better than the one they had, being both warm and biting at the same time.)

So Noel was so welcome because he was the funny one.

Now with the bald guy, they have someone funnier and that brings Noel down a few pegs. But Noel's ability to connect to the contestants and be snarky about them to their face without being unkind is still an important part of the show.

by Anonymousreply 2411/08/2020

Is Steven the one who was fucking Russell Tovey?

by Anonymousreply 2511/08/2020

What would those two brawny alpha tops do with each other?

by Anonymousreply 2611/08/2020

Hermine criticising other people's pronunciation is pretty hypocritical, given her own. She's often borderline unintelligible.

by Anonymousreply 2711/10/2020

Shame we have to have two separate threads on the show, but here is Episode 8 - dessert week.

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by Anonymousreply 2811/10/2020

Once again, here is the other thread. It would be good to make a decision on which one to continue. The other one was started first.

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by Anonymousreply 2911/10/2020

You're right, R28 and R29 -- we should be using the other thread. I started this one only because I couldn't find another one in search, but the other one was definitely first.

by Anonymousreply 3011/12/2020

Too much:

Passionfruit

Marzipan

Mango

Meringue

Alcohol

Jam

Lip fillers on women

by Anonymousreply 3111/12/2020

Tried watching one of the holiday specials but Candice was making me physically ill with her face all deformed from fillers. I mean for God’s sake, you’re around food. Try *not* to look nauseating.

by Anonymousreply 3211/12/2020

Candice should sue herself for facial deformation

by Anonymousreply 3311/13/2020

Dave may have a pregnant gf, but he’s gay. Maybe she’s his hag who agreed to have a baby with him.

by Anonymousreply 3411/13/2020

Yes, David is VERY gay. I find find to be adorable. Sad he hasn't come out .

by Anonymousreply 3511/14/2020

Why does the the very young blonde guy have such red/dark circles around his eyes? I'm scared for him.

by Anonymousreply 3611/14/2020

Hasn't it occurred to you that Dave may very well not be gay but is rather just British versus redneck American testosterone lug-nut? His recent baby would seem to indicate more is going on.

by Anonymousreply 3711/14/2020

Pistachios.

They use way too many pistachios.

by Anonymousreply 3811/15/2020

They certainly use too much passion fruit.

And apparently pickles.

by Anonymousreply 3911/15/2020

Way too much lime and citrus zest.

by Anonymousreply 4011/15/2020

Creme englaise & creme pat.

I can’t imagine eating these concoctions they come up with — a caramel chili tart with currants covered in a lime curry tahini, set on a base made of a coconut praline turmeric biscuit.

Those “game pies” just gross me out.

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by Anonymousreply 4111/15/2020

Urgh

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by Anonymousreply 4211/15/2020

Why are there still two separate threads? Even the OP on this one said to use the other.

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by Anonymousreply 4311/16/2020

Oh who the fuck cares r43?

by Anonymousreply 4411/16/2020

[quote] Hasn't it occurred to you that Dave may very well not be gay but is rather just British

Since you haven’t noticed, I’ll pass this bit of information on to you:

They’re all British.

(And they’re not all gay. Only the gay British ones are.)

by Anonymousreply 4511/17/2020

Just watched the new installment.

Was NOT expecting what happened.

by Anonymousreply 46Last Friday at 5:19 PM

This week was a “true Pru” pleasure to watch. I loved the four bakers who remained and the way they worked so hard but also encouraged each other. Hermine’s elimination was very sad but made sense. The way she responded was so impressive. She must be a very refined, mature person. The two males were both serious and composed. Dave was a gentleman when acknowledging Peter’s designation as star baker, and he seems to be taking in the competition as a life experience, and transparently growing through it. It’s very moving to see that. He’s just a delightful, telegenic presence. He smiles easily, and seems like just a super sweet bloke who tries and cares. Pru wears a red top with flared cuffs that fits her so nicely. Whoever styles her manages to use all these bright (sometimes shocking) colors, but it’s also oddly flattering. She is a great-looking older woman, and very smart, clear and precise in her commentary. The casting and production elements this season, and this segment in particular, are close to perfect. It’s really hard to do that, but they do. Even the creepy and odd comedic hosts don’t distract or take away from all the special elements of this program. I call that a win. Matt is so pale he actually glows in the dark, but he and Noel seem willing and able to let the baking be the program’s focus. The ensemble works, and it’s great.

by Anonymousreply 47Last Friday at 10:52 PM

This is the more active thread

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by Anonymousreply 48Last Saturday at 1:25 AM
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