The Great British Baking Show


Judges Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry (left) and Hosts Sue and Mel (right)

Rating: PG

# of Seasons: 3 (that are available to Americans so far)

Channel & Time it airs new episodes: PBS. The newest season airs on June 16th at 9pm.

Does the Library own it? Yes!

Brief Synopsis:  “Follow the trials and tribulations of passionate amateur bakers whose goal is to be named the U.K.’s best. Each week, the bakers tackle a different skill, the difficulty of which increases as the competition unfolds, judged by Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood.”


It may sound weird, but the Great British Baking Show is one of my all-time favourite shows. It’s the best show to watch if you just want to grab a cup of tea (and some cookies!) and put up your feet to relax.

Most cooking competition shows are anything but relaxing, but trust me, this one is! The contestants are so kind to each other and you can tell they all truly love baking. Of course they all want to win, but no one is a jerk over it. It’s very sweet to witness another contestant helping another if they need it.

Mary Berry is my favorite of the two judges. She’s critical without being harsh and just wants to help the bakers get better with every episode.

Plus, the hosts are HILARIOUS. Mel and Sue are the best! They are filled with puns and are ready to provide emotional support to whoever needs it. If a contestant is having a hard time, they will go next to them and swear up a storm to make the emotional breakdown unusable for film. They’re absolute sweethearts!

Go check it out today! It’s also available on Netflix for those who have it! (And don’t forget your tea!)