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Netflix Nails It With New Reality Show

Free to air channels are filled to the brim with home cooking extraordinaire shows like My Kitchen Rules and MasterChef. So it’s refreshing to finally have some representation of regular kitchen bakers on our small screen with Netflix’s latest original show streaming now called Nailed It.

You can find this baking phenomenon sitting under the “recently added” as well the “docs and reality TV” categories on the popular streaming service. Each episode focuses on three amateur home bakers who go through two rounds of competition in an attempt to win $10,000. The catch is, the desserts that they need to replicate can only be described as edible works of art and they only have few short hours to do it in. As you can imagine, this results in some truly spectacular fails.

Since the first season launched on Netflix on March 9th 2018, there has been a slow following building up, with many reviews singing its praise on the site and on online news sites. Meghan O’Keefe describes the show as “joy incarnate… It is the very feeling of a belly laugh taking over your body magically transformed into a half hour cooking competition show.”

She goes to on to say that it, “is just about guaranteed to lift your spirits like nothing else.”

It has received a multitude of 4 and 5-star ratings from Netflix users and props to it representing the inner MasterChef in all of us, even if we just can’t cut it. It is no wonder so many people are jumping on the bandwagon.

The best part about this show is how it gives people permission to laugh at themselves and not take themselves too seriously. The audience can actually relate to the contestants because how many times have we looked on Pinterest and thought to ourselves ‘how hard can that be?’ Turns out the answer is very! The judges are supportive but honest and you know that the whole premise is to have a good time while also being in the running for a big cash prize.

The only downside is that there aren’t more episodes to binge. Regardless though, finally, a reality show for the real people.

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