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15 hours ago, Fukui San said:

Watching the 2nd episode now. The guest judge is a Luchadore named Psycho Clown, and they're making Lucha Libre cake pops.

Oh my, I think I may have to go watch this now!

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I just started watching season 3 (was EXHAUSTED and needed something that didn't require that much brain power) and I can't even describe how hard I started laughing at the one contestant who frosted an apple because his cupcakes didn't turn out. Like, actual loud laughter that this guy just grabbed an apple and that Nicole ate it. I died.

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The French version is great. The host is funny, the expert baker lady is adorable. Jacques Torres made a guest judge appearance, and in the first episode two people broke stand mixers.

The one Spanish version I saw was only OK so far.

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Nailed It Holiday Season 2 is now on Netflix! It's so great to see Nicole and Jacques again! They both look like they've had a little glow-ups (love Nicole's hair!) and their chemistry is as good as ever. 

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All I can say is that "You served us cornbread with mashed potatoes and a dead woman on top" is one of the funniest things I've heard in a long, long time.

15 hours ago, Fukui San said:

I loved Paul Scheer as contestant. He was almost too much, but kept it reined in enough.

I almost felt like it was a fix, but I thought dividing the prize money between the other two was a nice, surprising touch.  I was expecting him to donate it to charity.

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The holiday version of Nailed it always cracks me up! Just watched the first two episodes.

I'm curious as to whether or not the contestants really are as clueless about baking as they appear to be. Baking is an exact science, and there's always one contestant who assumes they can just totally wing it (hey, I'm looking at YOU, guy who poured half a bottle of almond extract into your cake batter!).

I was actually kind of delighted by the seated Santa cakes in Episode 2: they all managed to create a Santa figure with a smile, along with a baby Wes on his knee! Glad I don't have to taste these creations though!

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On 11/26/2019 at 12:41 AM, Cheezwiz said:

I'm curious as to whether or not the contestants really are as clueless about baking as they appear to be. Baking is an exact science, and there's always one contestant who assumes they can just totally wing it (hey, I'm looking at YOU, guy who poured half a bottle of almond extract into your cake batter!).

Actually, I was starting to wonder if the show had changed their casting strategy recently.  In the earlier seasons, it felt like the contestants had a genuine interest in baking but just weren't good at it for whatever reason.  This season, it felt like most of the contestants were casted just for whatever antics they may bring in the kitchen. 

Also, I noticed that Jacques and even Nicole were providing more heavy direction to the contestants this season  on how not to poison them or create a fire hazard (can't remember if that was really concern in the earlier seasons).

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I'm curious as to whether or not the contestants really are as clueless about baking as they appear to be. 

I'm just watching the holiday seasons right now. The show gets a little tedious to binge. I've always been drawn to reality competition shows because I love seeing competent people excel at something they're great at. I hang in there for Nicole but watching people fail over and over is a little draining. 

I think it's important to keep the time crunch in mind. I'm not an expert baker but I'm reasonably competent in the kitchen if I'm not making something too difficult (more cupcakes, cookies than macarons or angel food cakes) and I've got a good recipe. I think most home bakers move pretty slowly. I take a lot of time measuring things so when they do things like making cupcakes and cookies in 90 minutes, and also have to let them cool and decorate them, that feels like a lot. I do think they look for people who have no artistic ability so even if the bakes are okay, the decorating always looks like a mess. The cakes are just a joke. I've been watching cake stuff for years. Even in the Food Network serious cake competition days with the best professional bakers, they would give them 4-5 hours and they would have a team. I think they give the bakers like 2 hours to make showstopper cakes. That's not enough time. They're set up to fail. And when they feel the time crunch, people start to panic. 

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On 3/22/2020 at 12:04 AM, starri said:

New season!  Not an April Fools joke!

 

Can't wait, thanks for posting. Now not to binge watch the entire season.

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Well that goes on the list of shows that I wanted to like but didn't. I only watched part of the pilot so maybe it gets better.

I was looking for something to watch and remember hearing this was good. I went in thinking it'll be a cross of Chopped and Worst Cooks in America (both of which I like). Which it kind of is as the constants were interesting and relatable. But the judges (mainly Nichole) were annoying.  Though I didn't mind Silvia(?) but she was the guest judge. And the whole "annoying" the other contestants is a stupid concept and irritating to the point where I turned off the episode at this point.  The constants not knowing how to bake is an interesting concept and could have been entertaining. I guess my question is does it get better or is it just like the first episode?

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21 minutes ago, blueray said:

Well that goes on the list of shows that I wanted to like but didn't. I only watched part of the pilot so maybe it gets better.

I was looking for something to watch and remember hearing this was good. I went in thinking it'll be a cross of Chopped and Worst Cooks in America (both of which I like). Which it kind of is as the constants were interesting and relatable. But the judges (mainly Nichole) were annoying.  Though I didn't mind Silvia(?) but she was the guest judge. And the whole "annoying" the other contestants is a stupid concept and irritating to the point where I turned off the episode at this point.  The constants not knowing how to bake is an interesting concept and could have been entertaining. I guess my question is does it get better or is it just like the first episode?

It doesn't change that much, so if you don't like the antics they're still there now.

Maybe try the Great British Bake Off if you haven't already?

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7 hours ago, starri said:

Man, Rachel from the last episode, Nailed It!'s own Debbie Downer...I felt bad for her.

I think you have to have a pretty healthy ego to go on this show, knowing you're going to fail in front of the whole world but still willing to give it your best shot. How Rachel got past the screening process is a mystery since she didn't seem to get the point. I did like the "sad trombone" sound effect every time she dissed herself though it was a bit mean.

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17 hours ago, lynxfx said:

Nominated for an Emmy as well as Nicole for best reality host.

Yes! If I could vote for her, I would.

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Producers Guild of America nomination!

Award for Outstanding Producer of Game & Competition Television

“The Amazing Race” (CBS) – Season 32
Producers: Jerry Bruckheimer, Bertram van Munster, Jonathan Littman, Elise Doganieri, Mark Vertullo, Phil Keoghan

“The Masked Singer” (FOX) – Season 3, Season 4
Producers: eligibility determination pending

“Nailed It!” (Netflix) – Season 4
Producers: eligibility determination pending

“RuPaul’s Drag Race” ( (Season 12)
Producers: eligibility determination pending

“The Voice” (NBC) – Season 18, Season 19
Producers: eligibility determination pending

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New season out now. Nailed It!: Double Trouble, with teams.

It's filmed during the pandemic, so there are a lot of social distancing rules, but they make it work.

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18 hours ago, starri said:

New season out now. Nailed It!: Double Trouble, with teams.

I've only watched the first episode, but having an extra person on hand is definitely not improving the quality of the baked goods, so the show still has lots of entertainment value! Bonus: first episode had Greek mythology as the theme. Anything involving snake-headed gorgons and inept bakers is automatically hilarious.

I wonder how long it would ACTUALLY take a skilled pro to make a reasonable facsimile of the example baked items, since it's clear the deadlines are deliberately made absurdly short for giggles.

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2 hours ago, Cheezwiz said:

I've only watched the first episode, but having an extra person on hand is definitely not improving the quality of the baked goods, so the show still has lots of entertainment value! Bonus: first episode had Greek mythology as the theme. Anything involving snake-headed gorgons and inept bakers is automatically hilarious.

I wonder how long it would ACTUALLY take a skilled pro to make a reasonable facsimile of the example baked items, since it's clear the deadlines are deliberately made absurdly short for giggles.

I watched the first couple of episodes.... I think it would take a pro a lot longer than the time they are given. Some of those look quite involved and detailed. 

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I... have no idea how the show's response to filming in a pandemic was to invite twice the number of contestants into a confined space. And contestants who weren't in the same household? Just... what?

Hope Top Chef made more sensible precautions.

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The two drag queens from the second episode were among the most talented they've ever had.  They even had the smartest use of the Panic button I think I've ever seen.

I knew all the teams were going to be in trouble the minute Nicole said "cotton candy extract."

7 hours ago, VanillaBear85 said:

But Nicole doesn't put the gold baker's hat on the round 1 winners! 

They also don't get together for a post-victory selfie.  The set seems a lot more spread out as well.

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True...and only Jac goes up in first round to get the treat and pass it down to Nicole and guest judge.

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 I enjoyed the new season but not as much as normal. I think the social distancing just makes it a bit different. Hopefully if there is another season it will be back to normal for filming. 

Also not enough Wes!!

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On 3/29/2021 at 1:44 PM, Cheezwiz said:

I wonder how long it would ACTUALLY take a skilled pro to make a reasonable facsimile of the example baked items, since it's clear the deadlines are deliberately made absurdly short for giggles.

I really want to see Jacques do one of the challenges exactly as they ask the contestants to.  Yeah, I agree they make the time short to make it harder, but it would be interesting.

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10 hours ago, lh25 said:

I really want to see Jacques do one of the challenges exactly as they ask the contestants to.  Yeah, I agree they make the time short to make it harder, but it would be interesting.

I'd LOVE to see that. I adore Jacques - I find him so charming!

I will say that whoever comes up for the designs of cupcakes and tiered cakes on this show is very talented - they are always soooo cute and funny - they never fail to make me smile!

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A new season dropped, and without much fanfare.

They did complete their How Did This Get Made? collection and had June Diane Raphael as a judge.

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