We are currently living in a pretty intolerable timeline in which our president finds a new bottom every day and amoral extensions of a corrupt and depraved government are gifted appearances on a dance competition and you can’t even see Norman Reedus’s penis in a video game. Things seem very bleak right now. So let me comfort you: The new season of The Great British Baking Show hits Netflix on Aug. 30! Huzzah! Here is the latest trailer!
What is kind of fascinating about this is that The Great British Bake Off, which is what the show is called in its native UK, starts airing on Channel 4 on Aug. 27. So? How is it that Netflix will air the series only a few days later, while it’s still airing live in the UK? (Remember: Last year, the show hit Netflix in November.)
I will be honest: I haven’t quite figured that out yet. I’m not sure if the release on Netflix will be staggered week to week instead of a full-series dump of episodes? Or do they just expect that people who will be watching on Netflix won’t spoil it for people in the UK? Or do they figure, “Screw it, the people want Noel and Sandi and Prue and Paul (I guess), spoilers be damned”?
I don’t know, but I am very excited. I need some calming bakes in my life. I need Paul’s judgey-ass face. I need Noel and Sandi’s bizarro chemistry. I need Prue’s primary-color fashion and exuberant necklaces. And can’t they bring Nadiya back? Just once? WHY ARE YOU KEEPING HER FROM ME?
Anyway, here are the season 10 (in the UK) and collection 7 (on Netflix) contestants:
Look at how young everyone is! I think my early faves are gonna be Priya and Amelia.
Finally, something to haunt your dreams: Noel as Prue and Sandi as Paul Hollywood. Ack!
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