Back With Another Netflix Pick Of The Week

You may have noticed by now that I did not post anything new last week, despite the fact that I’ve been trying to make sure I keep up with weekly posts. Last week was rough for me and I needed a break. Ever since Mark and I moved on to Plan C of our wedding, my sleep problems that started at the beginning of the pandemic have come back, and I’ve been a little more stressed than usual. Although I’m trying my hardest to go with the flow with this wedding, there are still a few stressful aspects that just can’t be avoided.

And on top of the stress and lack of sleep (or maybe, because of the stress and lack of sleep), my health has not been all that great recently. My IBS is acting up, I’ve been getting headaches, and I pulled a muscle in my neck and can’t turn my head all the way right now (lucky me). All of this has been exhausting and I really didn’t get much of anything done last week. Luckily, a friend recently blessed me with a large haul of yarn. So while I’ve been resting, I’ve been knitting and binge watching The Great Canadian Baking Show.

The yarn haul that got me through the week. Bubs supervised while I was sorting through it all.

The Great Canadian Baking Show Directed by Dave Russel – Game-Show: Hosted by Canadian actors and judged by expert bakers, this show features home bakers from all across Canada as they compete to win this sweet (and sometimes savoury) competition. Each episode features 3 challenges: a signature bake, a technical challenge, and a showstopper. And each week, one Star Baker is chosen, and another baker is sent packing.

Pros: I love a good cooking show, and the fact that this one features Canadian content is a bonus. This show was exactly what I needed during my week of rest. It’s fun, lighthearted, and easy to watch. I was able to knit or do chores while I had it on, and it was great to have on in the background or watch directly. I also learned lots of new things and became inspired to try new recipes because of it. Maybe one day I’ll even try to make my own pie crust.

Cons: Although I appreciated the comedic elements that the various hosts added to the show, there were a few times where the comedy seemed to overshadow the baking competition. This was especially apparent in Season 3, which is a bit of a shame because I adore the actresses who hosted that season. But it’s not really that bad overall. I just enjoyed this show so much that this con is more of a nit-pick.

Final Thoughts: This show (just like this week’s blog post) is really just lighthearted fluff. It’s just fun and entertaining – perfect for a week where all I wanted to do was nap, knit, and snuggle my cats. I would really like to see more seasons come out for this show because this is the perfect kind of thing for me to binge watch when I need a little pick-me-up.

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