Parents' Guide to

The Great American Baking Show

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Stateside competition is mild, fun for food fans.

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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 5+

Based on 1 parent review

age 5+

A hit around our house

I have to say that this is one of the traditional things that I wait for around the holidays it's just so much fun and a good judge Mary would say. The only slight objective thing is there is mild and I mean very mild swearing from time to time and also sexual jokes about food being.sausy or wanting to make love to the dish it is so good but that is it aside from those things there is nothing wrong with the show and I love how much it seems that the contents care for one another it's a good example of kindness

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Originally titled The Great Holiday Baking Show, this mild series features a diverse group of people attempting to bake refined, unique, and tasty oven-baked goods. But it's not the most animated of cooking competitions, thanks to a merely semi-successful attempt at matching the charming flavors of its British counterpart. Nia Vardalos manages to add some zest, but occasionally her jokes fall as flat as a bad soufflé.

If baking doesn't appeal to you, The Great American Baking Show will seem as dry as an over-baked Bundt cake. However, those who enjoy the craft may feel differently. Judges and contestants offer helpful tips, and the recipes featured are interesting and mouth-watering. Despite the lack of some original ingredients, the show is sweet enough to inspire bakers to try their hand at some of the treats shown here.

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