Parents' Guide to

The Great British Baking Show

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Mild, mouth-watering baking contest great fun for all ages.

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Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 3+

Great family show with tons of team work!

My kids (ages 4, 7, 11,) and I love it! A bit of innuendo, but that passes over their heads. I love how the contestants are so supportive of each other. It has inspired my family to start baking, and it's sort of funny, my 4 year old will speak in a British accent and taste a tiny bite of the brownies or cookies and say "It 'tis a tad bit sweet. I believe it could have used a minute longer in the oven. How 'bout you Paul?" and then cracks up.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much sex
age 14+

Great, calm show

Seasons 1-5: safe for anyone!! Season 6 has profanity. It’s a really wholesome show, but there is the occasional mild profanity throughout seasons 1-5 and God’s name in vain. It’s very infrequent. However, when Netflix bought it, they loosened up. Season 6 has a bit more profanity, including both a written and spoken F-word in 2 episodes. Not sure why they have to ruin a perfect family show!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (6):
Kids say (19):

Baking fans will delight in this fun, positive, and decidedly British series, which highlights the craft and beauty of baking while underscoring the work it takes to be good at it. It also allows participants, who range from construction workers to college-prep students from various cultural backgrounds to showcase different ingredients, taste profiles, and techniques that they've developed in their own homes.

Contestants are competitive and the judges are direct, but you won't find any Top Chef or Gordon Ramsay-like drama here. Instead, you will find an entertainingly polite show full of endless close-up images of sweet and savory oven-fresh goods and lots of recipe ideas and advice to try at home. The one drawback? It's difficult to watch without having your mouth water.

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