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GREAT

16 Oct

BOOOOOOOM. What a final. Everything. Tears. Drama. Brendan. Cake. Brendan! Fondant. Intrusion into personal living arrangements! (leaving at least *one* question unanswered…) ‘Soggy bottom’ disasters. BRENDAN! John finally nailing it! Contestants coming back! Exclamation marks! Tabloid bullshit!

I’m gonna miss GBBO. This time round they seem to have got the balance perfect, and assembled a finals team of people you could feel warm about and interested in. If Brendan was precise and practiced, James was innovative and seat-of-the-pants, John was quietly… just very good, and he delivered exactly when it mattered. But over the weeks, it was all about Brendan, and the triumph of practice, planning precision and drive over TV-friendly cheer. British values, indeed.

The Guardian summed the final up really well here.

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One response to “GREAT

  1. takotsubo

    October 17, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    Many have questioned why the BBC Two programme has been so successful.
    Speaking to the Today programme, Rose Prince, of the Daily Telegraph, said: “Aside as being very good television, baking is providing comfort in an uncertain world.
    “It’s something you can concentrate on and something you can learn, it’s an aquisition of skills.”

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/today/hi/today/newsid_9760000/9760247.stm

     

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