Who is watching The Great British Baking Show along with me this summer? I was thrilled to see that PBS would air another season here in the United States and hope we continue to see more. I'm not sure what makes me so happy when I watch this show, but there is a sweetness to the contestants that is rarely seen on channels such as the Food Network. These British contestants are humble, helpful to each other and amazingly skilled at baking. Instead of producer driven drama with the baking challenges, we see from start to finish, truly amazing bread, cakes and desserts. It is quirky, fun to watch and even the setting ( a tent on a country estate) is beautiful and very British. You can easily catch up on the current season on PBS.org.
I'm still processing Season 2 of Outlander, even though it has been a week since the season finale. I loved many things about the season; some episodes more than others and do think if you love the books as much as I do, you have to find a different way of looking at the series. In the end, the changes from the book worked well and the character development became more in tune with how I see Jamie and Claire. The finale (especially the scenes from the 1960s) was my favorite episode and makes me very happy with how true many of the scenes were to the book. Season 3 will be a long wait, but will be highly anticipated since Voyager is my favorite of the books.