Series Review: The Great British Baking Show

This month, Micah Trimmer reviews The Great British Baking Show, Greenhouse Academy, and The Unlisted. By Micah Trimmer

Rating: TV-14

Our friends across the pond make delectable baked goods in “The Great British Baking Show,” a long-running reality program that pits some of the best bakers from around the UK against each other. The show may be formulaic—each episode consists of three baking challenges and the best contestant is deemed “Star Baker” while another is removed from the competition—but the personalities of the judges, hosts and contestants carry the show from beginning to end.

Personally, I found contestants to root for from the beginning and seeing them leave actually made me a little sad. It may not be an action-packed or thought-provoking show, but it’s a fun ride. Each and every baker puts a ton of effort into their creations with meticulous measuring, baking and decorating. Often, the results are breathtaking. Psalm 19:1 states, “The heavens proclaim the glory of God. The skies display His craftsmanship.” The chapter continues to establish what has been known from the beginning: God is a masterful Creator and He took care in everything He created.

As we watch the creativity of bakers, we can certainly catch a glimpse of our one true Creator!

Peer Rating: 4.5/5

Greenhouse Academy: (Season Three)

Rating: TV-PG

Filled with drama and outlandish plots, “Greenhouse Academy” follows the angst-filled escapades of teens attending the aforementioned school. The characters’ motivations, decisions and attitudes are eyerolling at best and infuriating at worst, forcing one to question whether or not they are written to be actual people or ridiculous caricatures.


Peer Rating: 2.5/5

The Unlisted

Rating: TV-PG

When an organization pledges to raise the leaders of tomorrow, it’s safe to assume that they’re up to sketchy things such as implanting children, altering their physical abilities and hunting those who resist. The premise treads familiar territory, and the acting and writing are quite rough around the edges.


Peer Rating: 3/5

*Zeitgeist articles are written as reviews, not recommendations.

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