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  • 1 year ago
    this is hilarious oh my god I wanna MEET [#165029:Nicole Byer]
    she's the funniest person
    I fuckin die during every episode
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    • Sandvich
      Sandvich
      Editing … My girlfriend binged this show for hours. After about 3 episodes of hearing it in the background it quickly began to feel phony and manufactured, because naturally there's no reality in reality shows. How many people could they possibly find who refuse to follow the recipe? I completely lap all of the contestants in terms of baking talent, and if there's $10k on the line I'M STILL LOOKING AT THE FUCKING RECIPE!
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    • Husky Wing
      Husky Wing
      Editing … Most of them use the recipe, but they intentionally bring on bad bakers. The introductions for them are often that everyone else hates their baking. You might not be allowed on :p
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    • Sandvich
      Sandvich
      Editing … Which is exactly my point. They're set up to fail so it's not a competition, it's a freak show. With only one possible outcome it becomes a gag you know the punchline to from the start, recycled one episode after another. "Recreate this statue when you have no experience in sculpture. Oh, it looks like shit, what a twist!"
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    • Husky Wing
      Husky Wing
      Editing … It's not about a TWIST, and many of them end up doing real well! Having amateurs compete for money isn't setting them up to fail, and the judges don't look at most dishes as failures, as they're only supposed to get as close as they can within a time limit.
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    • Sandvich
      Sandvich
      Editing … Hosting a competition for amateurs isn't setting them up to fail, but going out of your way to pick people who are likely to be disasters is. A person too stubborn to use the recipe should be an aberration, and it's not, there seemed to be one every episode. So either I wildly underestimate the hubris of the American public, if that's even possible, or the show-runners are going far out of their way to find hopeless idiots. And if the goal is to get it as close as they can, why is called Nailed It? A rough approximation is not "nailing it." It's because it's an ironic title to drive home a joke where they unveil their creation and it's a train wreck and say "Nailed it!" Which is exactly what happened to basically all of dozen or so of the gaudy novelty baking items I witnessed being unveiled while my girlfriend watched however many episodes. And I will admit, I found it amusing the first time, like how this is amusing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ye5p2vB5wo But once it becomes evident how much of what you see is manufactured, it becomes predictable. If that's your jam that's cool, I like things with very tenuous forms of entertainment value. Judge Judy is fake in 100 different ways and I still watch that more than I care to admit.
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    • Husky Wing
      Husky Wing
      Editing … It's not nearly one an episode, I think season one only had a single person not use the recipe. I'm not sure I get your issue with the title though. I mean, the winner is whoever nails the design the closest, and that winner often gets it pretty close. By manufactured, do you mean the events are actually staged? btw People's Court 4life
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    • Husky Wing
      Husky Wing
      Editing … idk it seems just like looking at Wipeout and saying the show's bad because these people aren't expected to get through most obstacles
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    • Sandvich
      Sandvich
      Editing … You say "Nailed it!" either when you, y'know, actually nail something. "Woah, a quadruple axel, she nailed it!" Or you say it ironically say when the individual clearly didn't nail it. "She's going for the quadruple axel aaaand she just totally bowled over her partner. Nailed it!" In this case it's clearly the latter. The final product is revealed, it's a catastrophe, "Nailed It!" It conveys the show is focused on failure. From Wikipedia: "Nailed It! was inspired by the craze of people trying and failing to make elaborate cakes they found on the Internet. Three amateur bakers with demonstrated poor baking skills attempt to re-create edible masterpieces for a $10,000 prize." By skewing the results that way it deflates the tension. Say on American Idol, they'll introduce a dude who's nice and charming and you'll think "What a cool guy, I hope he does well and doesn't humiliate himself." If Idol exclusively featured bad singers, there would be no suspense, no anticipation.
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    • Sandvich
      Sandvich
      Editing … Manufactured in the way that nearly all reality TV is manufactured. "On this season of Survivor we're sending a fundamentalist evangelical, a polyamorous wiccan, a shock jock atheist, and a gay secular jew. Then we'll present them with challenges to best facilitate them getting on each other's nerves and do everything possible to fuel drama between so viewers at home will say 'can you believe what he/she said?!'" And if that doesn't work they'll deceptively edit the dialogue. I think we can assume shows like Nailed It! don't go that far, but loading the deck while selecting the contestants is enough to make the format feel inauthentic and predictable to me.
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    • Sandvich
      Sandvich
      Editing … This is the first I've ever heard of Wipeout, but based on looking at it for 20 seconds, I feel only putting on contestants who are obese and out of shape would be the equivalent of Nailed It!
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