Streaming Guide February 23 – March 1

via What’s New In Streaming For The Next Seven Days — DeciderTV

The Olympics are nearly over, which means it’s time for all the shows to come back! I haven’t seen any screeners for this week – I got back from Perth on Sunday evening, and I still haven’t figured out how to get back to East Coast hours. I had a great time at Perth Fringeworld, and I might write something about it in the coming week. ANYWAY: there are new or returning shows on all of the major streaming services, and I can’t very well highlight UnREAL without also highlighting Arie’s season of The Bachelor. I’m interested to see what happens in the new season of iZombie, which distinguished itself as an unconventional zombie show but pointed towards the more conventional route by the end of season 3.

I got dates for March the other day, and I was going to do the spreadsheet today but I watched figure skating instead. Anyway, there’s a lot to look forward to.

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The Great Australian Bake Off Season 3, Episode 6: Batter

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Heck yes. I am here for this theme. The preview shows both waffles and crepes, and breakfast foods are always welcome on this show. It’s also really good for puns. Chris mentions potato scallops, so this is probably a good time to reignite the potato scallops vs. potato cakes debate (I’m joking, it’s okay to have regional names for things, and the debate is stupid).

More importantly, a return to #wildlifewatch: Are these baby bin chickens?

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Side-note: I spent 10 days in Perth and had the opportunity to meet Robert and his lovely wife Tash so there will be at least one story about that in this recap. It’s two degrees of separation from Maggie Beer!

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The Great Australian Bake Off, Season 3 Episode 5: Patisserie

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Claire: How do you make a sausage roll?
Mel: You just push it.

Claire opens the episode asking what the difference is between a bakery and a patisserie, which is something I tried to explain when people would walk into Bakers Delight asking for pies and doughnuts. Patisserie is an interesting week because it encompasses both pastries and fancy cakes. Marcus talks about how much he likes making pastry, and Raeesa says it’s a labour of love. I’m perfectly happy buying it from the supermarket, which is probably how you can tell the difference between a Bake Off contestant and a Bake Off recapper. Continue reading

The Great Australian Bake Off, Season 3 Episode 4: Family Favourites

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It’s family favourites week, and this is a great theme. We start off with some banter between Mel and Claire about the goings-on in Claire’s trailer and whether they were the favourite child growing up. Claire was, but Mel wasn’t – and Mel was an only child.

More importantly, Barb can juggle! I’m keeping this in mind in case I ever need to make a #JusticeForBarb meme.

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As always, you can find recipes on the show’s website.

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The Great Australian Bake Off, Season 3 Episode 3: Biscuits

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Let’s get this out of the way: biscuit week is my least favourite week on the show (except for that time they did choux pastry). The traditional Bake Off (the British one) definition of biscuit seems to be thin and crisp, which does nothing for me. I don’t even like shortbread unless it’s made by Joy from choir, who smothered them in icing sugar last Christmas. I love savoury biscuits, especially anything involving cheese, but when it comes to sweets, I’d much rather have a chewy cookie. But this is about the show, and it was a great episode. The cast is fantastic, and I don’t want any of them to go home.

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