Thursday, April 23, 2020

Round Two: The Baker and the Beauty

The Baker and the Beauty: Season 1, Episode 2 “Ruin My Life” (B)

This show is proving to be a perfectly enjoyable escape from reality, predictable enough but still entertaining thanks to its pacing and performances. There wasn’t much hope for Daniel to leave that party in time, but it literally went from light out to completely dark in the time he was waiting for his truck to be pulled up by the valet! Such silliness can be ignored because this show is meant to be over-the-top, just as Noa’s birthday party was. I’m not sure what Daniel thought was going to happen when he showed up, but ending up naked in the ocean making out with Noa and getting invited to join her on a trip out of the country definitely makes it seem like things are moving very fast. Vanessa isn’t going to giving up just yet, and I enjoyed the awkwardness of her being in the dressing room right next to a horrified Natalie, which was followed up by her even more uncomfortable question to her ex-boyfriend’s sister about what she thought he would like. Apparently Natalie isn’t out to her family – even her brothers – and the budding romance that might have started when Mateo didn’t show up to pick her up might raise some interesting questions. It’s a relief that the big specialty order placed by the food critic went okay despite the oven breaking multiple times while Rafael was cooking. This bakery is blowing up in popularity, and sustaining that kind of demand is going to require some serious upgrades, especially with Daniel distracted so much lately.

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