Sunday, May 10, 2020

What I’m Watching: The Baker and the Beauty

The Baker and the Beauty: Season 1, Episode 4 “I Think She’s Coming Out” (B)

This light entertainment is becoming rather dependable, and I’m enjoying where the story is going since it’s not quite as predictable as I might have thought. Opening with the montage of sex and baking porn set the mood for a less conflict-free episode than laid ahead, beginning with the tabloid photos getting out that officially burst their bubble. Noa was very up for coming over for family dinner, and I imagine that Daniel gave them little time to prepare because he knew they’d go overboard if he did. It turned out to be quite an eventful evening, and I like that we saw all of the different characters interact. Daniel and Mari looking nervously at each other as Noa went to get a tour from Rafael, and she did a good job representing her true intentions and down-to-earth nature. It was all going fine until Noa pegged Natalie and Amy’s budding relationship and accidentally outed her, and Vanessa bursting in to their inexplicably unlocked home just made it all go downhill. Noa discovering that the paparazzi had arrived turned it into a comic confinement that forced them to confront their situation, and Noa’s idea to have Rafael walk out with a pick-up order for Lewis was quite clever. Their relationship isn’t going to be able to be kept secret, and at least they’re both ready for the press they’re going to get. Mateo and Vanessa’s eventual hookup still seems quite far off if the anger she expressed even when he was trying to be nice is any indication. Lewis really did meet his match in Trevor, and he could really be a positive grounding influence for the high-strung manager.

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