The Great British Bake Off

Prue and Paul pretending to like a few of these tasteless bakes so vegan week doesn't seem like a total disaster:

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Prue pretending to enjoy all these vegan bakes

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I empathise with him but I'm finding Rahul's constant anxiety-and-fretting just utterly tiring to watch at this point. Like, sis – you knew exactly what you were getting into here, and if you can't get into the swing of things by 15 challenges in then you probably shouldn't be doing it.
The anxiety isn't what annoys me; it's the "oh my god you liked it???? But I'm TERRIBLE at this!!" swing of it that's bugging me. Clearly you're a great baker, just own it.
 
I empathise with him but I'm finding Rahul's constant anxiety-and-fretting just utterly tiring to watch at this point. Like, sis – you knew exactly what you were getting into here, and if you can't get into the swing of things by 15 challenges in then you probably shouldn't be doing it.

I guess my issue is less his anxiety and him, but the fact that there hasn't been much of a confidence growth in the past few weeks. This is me speaking as someone who grew up watching FAR too much reality TV, rather than an empathetic human being.

Compared to Nadiya (a good comparison storyline-wise), you saw her start in a similar space of doubt, but grow increasingly confident in herself and her talent as the weeks went on, culminating to her being the only one to keep her composure in the final and snatch the title, giving her iconic winning speech.

Rahul's arc, by comparison, has been frustratingly linear, and I'm gonna need a bit more self-awareness from him going forward if I'm gonna root for him to win over the others.
 
I'll stan Rahul for as long as he keeps slaying the bakes teebs. His anxiety is his own and while seeing him grow in confidence would be lovely, I'm not gonna place expectations on him like that when it's clearly something he acknowledges he struggles with. As far as the competition side of the show goes he's worth rooting for despite not being the most compelling character. He just seems like he's tempering his expectations of himself because while he's a clear frontrunner it's not in the bag yet.

Let him live!!!
 
I agree with @constantino on Rahul. And by the look of next week's preview, there won't be any growth any time soon. Although it doesn't help if he's being badgered by the hosts or other contestants to cheer up or dance or whatever.

Also, this is the second week in a row that Paul has singled out Manon and called disappointment. I am amazed she is still here. Is this part of the Remainer's agenda? I am glad to have kept her over Dan and John, but she's next for me.

Kim-Joy and Ruby are the iconic ones for me. It's 'sugar' and 'spice' personified. Throw in Briony as 'everything nice'.

Edit: Okay, that comment went down differently than I thought.
 
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I agree with @constantino on Rahul. And by the look of next week's preview, there won't be any growth any time soon. Although it doesn't help if he's being badgered by the hosts or other contestants to cheer up or dance or whatever.

Also, this is the second week in a row that Paul has singled out Manon and called disappointment. I am amazed she is still here. Is this part of the Remainer's agenda? I am glad to have kept her over Dan and John, but she's next for me.

Kim-Joy and Ruby are the iconic ones for me. It's 'sugar' and 'spice' personified. Throw in Briony as 'everything nice'.
Umm...did you just try and claim a Remain agenda whilst referring to Ruby as ‘spice’?

Seriously?!
 
Umm...did you just try and claim a Remain agenda whilst referring to Ruby as ‘spice’?

Seriously?!
It hadn't even crossed my mind that spice could be viewed because of her background (isn't another word that rhymes with spice actually the word used in a derogative way?). I just love that she playfully argues back. I like the trinity of sugar, spice and everything nice in a bakery show. Ruby in personality brings that for me.

And I wasn't claiming a Remain agenda, why on earth would I seriously do that? Even if I believed in Brexit, why would I look for an argument here? I just tried a bad joke about someone French staying in the competition over someone who on this forum we've likened to a Brexiteer.

I am sorry. I came across as insensitive in that post. It is just incredibly clumsy.
 
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