Nailed It!: Season 4

  • 18 Apr - 24 Apr, 2020
  • Mag The Weekly

The kindest, goofiest, lowest-stakes, highest-return show on TV has returned – right when we need it most. Nailed It! is back for a new season. The Netflix reality competition series is based on that meme in which someone shows off both a gorgeous tricky craft or project – say, a fancy cake and an amateur’s botched attempt to remake it. You’d think, given the skill level involved and the setup, would be snarky and mean. Instead, it’s emerged as one of the sweetest, most supportive, silliest ways to entertain yourself, while also learning more about baking. The series is hosted (and judged) by comedian Nicole Byers, she of the infectious laugh, alongside world-renowned pastry chef and judge Jacques Torres, plus a rotating cast of comedians, actors and celebrity chefs. The new season opens with the pair sipping cocktails while seated in fancy thrones. Their reverie is interrupted by Wes, the assistant director, who tells them to get back to work. “Four seasons of baaaaad cakes!” Torres intones in his thick French accent as he walks back to set; Byers slides slowly off her chair and rolls away like a log, whining. Nailed It! is no The Great British Baking Show, the amateur bakers on that show are skilled and even the worst of their creations is still lovely. On Nailed It!, panicking bakers forget to add butter to their dough, rarely leave the cake in the oven for the right amount of time, and suffer a truly startling array of mixer mishaps.