The Great British Bake Off
If culinary competition shows are your fancy, and you really fancy hearing "fancy" in a quaint British accent, this is for you. In essence, the British Bake Off follows the script of any baking competition, but it captures a sort of homely, grandma's kitchen-style intrigue that buoys it above the gluttony of reality food television. The competition itself flows in three distinct parts: Signature, Technical, and Showstopper, where contestants attempt to create a favorite dish, a dish with limited ingredients and instruction, and a jaw-dropping work of culinary talent, respectively. GBBO is the class of the reality cooking world. Get in now, before it becomes the next big thing stateside.