As always, Buddy and his pastry shenanigans are always fun to watch, however this 4th season seems to be lacking in many areas compared to the original 3.
It's hard to put a finger on what exactly went wrong, because the idea of having teems of 2 would seem to be a welcome change - but something just didn't seem right. I feel like part of the failure is due in part to the change of location to Buddy's new Lakawana factory. Don't get me wrong, the factory serves as a fitting studio for the new "cleaner" look that is strangely familiar to many shows featured on Food Network, however the lack of appearances from Buddy's family seems to be a step backwards in what makes the Carlo's Bakery Experience so great. Follow this up with what I would consider to be a very weak season finally (comparatively), and what you are left with is a mediocre cooking competition that you find yourself trying to like.
Overall, Next Great Baker is definitely still entertaining...
All and Mannie from New Jersey are like a couple of .250 hitters who occasionally can sock the ball over the fence for a home run granting the crowd an 'ooh' or a 'wow' for their moonshot. Think Jason Giambi of the A's and Yanks past. No question their jungle cake was "King" in Week 9. But, do you really want a couple of densities running your bakery in LV with real live customers and mucho dollars of business on the line? Kai and Rox are equally able to wow the show and show much more competence than the two jar heads. All and Lia are your steady freddies. So, whose it gonna be boy? Yes or no?
Buddy is great. He's not just a great baker and teacher, but also seems to be a really good person. He is extremely fair and detail oriented. I am disabled and in constant pain. His shows amuse and distract me. I really love Buddy Valastro and all his shows.
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