GBBO - "Beginnings"
November 27, 2018 4:27 PM - Subscribe

I just noticed yesterday that Netflix now has what its labeled "The Great British Baking Show - The Beginnings." The first episode (which I'm currently watching) is labeled "Season 1" but there are multiple statements that make it sound like it's not the actual first season.

Anywho. I assume I'm not the only one watching ... And I assume I won't cause any issues by just adding "season 1" to the current GBBO thread ... unless I will?
posted by bunderful (6 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I always sort of take Netflix and PBS's "seasons" as secondary to the originally aired series, and hustle off to the wiki pages to figure out, ok this season has (for example) Amy and Barb and Charlie and David, that looks like British Season 39.
posted by Kyol at 5:20 AM on November 29, 2018

(which, I'll admit, causes no end of confusion with my friends who are only watching the American side of things...)
posted by Kyol at 5:21 AM on November 29, 2018

The season labeled as Beginnings is GBBO season 3. Maybe just put a note in the episode summary to help everyone? Presumably PBS will add seasons one and two eventually and keeping things consistent will probably help.
posted by rewil at 3:52 AM on November 30, 2018

Fun stuff! Just finished it last night.
posted by bq at 8:45 AM on December 1, 2018

I've started a couple of episodes but I'm all over the place this week so if anyone else wants to do posts for other episodes, feel free!
posted by bunderful at 1:18 PM on December 4, 2018

"The Beginnings" is the UK Season 3, because Netflix previously aired the UK Season 4 as "Season 1" on American Netflix and (apparently) did not want to rename that. There's added confusion with the mix of BBC and Channel 4 versions of the show (which are also coming to Netflix) on top of that. The Netflix season names don't match up with the American PBS-imported season names, if you want an additional source of potential confusion, viz.:

Netflix "Beginnings" == BBC Series 3 == PBS Season 5
Netflix "Season 1" == BBC Series 4 == PBS Season 2

Both the PBS and Neflix versions cut scenes (mostly on food history) present in the originals, so, strictly speaking, it's not even quite true that the seasons entirely match up.
posted by cjelli at 11:11 AM on December 11, 2018

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