I was listening to a new episode of The city last night was a podcast hosted by entertainment journalist extraordinaire Matt Belloni, in which he spends quite a bit of time breaking down Netflix’s content strategy. He is of the opinion, like many of you, that the streamer might be better served if he basically posts less. And perfected more, instead. And while he was mostly talking about movies, I can’t help but think he might put something like It’s a piece of cake ? in his see-I-was-right column.
For the ignorant, It’s a piece of cake ? is a just-released 8-episode Netflix game show that adds to the growing pile of hit reality series on the streamer. And it’s no secret what this new one is about. Contestants bake cakes in the form of random objects, then attempt to fool a panel of celebrity judges. Is this shoe really a shoe or is it a cake?
Is it cake Netflix Series
SNL Mikey Day is the host here. And all eight episodes are available to stream now on Netflix after the show was released on March 18.
What’s so interesting, at least to me, about a show like this is that it’s almost like a Netflix Rorschach test of sorts. Some of you will look at this, for example, and see a silly and funny idea that you wouldn’t mind posting when you have nothing better to do. Others might take this as a clear indication that Netflix is running out of ideas. And that the banner, in addition, scrapes the bottom of the barrel.
This last complaint is something you hear a lot about Netflix, and it’s understandable. You scroll forever, looking for something new to watch, nothing catches your eye. And then the sigh, followed by the inevitable complaint “there’s so much bullshit I don’t give a damn about here.”
But this lament also belies the fact that because Netflix can’t create content that appeals to Everyoneinstead he does tons of things that appeal to someone. That’s why you get the “I hate it/love it” kind of response from viewers to something like It’s a piece of cake ? —
What reality TV shows should I watch on Netflix?
When it comes to the reality genre on Netflix, there are also plenty of examples on Netflix that are legitimately popular without descending into slightly cringe-worthy territory. like Is it cake? Reality titles that Netflix lists in its app as some of the most popular include:
- Love is blind — Here, participants meet potential love partners without seeing them until the very end. And it’s popular enough that the team behind it is making a Netflix spin-off series, of sorts.
- The great British pastry fair — No description necessary. If you’ve never heard of this one before, God help you.
- Other solid examples of Netflix’s success with the genre: Applaud, sell sunsetand The circle.
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