Netflix’s Physical: 100, a competition between 100 South Korean athletes, actors, and assorted physically strong people, is staged in beautiful spaces and features tough competition.
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I cannot recommend Peacock’s The Traitors more: it’s outstanding, and immediately won me over, from host Alan Cumming to the smart decisions producers have made while adapting the game of Mafia into a reality competition.
Netflix’s newest cooking competition, Pressure Cooker, tries to merge Top Chef with Big Brother, a talent competition and a social game.
Two new shows, Bake It ‘Til You Make It and Chef Dynasty: House of Fang—take Food Network in a welcome new direction, but aren’t always successful.
I highly recommend The Great American Baking Show: Celebrity Holiday, which is outstanding, and this week’s Lego Masters: Celebrity Holiday Bricktacular is, well, a slightly improved version of the original.
If you miss Food Network Star or Design Star, Freevee’s America’s Test Kitchen: The Next Generation will fill that void with an entertaining, informative competition that will bring its winner into the ATK family.
Beat Bobby Flay: Holiday Throwdown, a special six episodes of the long-running show, offers quite a few welcome surprises as it brings Food Network stars into an expanded Beat Bobby Flay format.