So my friends have been raving about this show on the television about some kind of chef and the show is called “Baking Bread”. They tell me that the writing is really tight, the characters are really strong, and that I should enjoy it if I only gave it a chance. Apparently, the entire series is now available.
Edit: I was, apparently, unclear on some of the details. In any case, the show is pretty good. I’m only about 3 episodes in but, so far, I want to say that they use an admirable amount of narrative restraint and economy. For example, when they’re establishing that the family is having some, seriously, financial troubles, the wife asks the husband “did you use the Mastercard at Staples last month for 15 dollars” when he affirms, she says “The Mastercard is the one we *DON’T* use.”
They do a good job of trusting you to not have needed her to say “you know that we’re having financial troubles!” Now, you may remember watching the show at the time and thinking “he works a second job at the car wash! He’s putting up with so much crap! I’m not saying that they beat you over the head with it but it’s not like they’re being *SUBTLE*.”
I guess I’ve reached the point where I see not beating you over the head with it as, effectively, subtlety.
So… what are you reading and/or watching?