Cooking competitions have become a popular offshoot of the reality TV genre, but Netflix's 'Nailed It' is an upcoming show that turns that formula upside down — in many cases, it does so literally. The show pits amateur bakers against one another in quests to recreate various elaborate, Instagram-friendly pastries, and it revels in the nightmarish results that come out of those attempts.
To be sure, Nailed It isn't merely a platform for relentlessly teasing the earnest efforts of people who never claimed to be able bakers in the first place. While the show finds much of its comedy in the disastrous dishes, it appears to approach that humor from a place of sympathy. Few people have the skill to create the ideal cakes and desserts that the show presents, so who are the judges to judge?