Nailed It!: Season 1 (2018)


Season 1
Nailed It!

Critics Consensus

A joyous baking competition that celebrates those who try, Nailed It!'s lack of pretension and incredibly funny host are a refreshing treat.



Critic Ratings: 13


Audience Score

User Ratings: 52
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Air date: Mar 9, 2018
Air date: Mar 9, 2018
Air date: Mar 9, 2018
Air date: Mar 9, 2018
Air date: Mar 9, 2018
Air date: Mar 9, 2018

Tv Season Info

Nailed It! is where everyday home bakers attempt to recreate amazing treats' and don't always get there. From gingerbread men that look like monsters to wedding cakes that would make any bride say, "I don't." The baker who comes closest to success will walk away with $10,000 and the chance to finally say...Nailed It! without the irony.

Critic Reviews for Nailed It! Season 1

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (5)

The celebration of the ugly, the wrong, the disastrous, that here become something valuable. [Full Review in Spanish]

Jul 24, 2019 | Full Review…

I instantly fell in love with the tone of the show and how fun it was - I loved that all of the contestants had a genuine passion for baking but none of the skill that came with it.

Feb 7, 2019 | Full Review…

It's a cooking snuff series for the worst angels in all of our natures, as if we don't get plenty of that in real life.

Jan 3, 2019 | Full Review…

The setup isn't particularly cruel like so many other cooking competitions -- though the replications are surely difficult, chances to succeed are baked into the formula.

Jun 28, 2018 | Full Review…

Nailed It! taps into the well-worn reality-TV formula of allowing the audience to laugh with the subjects as much as they laugh at them.

Apr 18, 2018 | Full Review…

What might sound like a mean-spirited and cruel show is actually one of the sweetest, most genuinely fun food shows out there.

Mar 29, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

What Nailed It! offers - aside from in-jokes for Food Network hate-watchers and Pinterest failers - is a lesson in just how difficult it is to master anything worth learning how to do right, no matter how easy the internet makes it look.

Mar 26, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

"Nailed It" winks at us as we laugh at it, poking fun at the seamlessness of reality shows.

Mar 22, 2018 | Full Review…

Food fails are hilarious in this comedic competition.

Mar 13, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Hey, who doesn't like silly baking shows? Nailed It! isn't a cut above what you'd normally get on the Food Network, but it's a fun enough diversion in a format which is supposed to be exactly that.

Mar 13, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Nailed It!: Season 1

  • Jan 10, 2019
    Nailed It! is super fun to watch and hilarious as well. I love Nicole Byer and Jacques Torres they are hilarious together as judges/host's. I love how different and original the shows concept is. This is one of my favorite new tv shows of 2018. A+.
  • Jan 02, 2019
    I love this show! It is so funny. I don’t mind their comments and their attitudes. It’s a funny show about baking with a comedian as the host. It’s going to be funny and inappropriate at times! This is one of the best shows netflix has done. I loved the holiday season and thought the diy episode was AWESOME!
  • Dec 02, 2018
    Love, love, love it!!
  • May 01, 2018
    OK, it's a lot of fun for the first 2-3 episodes, but after that I really wanted to skip straight to the comparison pictures. And I'd really like to know why Rt is forcing me to post in all caps, but that's another story.
  • Apr 15, 2018
    Everything I was looking for... Who wants to watch people who already bake to perfection? Not me!
  • Apr 02, 2018
    i had a lot of fun watch in it, i hope s2 will be different doors and more rounds because i really enjoy it
  • Mar 27, 2018
    A very bland and average cooking show. Every episode just feels the same and nothing of note happens majority of the time. the "HUMOR" falls flat most of the time and is just terrible. the whole show just seems as if it was made in 1 day. This is just UNPLEASANT to watch. 2/10
  • Mar 24, 2018
    Three home bakers compete for $10,000 by attempting to replicate difficult baked goods. There are 3 hosts, 3 contestants and 2 challenges. Nicole Byer and Jaques Torres are the two main judges/hosts and the third changes every episode. Nicole Byer is very loud but I quickly grew to like her as she acknowledges she can be annoying in quite a humorous way and adds a great amount of comedy in her reactions and comments about the cakes. Jaques Torres then adds the expertise and the knowledge of cooking and the two judges have a great chemistry together and balance out each other nicely. This program is very short and sweet at only 30mins each episode and only 6 episodes in the series. There are only 2 rounds, in the first round they can win some baking gear and hopefully learn some cooking tips that they take into round 2 which is significantly harder than the first. In round 2 they have a panic button which gives them 3 minutes of help and advice while baking and the cake that looks the most like the original and tastes the best is the winner. As the bakers are all novices most of their final products are monstrous and strange to look at which is hilarious and also much more relatable for the audience than watching experts compete in cooking challenges. The show also never loses pace and is thoroughly entertaining throughout giving the contestants very short time limits and an entertaining commentary while they cook. Each episode is also kept fresh a new with a variety of baked goods and decorations that they have to attempt. The only negatives are there is occasionally some poor ADR and some of the guest judges are a not as entertaining and don’t fit the mood of the show. The prize also seems ridiculously high for such a short competition for amateurs but the contestants are all very eager and fun loving so watching them compete is fun and not stressful like some other cooking shows. Overall this is a very light hearted, fun cooking show where the hosts and the contestants all seem to be enjoying themselves and I couldn’t help but smile and laugh along with them.
  • Mar 24, 2018
    This show was freaking terrible! I don’t understand why it’s so well rated - you win $10K for being a talentless moron? Why compete on a challenging show like Chopped when you can slop together a ridiculous cake like a 2 yr old and get the same money? Stupid.
  • Mar 21, 2018
    Watched most of it with the neifews. (Nieces and Nephews.) Was confused about the host and shifting guest chefs at first. Only having two rounds was a Surprise and seems so short. The first episode contestants are the best. The shark cake was great. I can't tell where I would measure up against these competitors. I can't tell if their terrible attempts inflate my sense of accomplishment or if I would be halfway decent meaning terrible compared to the professional chefs. Perhaps I would be just like them and think that I am just great and find a stark reality that I suck at my current level like they do ha

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