Thankfully, comic host Nicole Byer is no Paul Hollywood from The Great British Bake-Off. She's not channeling the Julia Child of impressive beef bourguignon, but the Julia who dropped a potato pancake and scooped it back into the pan.
It's the type of harmless fun many viewers are craving these days. The judges are kind, not cruel, and the glory in Nailed It! is in the effort, not necessarily the achievement. Definitely not the achievement.
Nailed It is the perfect baking competition for these United States of America: a country that's one giant experiment that is sometimes f****d up beyond all recognition, and has no hope of perfection. But we go out there and try anyway.