When you’ve finished streaming The Great British Baking Show, here are more mundane series to get your soothing, drama-free fix.

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The Great British Shake-Off

In this Bake-Off spin-off, Paul Hollywood is once again head judge as amateur greeters show their grip and determination to take home the title of Britain’s heartiest handshake. The winner receives the ultimate grand prize: An approving nod from Paul.

Britain’s Briskest Stroll

Each week, fourteen amateur amblers will map out swift-yet-casual morning…

This movie definitely doesn’t stink.

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It’s easy to say Hollywood is out of original ideas, and when I first read in the trades that Tarō Gomi’s potty-positive tome Everyone Poops had been optioned as a live-action family film, I can’t say I didn’t clench at the idea of yet another beloved classic of children’s literature…

Screens down and gather ‘round, everyone! Your dad has an important announcement.

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This family meeting marks a major milestone in our household. After numerous DIY projects that have consistently improved from “call the contractor” to “not half bad, if I do say so myself” I will heretofore be referring to our garage as “The Shop.”

As you may have surmised from the…

Bubbles and slime can only occupy them for so long…

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Clothing Boutique

We’re opening a store! Better keep all these freshly laundered clothes folded and stacked so they look nice and neat for your customer who is working on their laptop now but will come check out the inventory once this Zoom meeting is over!


Oh no, traffic is backed up at…

It’s time for dad to distance himself from his favorite guitar god.

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“Several months after Eric Clapton first began spreading coronavirus misinformation, which recently culminated in an anti-vaccination and anti-lockdown crusade, the musician admitted that his coterie of famous pals have begun to cut off communication with him. […] ‘I just don’t hear from them anymore. My phone doesn’t ring very often…

We can’t allow an uneven number to erase a catchy, educational song.

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As a patriotic, complication-averse American, I reject the idea of D.C. statehood solely on the grounds that it would effectively “cancel” the most educational tune in the American songbook.

Its opening refrain declares, and rightly so, “Fifty nifty United States, from thirteen original colonies…” This song — a catchy little…

Adam Campbell-Schmitt

A writer and editor living, laughing, and loving in the NYC suburbs. Twitter: @adamcswrites

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