Nailed It! is good, but it is not extremely original or hilarious. There have already been many shows, like The Great American Baking Show and The Great British Bake Off, that feature a competition between amateurs. Nailed It! seems like the bloopers and cut of the worst scenes of these shows. After a certain point, the constant failure and incompetence of the contestants quickly get boring. It is a good show for the first one or two episodes when the failure and embarrassing baking moments are novel.
Still, there’s only so many times random contestants can forget to take their cakes out of the oven before it becomes repetitive and boring. Nailed It!’s problem lies in its lack of diversity. The tasks are so hard that no contestant has ever gotten anywhere close to making a cake successfully, so the show never has that element of awe and pride that comes out of seeing someone succeed. Sure, this might teach that failure is acceptable, but it also makes for a boring show that only ever talks about and portrays people’s shortcomings.
In quarantine, viewers need a show that adds layers to entertainment, not a show that's only entertaining feature is failure repeated over and over again and is the only thing worth watching in any episode. If Nailed It! was simply a short and sweet show people watched during their commutes, it might be a nice option. The problem is, as a show, Nailed It! isn’t exactly the type that is binge-able or the edge-of-your-seat series that people look forward to watching another episode of every day of quarantine.