Finished the available episodes of The Great British Bake-Off on Netflix. Series 6 had a deserving winner and was right up there with Series 5 in enjoyment. Can't wait for PBS to pick up the rest of the series.
Meanwhile, I tried to get into a couple of shows but couldn't.
Star Trek: The Animated Series - I'm not sure how this managed a following. It contains none of the excitement of the original series and the animation is typical Filmation (though it's somehow better than today's "cel animation is creepy and done on computers"). It was nice that they got much of the cast to return but it's an inessential part of the Star Trek franchise.
Fried - I don't really know what suckered me into this BBC Three show but it might be one of the worst UK shows to ever get domestic distribution. It's trying way too hard to be like an American sitcom (I bet the the pitch was, "You know 2 Broke Girls? Well, let's do that but even more offensive and devoid of the talent of a Kat Dennings.") and all of the jokes are lazy raunchiness. Also, the plot has no basis in reality. After seeing this, I now see why BBC Three had such a terrible reputation (despite having had The Mighty Boosh), leading to its shutdown.
Santa Clarita Diet - Victor Fresco's work on Andy Richter Controls the Universe and Better Off Ted gave me high hopes for his show for Netflix. It has none of the appeal of those shows. The series seems to have been built solely around the idea of "Drew Barrymore is a zombie" and is built around gross-out humor instead of the workplace satire that Fresco is so good at. The leads are miscast (Barrymore just plays Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant isn't much of a comedic actor) and the pace is very slow for a sitcom. Yet another show that wouldn't be getting the praise it's gotten if it were on another network.
American Crime - not to be confused with Ryan Murphy's more well-known American Crime Story, this is ABC and John Ridley's yearly anthology of crime stories that just hit Netflix. I watched the pilot and I have to wonder if this is the darkest series ever commissioned by ABC. Pretty much every character has some sort of skeleton in their closet. Even the most sympathetic character thus far (Timothy Hutton's character) has his own problems. It's probably not a surprise this show has have difficulty finding viewers but so far, it's better than a lot of the things you see on over-the-air television.
Edit: finished Season 1. I was not expecting it to end that way.
Edit edit: watched Season 2 and this was an even better season, drawing on a number of recent scandals involving education, athletics, and sexual assault. The star of this season is Lili Taylor's character, a struggling single mother who fights for justice (in a role similar to Regina King's in the previous season) for her son only to find herself, and everyone else involved, uncovering a powderkeg of corruption, violence, and homophobia in the Indianapolis school system. My only fault was that the season ends too abruptly (though for some reason, I thought there were 12 episodes instead of 10 so maybe it wasn't all that abrupt). Now I've got to get around to Season 3 but it only just started and is not on Netflix yet (and ABC will likely just do one run so I don't expect those eight episodes to be rerun if you missed the beginning).
Hap and Leonard - a mixed bag, really. On one hand, you have a great Michael Kenneth Williams performance and some promising episodes. On the other hand, there's a ridiculous amount of padding (the source material used was only 178 pages but Jim Mickle and company thought they could get six one-hour episodes out of it) and it doesn't focus on Leonard enough (rather, we get a romantic subplot between James Purefoy and Christina Hendricks that goes nowhere). Also, the villains were on a sliding scale between unbelievable and annoying (however, Pollyanna McIntosh's performance was enjoyably ridiculous, channeling Grace Jones and Nastassja Kinski's character in Cat People).
Sundance probably would have been smart to either edit this into a three hour movie for theatrical/VOD distribution or adapt two novels a season rather than one. It certainly would have reduced the faults with the series as trying a season-long arc with a short novel just doesn't work.