Review of Making It

Tuesdays, 10:00 PM ET on NBC

60 minutes

Each week, eight of America’s best all-around makers, from all walks of life, will undertake a series of projects they must complete in their own unique way with the hopes of impressing hosts Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman, and the expert judges. Over the course of each episode, the contestants must tackle a different theme, hand-making items in different disciplines — the difficulty of which increase as the competition unfolds. Shot in a serene outdoor setting, this friendly competition will ultimately crown a winner at the end of the six-week journey, but the series will focus on the characters and camaraderie of those who enjoy creating their own crafts, all under the comedic guidance of Poehler and Offerman.
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Aug 14, 2018 1:40PM EDT
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I liked the two characters these actors played on Parks and Recreation, so it is nice to see them doing another show together, and although they are not playing the P&R characters, some of that does come through in this Arts and Crafts competition show.

Unlike other lets-get-6-creative-people-together-to-build-something shows, this one primarily focuses on craft type of constructions. There is an abundance of felt and paper creations that are something that you or I could have easily created ourselves. Its more of an amatuer ESTY type of show, and even has one of the judges is from ETSY.

The twist to this show is that it adds a Survivor 'Voted Off The Island' aspect, so each episode has one of the lousier crafters get the boot. Since the creations are so lousy to begin with, choosing someone to vote off does not seem too hard for the judges.

I decided to stop watching after 2 episodes as it is very formulaic and the hosts' banter isn't as fun as I thought it was going to be.

Make It! ...yawn....

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