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 15, 2018 1:23PM EDT

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Nick and Amy are great as the hosts (a lot of punny jokes and great one-liners). Basically a Parks and Rec spinoff with a more relaxed Ron Swanson and a more level-headed Leslie Knope critiquing crafting projects. It's great that the contestants are all rooting for one another even though they want to win, and the judging seems to be fair and based on the work done and not playing favorites. It's refreshing to watch a reality competition show where it isn't cutthroat and the contestants aren't being heavily produced to create drama. It proves that regular people showing off their skills and doing what they enjoy can make for entertaining TV. Doesn't hurt that they make some pretty amazing crafts and the challenges are fun to watch. An all-around feel-good competition show.


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