Tonight (or yesterday, or last week, or last year, depending on when you read this post...) a favorite show of mine returns, the Syfy Channel's Face Off. It's their 9th season.
You've probably heard of this show. It's a reality show/contest show. Contestants from all over the country vie for a chance to be a make-up/special effects professional. The reason I like the show is because of the crazy talent these people have and it makes me believe that we as humans can do amazing things is given the chance.
I know the show has to come up with new challenges each year, I suppose because us viewers get bored too easily. That may be true, but I'll bet those of us who really like the show would be satisfied if they had the same challenges each season and the new artists had to use their own imaginations and talents to win. The show kind of does that already, many of the challenges at least feel the same if they're not.
We take for granted the way a movie is made. We have seen movies since before we could walk and a show like Face Off allows us to see just what it takes to create these effects. I'd love to see a show about gaffers and lighting technicians to see how hard those people work.
I think, however, that would be a hard sell getting that show on the air.
Good luck to all involved in Face Off! Here's to another great season.
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