Okay...I like reality TV. But I don't watch everything they through on TV just because TV guide says it's a reality show. But I am giving this show a shot, because my wife is somewhat crafty and it's something we can watch together (I loathe Oprah and she loathes CSI).
That being said, Mark Brunette needs to be producing this show. It has all the potential of Survivor but just isn't living up!
First rant: The judges. Get rid of those pompous a$$es. Can't stand 'em. I don't know their names, but I wonder if the producers told them to act like they ruled the world. Yeah, yeah, you are the best of the best within your field...I got it already.
Second rant: Elimination. Find a better way to do it. It's completely hokie. Come up with something original. Even the "TEAM" theme is old. Especially with this show because you could spend no time helping your team and all the time working on your individual project and you would be safe from elimination.
Third rant: Individual projects. The entire elimination hinges on these projects and yet we rarely get to see anything more than a few quick glimpses of the judges looking at them. I think the entire show should be about individual projects, but maybe they couldn't fill an hour that way, which brings me to my
Fourth rant: Too long! How much superfluous sh...tuff can they put in a show to stretch it to an hour. I would refuse to watch this show live. At least on TiVo, I can press the skip forward button every so often.
Fifth rant: Casting. Sure they had to pick creative people who might be able create a fancy toilet in the woods. But come on...these people are awful. I would much rather see 12 random, dynamic people thrown in a house regardless of their creative or artistic abilities and watch them struggle to accomplish some wickedly perfect tasks than to watch Mitch cry about how someone called his mask ugly.
I want to like this show. I really do. I part of me does. But what I hate most is that it has potential and it just isn't being done right (imo).
At any rate, there are my five rants. Let's hear yours.