Interdisciplinary. Community. Advocacy. Humor.
"Each week eight all-around makers, from all walks of life, will take on a series of projects with the hopes of impressing Poehler, Offerman and our 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 increases with every episode until a winner is crown. Shot in an outdoor setting, the series will also focus on the characters and camaraderie of those who enjoy creating their own crafts, all under the comedic guidance of Poehler and Offerman."
This is going to be a spectacle and that is exactly my concern. I wonder how craft and craftsmanship are going to be presented? I am usually not in love with gimmicky effects that cheapen and dumb down what we do day-to-day. It's way too hard a living as it is to be ridiculed.
On the other hand I am a realist and know that what we do is often hard to translate to people with no first-hand experience. My hope is that the two moderators are intelligent human beings who believe in the importance of craft and will do a decent job of this.
Beware: this is the entertainment industry so stuff will have to be gussied up to some extent...
Crossing my fingers this'll be decent. Thoughts?