Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Watch This Show! - Face Off
Face Off is back!
This is truly one of the great reality competition shows on television. The new season premiered on SyFy tonight and right off the bat you can see why it's such a stand-out.
For me, it's because I'm watching people showcase a fantastic art form and perform a craft I could never hope to do in a million years, but I feel no jealousy, just absolute fascination and awe. What these amazing artists manage to create from scratch within a matter of hours is incredible and incredibly compelling. I look forward to this show every year, and week to week I can never guess who will take home the prize, leaders shifting from challenge to challenge. No predictability here!
In the season premiere, the immunity challenge -to create an original face make-up using items found at a rooftop pool party - was judged by special guest Sean Austin, who is very familiar with make-up from his Lord of the Rings experience. Then, the most Awesome. Challenge. Ever.: create an original alien that you would find in a modern day version of the Cantina scene from Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. The geek and SW fan in me couldn't wait to see what they came up with. Result? A-MAZ-ING!!
Bottom Line: Turn on (the TV) for Face Off!
Face Off airs on the SyFy channel Tuesdays at 9 p.m. PST.