Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman host a crafting series where incredibly talented people come together for a friendly competition.Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman host a crafting series where incredibly talented people come together for a friendly competition.Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman host a crafting series where incredibly talented people come together for a friendly competition.
This show had so much potential. When I heard there was a show coming to TV I was excited. And when I heard Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman were going to be on it I damn near lost my mind with excitement. This is pretty much the only saving grace.
Ok, here's my beef with this show
1) Dayna Isom Johnson is probably the worst choice for a judge. Pretty sure they only picked her so they can get supplies of Etsy for cheap. Which is probably every 60 seconds they mention Etsy. Etsy is just overpriced junk from China. You can literally find everything on Ebay and AliExpress for pennies. Ok, so getting back to this judge. Why does she always want emotion and sentiments with crafts? I mean, hello! Most of us crafters make things on a whim and hope it turns out okay. Like maybe only 5% are we thinking about how this could be connected to our childhood pets. The contestants know how to win by pulling at Jayna's heart strings. Amy Poehler called it when she asked Jayna what she thinks about lying. Seriously. I mean, it's incredibly obvious that the second season contestants are doing this (it's pretty gross). Also, she wants things that are incredibly gaudy. On the first season one of the makers made such a beautify birch wood mosaic piece and she called it boring and dull with not enough color. The quality was in the craftmanship and the grain of the wood.
2) Simon is alright, but super weird. He always wants something too eccentric though. Sometimes crafts are just crafts.
3) Stop trying to give everyone a patch in the beginning. Give the patches to those that deserve it.
4) This point is crucial. Why are Nick Offerman and Amy Poehler so watered down? The cheesy puns and Amy playing dumb got old so fast. There's wholesome TV and there's just boring TV. Right now this show is pretty lame. I pretty much have to keep the show on the side of my window (if I find there's nothing better to watch) and forward until I see crafts. Maybe bring better writers? Do something because I really need this show to do well. I love crafting and for the first time there's a show on TV about it.
Get different judges (esp those that don't say Etsy all the time) and better writers for Nick and Amy. Bring back that Parks and Rec charm with judges that can actually judge.
- Dec 6, 2019