My TV and Me

March 1, 2011

Chatter

Filed under: miscellaneous stuff — Tags: , , , — gina64 @ 12:20 pm

Despite appearances, I do watch other television shows besides Fringe. Such as…

Castle. The obvious draw for me at the beginning was Nathan Fillion, and if I’m going to be honest, he probably still is; unfortunately, the chemistry between Fillion and Stana Katic is still not that great. I’m enjoying watching their relationship develop, but I get the feeling that they don’t really like each other all that much in real life. Perhaps it’s just me. The show doesn’t give me much to think about or blog about here, but I almost always enjoy watching it, especially now that we’re in the third season and the secondary characters are much better developed. (btw, Castle got an early 4th season renewal from ABC)

Face Off is one of my favorite new shows. I love it! It’s on SyFy on Wednesdays at 10:00 PM, and here’s the website description:

Face Off is a competition/elimination series exploring the world of special-effects make-up artists and the unlimited imagination that allows them to create amazing works of living art. The contestants are tasked with elaborate feature challenges including executing full body paint make up on models and creating their own horror villain. Not only will the show incorporate effects make-up, it will include a wide range of skill sets including prosthetics, 3-D design, sculpting, eye enhancers, casting and molding. Each episode involves incredible reveals of the competitors’ finished work, and the drama of one contestant being sent home by the panel of expert and celebrity judges. It all culminates in one winner and one grand prize that will launch a career.

To determine who emerges victorious, Syfy has signed three-time Academy Award winner Ve Neill (Pirates of the Caribbean, Edward Scissorhands) and Hollywood veterans Glenn Hetrick (Heroes, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The X-Files) and Patrick Tatopoulos (Underworld, Independence Day, Resident Evil: Extinction) as Face Off’s judges.

The creativity and talent on display is remarkable to watch. I don’t usually like reality competition shows, but I find this one highly watchable. There is only one episode available to watch online (here), and you can view a video of the results of their challenges so far here. Amazing stuff!

V. V, V, V, V. V. Yes, I am still watching, and yes, it is still pretty terrible. I think I watch to see what stupid thing will happen next. Also, they ramped up the action in the last couple of episodes, so much so that I actually found myself thinking at the end of last week’s that I couldn’t wait to find out what happened. So, that’s something I guess. I really don’t understand why I’m still watching.

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