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Thread: Has anyone else been watching that Craft Wars show?

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    Has anyone else been watching that Craft Wars show?

    I was so excited to learn that this show was coming on the air... finally a show about crafters! Something with so much promise. I was looking forward to seeing the crafters/artists given a bunch of supplies and using them in unusual ways, making (hopefully) beautiful things.

    Well, I've watched for three episodes now, and I'm giving up. The challenges are SO stupid. The stuff they are making is beyond horrid and ugly. The judges are so over-the-top and their comments are so scripted (it's obvious to me that somebody is actually behind the scenes writing the lines they are saying in their critiques, which are supposedly off-the-cuff). They blast the crafters for using glue guns and glitter ... then in the next challenge, they ask why they did not use glue guns and glitter! Are you kidding me?!

    Like I said, this show could have been GREAT and I'm very disappointed in how it's being handled. Just my humble opinion, of course!

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    I watched one episode and it isn't for me. I pass on this show.
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    Have not heard of Crft Show Wars... do not think I missed anything... LOL.... thank you for the heads up..I can better use my quilting time.. right..

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    Quote Originally Posted by DonnaC View Post
    I was so excited to learn that this show was coming on the air... finally a show about crafters! Something with so much promise. I was looking forward to seeing the crafters/artists given a bunch of supplies and using them in unusual ways, making (hopefully) beautiful things.

    Well, I've watched for three episodes now, and I'm giving up. The challenges are SO stupid. The stuff they are making is beyond horrid and ugly. The judges are so over-the-top and their comments are so scripted (it's obvious to me that somebody is actually behind the scenes writing the lines they are saying in their critiques, which are supposedly off-the-cuff). They blast the crafters for using glue guns and glitter ... then in the next challenge, they ask why they did not use glue guns and glitter! Are you kidding me?!

    Like I said, this show could have been GREAT and I'm very disappointed in how it's being handled. Just my humble opinion, of course!
    Hilarious!!! yes, when I saw this show for the first time...I thought..hmmmmm...this is really the lamest show on TV today. Ive been a crafter forever and I think this is the most ridiculous thing Ive seen. So cheezy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nygal View Post
    I watched one episode and it isn't for me. I pass on this show.
    Same here. I don't even think I lasted the whole episode. It's pathetic!
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    nope, didn't appeal to me.

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    I finally got a chance to see it. I watched half of an episode the first time, a portion of a second episode and then a full complete third episode. I didn't like it at all. I didn't think the challenges (or at least the ones that I saw) were realistic. On the full episode that I watched the final challenge was the crafters had to make a playhouse out of school supplies. The comments seemed canned yet totally random,( i.e., not consistently reviewing each component of each project in the same manner), at the same time. I don't see the show lasting very long.

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    I don't even like the adds for that craft show. And I am really tired of everything having to be a competition like so many of the cooking shows now. Who really cares have fast someone can cook ingredients that no one has heard of or would really want to eat. Apparently there is too much TV air time available. Thanks for bringing this up and letting me vent. I'm not usually such a crab

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    Quote Originally Posted by suern3 View Post
    I don't even like the adds for that craft show. And I am really tired of everything having to be a competition like so many of the cooking shows now. Who really cares have fast someone can cook ingredients that no one has heard of or would really want to eat. Apparently there is too much TV air time available. Thanks for bringing this up and letting me vent. I'm not usually such a crab
    Boy, you said it. Too many channels and too much time. And the "reality" shows are cheap to produce. And it shows.

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    Started watching one show and changed channel. Stupid

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    I couldn't keep watching after the first few minutes. Too bad cause it had the potential to be interesting. But then I don't like the cooking shows where the food to be cooked is off the hook and the judges can be just plain mean.

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    I watched about half of the firs and have seen the end of the third one -- the challenges are really crazy and the results looked to be awful. What a waste of time. I had high hopes but I guess being outrageous with awful judged is suppose to be great.
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    I watched 1 show or at least kept the tv on for the show. I thought it got boring very quickly - not enough crafting and too much talking, griping, whining, etc. I had planned on giving it 1 more try but just don't seem to have the slightest inclination to do so. I'd rather look at the internet, or a book or magazine and get some usable ideas.

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    I was excited too that there finally was a show for crafters but after viewing a little, off it went. I agree with everyone! It was kind of stupid. The results were horrible. True crafters (like us) would never create such monsters. Didn't like it at all. I miss the quilting shows that used to be on tv (the Carol Duvall Show & others), a real craft show. All I get now (Sat am) is Sewing with Nancy & 1 more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Susanna10 View Post
    Started watching one show and changed channel. Stupid
    I second this motion.
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    I, too, was excited when I first heard about this show - then saw a trailer of it, & read the synopsis on the guide & passed - lol. I do like some of the cooking shows, though. There are a lot of things we would never eat, but sometimes we do get ideas on new ways to prepare things we like, & techniques we can use.
    about once a month we try to fix something new - either new ingredient or new preparation method.

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    While I was flipping channels, I ran across it. It was in the middle of an episode, so I was kind of lost for a minute. I watched for a couple of minutes, then by eyes crossed and I was done. BORING! I agree that the challenges are stupid and no real skills are shown. It reminds me of a VBS project ( not putting down VBS, I love it, even now) but materials and projects for young kids (with supervision). Maybe some good ideas for someone teaching art to elementary age students or home school.

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    Actually, I think it is an absolute insult to my intelligence!!!!!! Edie
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    saw part of the show and didn't like it., turned it off

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    watched about 15 minutes of it and changed it to the History channel . LOL
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    I did watch the 1st show.Are you kidding me. I don't feel this is crafty at all Just a HOT MESS

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    I watched one episode - not my crafting style for sure!!!
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    It's a contest show. It's not an instructional show. If you don't like contest shows with crazy ingredients/materials and crazier challenges you're not likely to like Craft Wars either. Personally I think it's kind of fun. It's not going on my regular schedule but if there's nothing else on I'll watch it.

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    I saw that the show was going to be on and read what it was about and right away I figured it wasn't going to be a good show so I have not watched one episode. Sorry to hear that my prediction was accurate. I would rather hear what a great show it is ... bad reviews contribute to 'crafts' being hokey, silly, stupid, waste of time etc. Too bad.
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    I agree, it's not very good. Since when does everything have to be about speed? Whatever happened to quality?
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