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  • Summary: Each week eight contestants will create unique crafts that will be judged by Simon Doonan and Dayna Isom Johnson as well as series executive producers Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman.
  • Genre(s): Reality, Arts

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 14
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 14
  3. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Reviewed by: Liz Shannon Miller
    Jul 31, 2018
    Poehler and Offerman’s off-screen friendship translates to a wonderful on-screen dynamic that lends itself well to the sort of off-the-cuff riffing that speaks to both a deep bond and strong improvisational skills. As hosts, they bring an irreverence that keeps the tone light, positive, and natural.
  2. Reviewed by: Mark A. Perigard
    Jul 30, 2018
    It brims with nice, talented people making impossibly crazy beautiful things. It’s charming and sweet and might just inspire you to make something.
  3. Reviewed by: Danette Chavez
    Jul 30, 2018
    A drama-free competition that’s nonetheless suspenseful, Making It is the bear hug of a TV show we need right now. Offerman and Poehler have really put their stamp on the genre (pun obviously intended).
  4. Reviewed by: Margaret Lyons
    Jul 30, 2018
    Both [Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman] are upbeat and encouraging, and episodes include the two having dumb, wonderful pun-offs. ... A weekly dose of glitter and whimsy and some words of inspiration from Ms. Poehler and Mr. Offerman are completely and totally refreshing.
  5. Reviewed by: Jen Chaney
    Jul 30, 2018
    As promised, they’ve made a show that makes you feel good. If for some reason you’re still not sure whether to watch or not, I’ll leave you with a final piece of Parks and Recreation–style advice: Go ahead, treat yo self.
  6. Reviewed by: Michael Starr
    Jul 30, 2018
    The pacing is brisk (there’s tension-building soundtrack music that sounds a lot like a Muzak version of Elvis Costello’s “Pump It Up”) and the cutaway segments with Poehler and Offerman are used to full advantage. ... Making It should strike a chord for viewers who love to work with their hands--or wish they possessed that talent.
  7. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    Jul 24, 2018
    The show itself is a charmer--full of color and vitality, while the craftsmen and women clearly have the talent and skills to make something worth looking at. The actual crafts part, however, is rushed. You hardly ever see the detailed process of making something but instead the finished product.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Sep 2, 2018
    Crafts and laughs galore!! If you find your self getting sucked in when you pass by the diy channel or hgtv then you should definitely giveCrafts and laughs galore!! If you find your self getting sucked in when you pass by the diy channel or hgtv then you should definitely give this one a look. Expand

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