Yeah, some of the challenges are getting overdone, but I do enjoy this show. There isn't a whole lot of reality or artificial drama. It's all about the makeup. I did not like that they brought back a contestant last year. That pissed me off. I hope they don't do that again.
Essentially. It's Top Chef for makeup artists. They have a flash (quickfire) challenge that if won gives an advantage. Then they have an elimination challenge. There are some very talented people that come through this show, and all are working in the film makeup industry today. The guest judges are also a pretty impressive array of make up artists, directors, writers, and artists.
As a kid that devoured Fangoria and wanted to be an actor, I eat this show up as an adult.
I'm still 3 episodes behind on season 3. I like the show but am getting burnt out on it. Having 2 seasons a year is over-kill and most of the competitions are been there done that. I also don't like them bringing back people who were eliminated.
Never seen this show before, but seeing the previews saying its a DC Comics challenge caught my attention. As a 30 years and going DC Comics fan...man, these are NOT designs that make for a DC Super Hero! Most of the designs range from more anti than hero anti-heroes to straight up villains. The Ice creature design I really dug (more so the illustration), but as a Flash villain. The underwater costume was a great concept in the illustration-that character would fit in perfectly with Aquaman stories-but the final design was lacking, especially the H2O on her chest. The volcano character(the Core?) would work great as an otherworldly, 4th World/New Gods character. The best two, and best ideas for Super Hero characters, were the lady with the red cape/1970s look and ESPECIALLY the one with the wings. The winged character would make for a great DC character with barely any effort.