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Face Off: “When Hell Freezes Over” (Season 4 Episode 3)

face-offBroadcast date:  Tuesday,  Jan. 29th

Another week, another disappointing effort by the contestants. Nobody on this season’s show, except maybe Anthony, could even sniff the top looks last year. And whoever is planning these challenges needs to get real. The director throws in these 180 degree reverses thinking it’s clever, but what they are really doing is making people stumble and put forth substandard work because conceptually they have to redesign their creature after they’ve already started. On a set with a few weks to work magic, no big deal, but in two days??? Come on, producers. You’re sabotaging what was looking like great make-up efforts. Of course, the season has already been filmed except for the live results show, so I’ll get off my soapbox now.

This week the contestants were charged with making demons from different cultures. Things were looking awesome until the changed it to “Hell Freezes Over” and everyone had to make their demons icy. Lame. Once again Anthony showed he is the one to beat with his fourth straight win. Hard to see how someone will beat him unless he gets teamed up with someone who drags him down. Here’s his effort this week:

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And I agree with the judges that these were the worst:

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Glenn Hetrick is both funny and a tool. I laughed out loud when he said, “When you walk up to that thing, it punches you in the face with how bad it sucks.” Then he also has the nerve to say to a contestant (and I’m paraphrasing here as I don’t remember the exact quote), “From far away it looks good, but I couldn’t put a camera on that to do a close up.” Excuse me? Just once I’d like to see a judge get up there and put his (or her) work against the contestants, with the same materials they have to work with and only 2 days to do it. I doubt very much he does ANY close ups after only two days’ worth of work. (There’s that soapbox again – I could have sworn I left it in that corner…)

February 4, 2013 - Posted by | tv shows |

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