My tastes in shows can be very strange at times. A few months ago, my favorite show was about two detectives trying to solve a brutal murder without wanting to murder each other. It was a show steeped in darkness and intrigue. Yet, right now, my favorite show is about a bunch of people trying to build creatures, puppets, and Muppets. Seriously, if you are not watching Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge on SyFy, you are seriously missing out on magic.
Much like the other SyFy make up show, Face Off, Jim Henson’s Creature Shop challenge is all about making something from nothing. The kicker on this show is that they are working for, as the title tells you, the Jim Henson Creature Shop. Not sure when you grew up, but I grew up with the Muppets and Sesame Sesame St, and Jim Henson is pretty much a God to me. So the fact that there is a show that shows us how those geniuses build and then control them is nothing short of amazing to me. Last week, they built new creatures for the classic Jim Henson film, The Dark Crystal. You have to be a special kind of jaded to not be impressed and awed by that.
Seriously, Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge is one of the coolest and most original shows on TV right now. You have no idea what you are missing.
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