Blown Away: Season 1 (2019)

Season 1
Blown Away

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Air date: Jul 12, 2019
Air date: Jul 12, 2019
Air date: Jul 12, 2019
Air date: Jul 12, 2019
Air date: Jul 12, 2019
Air date: Jul 12, 2019
Air date: Jul 12, 2019
Air date: Jul 12, 2019
Air date: Jul 12, 2019
Air date: Jul 12, 2019

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Ten master artists turn up the heat in glassblowing sculpture challenges for the chance to win $60,000 in prizes and the title of champion.

Critic Reviews for Blown Away Season 1

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It's an enjoyable bit of fluff for reality nerds, but it wastes the opportunity to be a masterful, madcap delight.

Jul 12, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Blown Away: Season 1

  • 39m ago
    A Fascinating if gentle show with out any real drama the focus is on the craft and the beautiful and broken world of glass, while sometimes the judges decisions may baffle you its well worth the watch.
  • 2h ago
    A wasted opportunity of a good show tainted by a contestant's constant drone about being disadvantaged.
  • 5h ago
    The show had everything to be great, but it turned so political it was painful to watch. The prize didn't go to the most talented, skillful and deserving glassblower, but to the one who favored Netflix's political narrative.
  • 7h ago
    Had a chance to be a great show, but was thrown away with all the politics in the show. Now you cant even watch tv without hearing about the host or contestants political views.
  • 1d ago
    The losing finalist should have won, want to agree with others that it seemed rigged to the point that you knew the feminist lady will win before the final episode kicked off. She was very rude to her assistants and not a good role model of how to deal and work with others. Her work was good but had one single tone of "otherness" and feminist only running through every single episode, playing the emotional I am a woman who deserve better because its ruled by men card from the start had the judges choose her even is she left her final display empty. Other finalists showed so much more skill and passion and professionalism in working with others that is what they should be judged on. Agree that the final was disappointing. They want to get people to know the art of glassblowing and blew a massive opportunity to showcase and explain more of the skills and techniques used, to explain the art form more, but then the master skilled finalists who should have won would have. Great show until last episode. Was worth a watch and have porential for a lot more
  • 2d ago
    Rigged from the start. I'd have to agree with the other reviewer. After a while you start to get this sense... the resident judge is wants a particular female contestant who hardly deserved to win at times.There was at times a lack of good sportsmanship, which is what made a similar show Forged in Fire enjoyable. On top of that after a while you got a sense she just didn't like the contestant 'Momo.' More so I was taken aback by her comments during the light contest. It just struck me as extremely rude and ignorant over what it actually was. You see the judge going around the floor for plenty of episodes before this asking people WHAT their building. Nor is it the last time she'll take a dig at her. She'll do so very often, which is sad, my family loved Momo's pieces. Her food round was particularly amazing but you rarely get to see it. As for how the show is put together. Sure they tell you how its going, but you don't know how completely their scoring on. You don't get to really see the two judges and the host deliberate. Other shows like this we do. We also better know how the scoring is going, what the judges WANT to see. For one its not until after the judges are talking once they've sent the contestants off...we learn one dislikes wine glasses which you touch the glass. Geez, isn't that info you SHOULD have given ahead of time. The editing is poor, which could add to why one constant just seems particularly annoying to show her in a poor light. But for some episodes this just makes you want to skip to the end of the show. Didn't fully bother to watch the last episode because it was mostly ALL about the winner. In the end it was just disappointing, with some focus on other constants taking digs at one another. Did they need to highlight this? Not really. Overall, it had a lot of potential, but just seemed to fall flat.
  • 2d ago
    The overall winner did not deserve to win. The runner up was soooooooooo much more technically talanted and demonstrated a better overall creative contruction. The show was rigged from the begining to show a power balance were men are more dominate and always win. So they made sure a women with a poorer set of technical skills just to demonstrate fenimisim within the glass blowing industry. Calling forward a massive load of Bull.
  • 3d ago
    Dull hosts and guest hosts. I N S U F F E R A B L E contestants. Maybe it would be a slightly more tolerable show if there had been more of an effort by the cast and crew to talk about the art and science of glassblowing, trends and traditions in glassblowing... something insightful... something entertaining... Instead, you get a persistent drone of SJW talking points from a couple of contestants. It's too bad. Maybe glassblowing and the Arts (at least in the US) can't help but attract figures who are so completely unrelatable to the rest of the world. Do not recommend.
  • 4d ago
    Love me a good creative competition show -- Project Runway, Top Chef, Framework (miss that one!), Great British Baking Show. While I was excited for a new show focused on glass blowing, it was a big let down. There were missed opportunities to expand upon the premise -- more in depth descriptions of the process, covering the exhibition process where the artists hang their works, longer episodes that allowed us to get acquainted with the artists, etc. The episodes were just too abbreviated and the resulting series too dry. The hosts kept referencing "Season 1," but I can't imagine there will be a Season 2. Total yawn.
  • 4d ago
    This reality show glass competition was a fun watch. Well shot and engaging, interesting competitors and themes for each episode. The judge Katherine was consistently hilarious in the Simon Cowell role. Hope to see another season.

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