Making It: Season 1 (2018)


Season 1
Making It

Critics Consensus

Making It puts a whimsical, refreshing new spin on reality TV -- one made even more fun by well-matched hosts Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman.



Critic Ratings: 21


Audience Score

User Ratings: 99
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Air date: Jul 31, 2018
Air date: Aug 7, 2018
Air date: Aug 14, 2018
Air date: Aug 21, 2018
Air date: Aug 28, 2018
Air date: Sep 4, 2018

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Comedians and crafters Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman put their passion for crafting on display while hosting the first season of the NBC reality series "Making It." The show pits eight crafting enthusiasts from all over the U.S. against each other in creating themed projects. In each episode, the contestants show off their DIY skills in timed Faster Crafter challenges and in longer but more elaborate Master Crafter tasks. The last crafter standing wins $100,000 in cash. Dayna Isom Johnson and Simon Doonan serve as judges for the first season.

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Critic Reviews for Making It Season 1

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (14)

A lovely, if very low-key, summer watch.

Jul 30, 2018 | Full Review…
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Poehler and Offerman are -- no surprise -- fun MCs of this lightweight and colorful summer diversion.

Jul 24, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
Top Critic

In Poehler and Offerman, Making It has the funniest and most accomplished hosts a competition show could ask for, and it makes the most of them.

Aug 1, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Making It is the Room of Requirement of reality shows, something that manifests only when you can't go on without it.

Aug 1, 2018 | Full Review…

In the end, Making It is an aggressively nice series, aiming to celebrate the fun of making something from nothing, and Amy and Nick, as hosts, lean hard into the theme.

Jul 31, 2018 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

A delightful competition series that celebrates arts and crafts and the creators who bring their own pieces to life.

Nov 24, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

By swapping out a generic Hollywood soundscape for a wholesome barn, by trading jerring putdowns for warm uplift, Making It underscores the fundamental lesson of Bake Off...

Aug 22, 2018 | Full Review…

There's a healing in sharing such stories, just as there is in being true to yourself and crafting something beautiful. And all of this is resplendently celebrated in Making It.

Aug 3, 2018 | Full Review…

Creativity is rewarded on positive crafting competition.

Aug 2, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

You would have to be a most grumpy, dour, negative, naysaying, stubbornly unhappy, anti-life sort of person to turn up your nose at NBC's Making It...

Jul 31, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Making It: Season 1

  • Apr 18, 2019
    A feel good, heartwarming show that we all need.
  • Sep 05, 2018
    I really enjoy that this show is so upbeat and positive.
  • Sep 03, 2018
    This show is amazing!! Amy and Nick are the best host duo ever. They are so funny. Also just love how all the contestants help each other when doing crafts. That’s not something you ever see in any competition show. This is an all-around feel good show
  • Aug 21, 2018
    My new favorite show.

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