It might often seem like the formula for reality competition shows has been done before. With a tonne of drama, clever editing tricks, and off-the-charts cattiness, it’s either a tremendous guilty joy or…exhausting. Fortunately, Amazon’s Making the Cut (part of a Prime subscription) avoids all those shady tactics while still providing content that intrigues and fascinates. You may support the designers, pick up a few stylish tips, and shop. Consider this your final push to move it to the top of your queue if you’ve been toying with the thought of watching. We have six episodes remaining in the eight-episode run (the finale will drop on Sept. 9). For our list of the top five reasons to watch now, scroll down.
Two episodes in each release allowed you to get a little binge rush while still exercising restraint when the third season came earlier this month. And although that cadence might not seem like a huge thing at first, it kind of works and is the initial justification for trying it. Without the risk of waking up hours later and finding you’ve spent the entire afternoon looking at a screen (we’ve all been there), you can ease into viewing it and instantly queue up another episode.
All reality programs have different setups, but sometimes it seems like there are so many unfamiliar characters in the first few episodes that it takes a while to get to know anybody or care about their backstories. Making the Cut facilitates the speeding up of the getting-to-know-you process by starting with a lean and realistic 10. It only took about halfway through the first episode for me to feel like these folks were my friends, with aspirations worth investing in.
As the season progresses, we’ll see whether attitudes change, but the first two episodes lacked sarcasm. This is a secure, chic environment where people say refreshing things like, “Is it too early to compliment someone’s work?” contrasted to the normal made-for-TV remark, “When you look at the apparel, you get a peek into their hearts,” which is harsh and critical.” If that type of friendship doesn’t sound all that fantastic, remember that earning a million dollars is one of the prizes. Tim Gunn and Heidi Klum, the hosts, are also returning. They appear to be happy friends who truly appreciate one another, and they also don’t frequently give harsh or cutting criticism. Why be rude about fashion when it’s fun?
The actual see-now, shop-now environment that the Amazon team has created is one of Making the Cut’s most fascinating hooks. You can head straight over to Amazon to purchase the winning design as soon as Klum and her colleague’s judges, Moschino’s Jeremy Scott and Nicole Richie proclaim the winner. It’s thrilling to shop, period, but it also puts some money on the line. You’ll invariably find yourself supporting the designer and collection you prefer, in part because a win would provide you the chance to add it to your wardrobe.
Additionally, there are other components designed to complete the winning look, drawing inspiration from the style that attracted the judges’ attention while giving us consumers at home a few more alternatives to choose from (smart consumerism at its finest!). So why not try a body-con version, for example, if the winning dress from episode one isn’t really your style? Or how about the same shape but with extended sleeves? Pick your opponent.