Ten contestants are back to showcase their talents for a cash prize and in-house artist residency.
Netflix reality series Blown Away season 3 will be released on the streaming service on July 22, 2022.
Guess what’s back? Blown Away, the highly loved series that has gained mass popularity with people shocked at how much they have enjoyed watching and learning about glass blowing. First released in 2019, Blown Away is now on its 3rd season, with more to follow, hopefully.
If you haven’t watched the previous seasons, Blown Away brings together ten competitors to face off across 30-minute episodes, which include a single challenge, to eventually crown one the king of glass. Whilst they’re giving their all, host Nick Uhas makes jokes, and evaluator Katherine Gray gives honest, humorous critiques. In season three, we are also joined by season one prize winner, here to give the contestants motivational speeches and give critiques as she herself knows what has to go into being a winner.
There are ten episodes where the contestants battle through creatively, with the drive and determination to win the sixty grand cash prize — which is a decent amount but considering the amount of effort and artistic development here, it feels a bit stingy. This amount hasn’t changed since season one, so where are the profits going? They also win an artist residency at the Corning Museum of Glass in New York, which is pretty cool. Their artwork will also go on display in the museum, which I think is the biggest prize to play for.
The fun and tension of the series comes from how temperamental glass is to work with. Their creations break as pieces break off, and in some cases, they even explode. Ruining a significant amount of work and jeopardising the contestants place in the competition. They’re usually judged on their technique, creativity, and concept, and with the challenges being timed, the stakes are high. Can these new contestants handle the pressure? They all come in confident and ready, but that can all change when you’re surrounded by cameras and being constantly critiqued.
The tools and techniques used in this artistry is quite incredible to watch. I did get hooked and it made me want to go buy some glass. Much like other competition-based series we get short interviews with the contestants throughout, helping us to find our favorite to win. Bias, but I was straight on the British girl’s side.
The series as a whole is a good watch, if you can get invested and find contestants you really care about, this series can be a part of your evenings whilst cooking or eating dinner. It can really expand your artist knowledge on glass blowing and give you an insight into an area you might not have known about before. I recommend watching this series if you are a fan of artistic shows, competitive shows and want something easy to watch.
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