Originally Posted by Lithium Flower
I think it's pretty clear that these programs aren't really made for the cosplay community when no one in this community (as a whole, not limited to coscom) really cares about it at all.
Actually, the amount of noise they've been generating point to the contrary --- Especially considering the first episode hasn't aired The extended first look make it sound like a crap reality show, using all the snazzy camera shots you expect out of that kind of entertainment
. "Heroes of cosplay is a tantalizing docu-series"
You mean --- it has ALL OF THE BOOBIES. One of the top comments says "You mean Heroines of Cosplay." and it feels pretty accurate from the trailer.
I can't wait until someone on the show makes a dismissive comment about "Making your own stuff is the culmination of yourself as an artist" while trying to say the hobby is accepting XD
I thought the 'Crafting a secret identity' show was informative and doing exactly what it set out to do --- being a documentary, I didn't feel like it was so much building a story than showcasing cosplay *happening*, I also felt it was much more inclusive of general folks enjoying the hobby than trying to shoehorn idols, errr --- I mean 'Heroes'. Which is what I'm getting when I see a list of name-tags over a website advertising for a series.
Of course, it has an advantage seeing it has aired and HoC hasn't done anything yet other than causing a lot of chatter.
Strangely, they both feature a lot of the same people, photographers, cosplayers, yada-yada-yada. Though it feels like one is made with a desire for RATINGS and all that associated bullshit while the other just exists as its own piece, being essentially just a series of interviews.
It's TV though, as Mango said, it has no bearing on what hundreds of thousands of people in this hobby do it for. And there's no lying that a good load of the folks in 'Crafting a secret identity' are running businesses and this is decent advertisement for them.
(Somehow, I don't think they need it