Channel 9 decided to Aussify channel 4’s hit UK television series, Lego Masters, but exactly does a show about socially awkward introverts playing with Lego fair with an Australian audience?
Channel 9’s Lego Masters is a bit of a disaster-piece, but it has a certain charm to it that draws you in. Hosted by Australia’s Hamish (popular radio and television personality and comedian), the show pits creative Lego enthusiasts against each other and much to my surprise the cast is quite diverse; from prissy Asian teen princesses to true blue and blokey Aussie oil-rig workers. Being Hamish’s first time hosting a reality TV gaming show, I didn’t really know what to expect; Hamish’s sense of humor is bit cheeky, he’s even been to known to rustle the feathers of his former co-star and best-friend, Andy. So, seeing him joke around with a rather socially awkward Lego lovers could make for amazing television… or the opposite.
Hamish’s interaction with the contestants is some of the most awkward television I’ve seen in awhile, but at the same time some of the best television I have seen. Although a lot of his jokes go over the heads of the contestants, they’ve definitely connected at home creating some laugh out-loud moments for both me and my family.
The pilot episode pulled a good amount of viewers; approximately 1.3 million — but despite such awesome numbers channel 9 are trailing behind channel 7 and 10 in ratings, but if the reception of Lego Masters is anything to go by, we should definitely expect a second season to air in 2020.