Parents' Guide to

Monster Man

By Matt Springer, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Behind-the-scenes at special effects shop with gory images.

TV Syfy Reality TV 2012
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Monster Man suffers from the same awkwardness that so many reality series today suffer from: It just doesn't feel very "real." Although there's plenty of interesting material, most of the cast exhibits a deer-in-the-headlights reaction to discussing their work on camera.

There's also an unshakable sense that the entire enterprise is scripted to within an inch of its life -- not that most reality shows aren't, but at least most other reality shows are better at disguising the unreality with a sense of spontaneity. It's ironic that a team credited with so many amazing unreal creations can't manage to overcome the unreality of their own reality show.

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