Aliens Naked Vegas

Reality TV is going back to the basics with the fall Syfy Channel series Naked Vegas, and creating something fresh and novel in the process.  The tantalizing title might bring viewers to give the show a try, but it’s the team effort of the five cast members taking on strange client requests and the stunning results of their artistic skill that will keep them coming back for more.  Naked Vegas is the name of a recently developed business by body painting artist Kelly “Red” Belmonte.  Finding her niche by taking her make-up skills to the one city where you should be able to get recurring body painting gigs, she brings together three artists and a friend with some business savvy and we get to watch what happens.  And in an age of tired competition series, it’s a refreshing and fun show to get hooked on.

Herrera Naked Vegas

If you’re looking for name calling, melodrama, and snarkyness, look elsewhere.  You might think this series was modeled after the long-successful Food Network cake shop reality series Ace of Cakes.  Like that series the team is doing a full-time job and like the actual real world, results are expected and required and failure cuts at your reputation and could tank your future business prospects.  But after the first three episodes there are no signs of failure here.  Camaraderie and collaboration win out over attitude and emotions, as the skilled team produces stunning works of human art.

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