Friday, October 22, 2010

Project Run-Away

I swear, if Gretchen wins this season of "Project Runway," I am going to boycott that show.

Whenever I start to get busier at work (60 hour weeks are in full effect), the only TV that I keep up with are reality shows or competition shows. I do not enjoy finding out the results of something via the internet or by idle water-cooler talk. I want to watch it and know it.

These days, the only show that I watch the night it airs is "Project Runway." This season's been pretty crap. A lot of needless drama, a 90-minute run time ... annoying. Just really annoying.

I attribute a lot of this to the move from Bravo to Lifetime. Lifetime is about hokey movie-of-the-weeks, isn't it? That's how I always thought of it. That, plus re-runs of "Will and Grace." (I am a sucker for that show, Karen Walker is my favorite.) Not the place for a show like "Project Runway," which had such a high standard set over at Bravo (a.k.a. the channel with more money).

ANYWAY. I don't like the contestants much this season. A lot of them were like cartoon characters, only more irritating. Michael Costello, Gretchen Jones, Ivy Higa, Valerie Mayen, AJ whatever-your-last-name-is, all trite, annoying people that I did not much enjoy watching. I understand how editing works, but they can't edit it if you don't provide it. Case in point, Andy South. I love him. He never came across as anything other than kind of quiet and really young because he never said all the obnoxious things that everyone else did.

The contestants that I did like are Andy South, Mondo Guerro, April Johnson, and Sarah Trost. At least two of them (my favorites) are in. If Mondo doesn't win, something is very wrong.

Plus, is it my imagination, or are the judges totally unhinged this season? I know Nina's pregnant, but she seems grouchier than usual. Heidi seems like she's off in her own little world. Michael's Michael, and I adore him, even when he's being catty.

Oh, "Project Runway," I devote at least 40 minutes to you every week. Please end on a good note so I won't be pissed about all the time I've wasted. Sigh.


william October 22, 2010 at 2:43 PM  

i'm kinda not hating this season. i loved the whole mondo is positive 'story.' i don't hate gretchen. she's kind of irritating in a good way, at least for me. i think the fact that she won the first two challenges made me side with her early on.

i think the contestants are more likeable than last season's (remember emilio?). but i don't think they're as consistent.

this season is definitely better than the season they had in LA. that was the worst. season. ever.

watch top model. i look forward to it every week. there's this tall-ass six-foot-two girl who is amazing.

Amanda October 22, 2010 at 5:32 PM  

I hate Gretchen, too.

William, are you watching Korea's Next Top Model? I'm watching the first ep this very minute.

william October 23, 2010 at 3:29 PM  

amanda: it is ALWAYS on onstyle, so i can't help but watch it (but not entire episodes). it's similar to the first seasons of america's next top model (kinda jank...low-budget). there are a lot of annoying girls on the show.

jeanny October 26, 2010 at 6:19 PM  

I heart Mondo. He's awesome. I love Andy, but I will truly think that this season is totally lame if Mondo doesn't win.

I can't watch "Top Model" anymore, not enough hours in the day! And all that drama. Sigh.