Tuesday, August 25, 2009

It Took Some Time, But They Made It Work

So the long-delayed new season of Project Runway is finally back on the air... now on Lifetime. I wasn't thrilled about the network switch, but it seems that the show has remained what it's always been with a few (pardon the pun) alterations. And with P.Runway, it seems the more things change, the more they stay the same. While we have a New City and New Contestants, we also keep the Same Show Structure, Same Hosts, Same Judges, Same Fabric Store and... Same Set? QUE QUE?? I have to say, I think it's hilarious that they moved out to sunny California only to keep the same dark cavernous runway set, so the last 25 minutes of every episode looks exactly like every other season. The set could be in a warehouse in Iowa and no one could tell the difference. Where's the LA influence on the actual runway?

I won't be recapping this show, but if you want some good Runway commentary/snark, please check out Sassy's recaps at HuffPo! The lady knows her Project Runway can spin a haiku with the best of 'em. I will say as the season starts that these contestants seem nice and talented but they all seem to be criers. It's week one and they are already blubbering away. Pull it together. The breakdowns over past drug addictions and the children you left behind to be on TV shouldn't come until episode 5 or 6. Focus on the competition for now, people. Do Tim Gunn proud and make it work!

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