What is up with Project Runway this season?
Project Runway airs every Thursday at 9PM EST and the fans this season are disappointed! Every time I look at the Runway Facebook page, the top comments are negative. The ratings have gone down, as well. So what are these concerns that Runway fans have about the current season?
1) “Bring back Michael Kors and get rid of Zac Posen!” There are so many comments like this, it’s ridiculous. However, I can’t say I disagree. First and foremost, Zac does not fit in with the show. He’s a brilliant, respected designer and he does have some valuable things to say… but ultimately, he does not make interesting television. Michael was fun and brought life to the show. Zac was just not the right replacement. Isaac Mizrahi would have been fabulous!…but he’s already a judge on All-Stars AND he had his own Runway knock-off show.
2) “The judges never choose a good winning outfit!” Right on, once again. I have a lot of respect for all of the designers because I know that it’s very difficult to do what is being asked while you’re being followed around by camera-people and producers. That being said, the looks this season have been fantastically disappointing. Time after time, Kini and Fäde produce good work and get very little recognition while Amanda and Sandhya get praised for some of the least appealing looks of the runway (once again, nothing against them personally).
3) “Heidi needs to dress her age.” This is where I disagree. If you or I looked like Heidi Klum at age 41 with four kids (or just in general), we’d probably show off too. Also remember that this is Lifetime Television not a PTA meeting. If you don’t like it, change the channel.
4) “The judges are so mean to the contestants!” I would be honored to be critiqued by the best people in the business. Just to be in the presence of Tim and/or Heidi would be a dream come true. This is one of the greatest opportunities these people will have in their lives. If anything, I feel bad for the judges that they have to look at such eyesores week after week. If the contestants don’t like the negative feedback, they should produce better work. Plus, I doubt they take it as personally as the viewers at home. The people at home don’t see all the cameras and the producers. They can forget that it’s just a TV show. The contestants probably can’t.
So do YOU agree with what’s being said about PR13? What complaints (or praises) do you have? Let me know!