Okay, my true confession is I like to watch reality TV about creative problem solving.
That includes three shows:
HGTV's Next design Star
Lifetime's Project Runway
Bravo's Top Chef
The most recent season of HGTV's Next Design Star just concluded. They selected some really rude , very obnoxious man who is NOT a designer and who absolutely has not even a flirting acquaintance with scale or proportion. I have no doubts he was moved along in the process for these reasons:
a) His "style" will not be competition or threat to any of the judges.
b) There is the potential for him to draw a new demographic to HGTV.
c) First home do it your selfers might actually relate to his skateboarding attire and his total lack of manners and overbearing ego.
I understand all of the above, but the words " design star" cannot rationally be assigned to this individual.
On Top Chef this week, the folks over at Bravo experimented with a Survivor Chefs featuring cactus as a food group, pup tents for cityfolk, in ground cooking techniques and a lot of whiners not winners. ICK, a total waste of time to watch and also disappointing because instead of normal desert food they had a bunch of cooks who think "ceviche" is cowboy grub. My most prevalent thought while watching this show was "How stupid" or " Please just shut up" or "Please pan the camera elsewhere"
I think this season does have 4 real "chefs", ATL beard, Jen and the brothers. If however they find some of the cooks are garnering better ratings, then of course the chefs will go.
I keep forgetting, it's not about the competition, it's about the ratings.
Tonight, I think, is Project Runway . Unfortunately this program has been moved to Lifetime network. The only semi-good thing about this move is fewer advertisements for strange housewives.
Last week some pseudo "suit" only 2 people on the planet would wear, won the day.
Okay. I understand they were judging on the "concept" more than the "result". In fairness I should mention they did give a nod to the fashionista who designed a viable garment and who actually executed the design flawlessly. But then the Heidi Diva found it necessary to dis her about saying the word " y'all". Wow. If she wanted to single someone out for negative attention it should have been the ass in the silver britches who hoped his "style" would buy him a pass on to the next week. Seems to have worked too.
Obviously I am disappointed in these " creative problem solving" shows I once enjoyed.
For now, I am just glad my family gave me a Wii fit gift ..... it's a lot more entertaining.