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Oh, Tim.

The things you'll do for a paycheck.

There was much frantic discussion at T Lo International Headquarters both last night and this morning, the upshot of which was "Um...what the hell are we going to write about?"

In an episode where the height of drama was Carol Hannah puking in a hotel room, what the hell are we going to say about it? But for you kittens, we'll soldier on.

We found ourselves wishing they'd spent more time on the cat.

Blahblahblah...Tim critique. Who guessed the collections correctly? We did!

Boy, Carol Hannah does have a tendency to go a little far, doesn't she?

Tim, you couldn't take your jacket off?

A note to any potential season 7 finalists who are reading this: when Tim visits, make him do housework. Apparently, he's open to it. We look forward to future scenes of Tim vacuuming and folding laundry.

Hey...y'know? There might be a series in that. We're on the phone with Lifetime just as soon as we're done writing this. Instead of prissy gay men coming into your home to redecorate or re-dress you, they'll just come in and quietly do your housework. The gays won't watch it, but we bet a lot of women would.

This is to remind her of her name when she wakes up every morning.

Ahhh, Tim back in his element.

We actually kind of loved the t-shirt idea.

And is it us or is it a little disconcerting that all the women in the Shabayeva family look EXACTLY alike?

Later, Tim goes to rescue a young senator's daughter who has been kidnapped and forced to live in a hole in a basement, where she rubs the lotion on her skin.

Oooh! Another brainstorm! A TV show about prissy gay men who hunt down serial killers! As soon as we're done writing, we're calling the FOX network.

Because what television genre wouldn't be improved by the addition of prissy gay men?


It looked like Althea needed the most hand-holding out of the three of them because none of the pieces she showed Tim impressed him (or us) all that much.

Anyway, it's Fashion Week!
And what happens when you put two competitive girls in a room together?

Absolutely NOTHING! Not once did either of them say what they were thinking. BORING!

Carol Hannah's illness would have been a lot more dramatic if she came in and threw up all over her competitors' collections. It was the only time we were a little on the edge of our seats, hoping it would happen.

Again, this scene would have been improved if CH just spewed all over the table, Exorcist-style.

...Or all over Nina and Michael...

And ESPECIALLY all over Heidi's sparkly top and shit-eating grin. We were REALLY hoping to see that.

Surprise! SHOCK!

Bleh.

This concludes our commentary on the penultimate episode.


[Screencaps: Projectrungay.blogspot.com]


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I was SURE someone would say something about the cat or we would see Tim petting him/her. I was ridiculously disappointed that neither of those things happened.

I need a life.


Egads!

(I can't decide whether Tim in the elevator or Tim in an apron was my favorite bit of the night.)


S2 ripoff. Ugh.

Though I loved Tim in the elevator. Second only to Turtle Poop!


I don't know what was worse: Bears & 49ers or PR Finale 1.

Thank God I watched neither and spent it with a book.


How stupid can the three of them be if they DIDN'T know there was going to be a 13th look? Hello??? Ever watched this show before??

Anyways, it's always fun to see where the contestants come from, and see a little of their family. But OMG Irina is the clone of her mother! Freaky.

And very clever Lifetime to edit out all traces of Carol Hannah from the tent or backstage at the fashion show. Wonder if she stayed behind at THE GRAND HYATT (sixth or seventh mention)?? Yes, I wonder.


I'm glad it wasn't just me. I was so bored with this episode that I almost got up and started doing something useful.

And I hate the constant nervous giggling. I know people can't help it, and I laugh out of nervousness, myself, but I don't have an editing team that could take care of that annoying habit with a few careful clicks of a sound board.


Not even Tim in a decidedly fetching apron can negate the fact that last night's episode was EXCRUCIATINGLY BORING.

Sorry, but I had to yell a bit. I do feel bad CH was sick, really, but I do not want to watch it. I'm also sick of everyone's back story and the Irina-Althea schtick, blah blah blah.

Show me someone making some damn clothes!!!!


I thought they *had* have Michael and Nina visit or they wouldn't have had any footage to air! Nina and Michael have never visited the designers before the big Bryant Park show.

How stupid of Irina to use an image that someone else created! And how stupid of her to accuse Althea, again, of copying her sweater idea. Althea used the word "mentally" but I think she meant "telepathically."


PLEASE let there be a series about a prissy gay man who hunts down serial killers!
Irina, you really thought that stealing images for your collection was kosher? I saw that one coming a mile away.
Althea, your bangs make me hurt all over.

I love you guys.


I did notice that Tim and Carol Hannah exchanged I love yous, with Tim being first, but Tim showed no such love for the other two. Also how did Irina think she'd get away with using those images in her collection?

Irina did tell Althea she was copying her again, because Irina invented sweaters you know.


Egads! - I almost pee'd myself laughing.

My husband - who watches only under sufferance - knew what was coming when Heidi and Tim turned up with the shocking news that they had to make one more outfit, how come the girls had no idea? Haven't they ever watched the show???


The prissy-gay-laundry-folding show is gold! Pitch it to them!


No comment on Irina accusing Althea of copying her AGAIN??
Pretty dull episode...why do they always pretend to be surprised about making a 13th look???


I actually did get home from a very cool preview of "The Jazz Loft Project Series" last night and watched the show.

Yawn-o-rama. Talk about not revving me for the Bryant Park show or the judging that followed.

I'm in your camp - the Camp Camp? - TLo, let's petition for prissy gay men in more shows, whether housework, crime-solving or TalkTeeVee Bloviating. And I'm all for putting Season 6 out of its mediocre misery as soon as possible.

Hope your week is finally looking up.

All the best,

NDC


I'm going to name the cat "Bobbin." Because I loved that Mood's dog is named Swatch.
- Windy City Wendy


The best thing about this episode...

Your commentary!

When does season 7 start?


Oh come on! Just because they all have dark hair and dark eyes (they are Georgian, after all) does not make them look the same! By the way, why didn't anyone mention the African American guy sitting next to Irina? He didn't look Georgian (not from the Republic of Georgia, anyway). Boyfriend, perhaps?


I didn't watch it. I was so exhausted from my crazy-ass week that I went to bed, played 2 games of Scrabble on my iPhone, and then lights out! Apparently, it was worth it to get the sleep.

I have the show on DVR. Maybe if I'm super bored this weekend, I will watch it on fast forward. I do want to see Tim doing chores. That apron was super cute.


"Tlo said: Boy, Carol Hannah does have a tendency to go a little far, doesn't she?"



I was thinking it revealed, definitively, that her muse is Miss Beadle (of the Walnut Grove Beadles).

Listening to the crickets last night, (when Althea & Irina got together), I was laughing to myself at how all the heavy-handed producer manipulation of the judging (engineered for fireworks) resulted in, well, crickets...

--GothamTomato


It was nice at the beginning when the other girls told Irina to have a good trip without adding, "Back down to hell!"


Sir Gunn makes a very fetching Christmas present. I want one!

Despite the lack of material, I am quite amused by your post. I love your TV ideas too!


I say prissy gay distinguished college English professor (who has memorized much of the canon and can quote it to mystified actual cops)solves murders of any sort.

Unlike many distinguished college English professors, he has to be likable once you get to know him, rather than petty, petulant and/or vengeful.

Also, he has mysterious money from somewhere so unlike typical English professors, he has a fabulous apartment and possibly a summer home.

Ideally, his romantic interest runs a B&B specializing in exquisite food. Or is a chef.

And he's old enough that he has legions of fascinating friends working in interesting jobs who can call him in when trouble strikes.

Damn. I'd watch every freaking episode.


Swatch was easily the best part of that whole episode.


Huh. I'm surprised the designers recognized Michael Kors. Overall, very boring episode made much better by this post. When I saw the editing for the whole phone call to Irina thing, it looked like there was going to be manufactured drama between Irina and Althea or something. I don't know what... some kind of cheating? I was sorely disappointed!


Well yeah, we pretty much all guessed it a least a month ago,(only because you guys point out everything) THe REAL question is weather Gordiana whipped up that 13th look with her needles.

Heidis necklace looked like giant eyeballs in the size and shape of the one Uli made that see reamed her out for.
Lets all just forget that little dance ever happened. I'm sure it was just a "thank God this is over" thing.


C'est moi, c'est moi Lola

Did you all notice that St. Tim seemed more refreshed and relaxed during the visits than the entire season in LA? Speaks volumes.

Great ideas for shows TLo. I'd make Tim wash dishes and dust. Of course, I'd make him take off the suit jacket and roll up those sleeves. I'm a STERN taskmaster, you know....

Didn't Gordana look SO much better after the stress of competition was lifted from her shoulders?! I don't know why Althea chose Logan, 'cause Gordana is probably the best second-in-command the designers could get. Although I don't know if Irina's choice of Gordana will go well for Gordana, considering their last pairing.

Anywhoo, back to work before my boss flips out again. Love you guys!


I am so over this show that I forgot to watch last night. . . That would have never happened in past years !
Thinking I will not watch next year either... unless Lifeline/Heidi get their act together ! Show us the clothes. . .

TLo Love your TV ideas !


"And is it us or is it a little disconcerting that all the women in the Shabayeva family look EXACTLY alike?"

The Shabayeva's reproduce via parthenogenesis


Forgot to add: Gordana's boots were the second best part.


bitchybitchybitchy

TLo, thank you both for soldiering on for your grateful minions.

I decided to skip last night's episode as I have no interest in which one of Heidi's Angels won this season of PR.

The cat looked cute, and of course the shot of our beloved Sir Tim in apron is priceless.


The gay house sprucing show only works if there are at least two to argue all the time over every detail...every minute detail. 20 minutes of two guys arguing over how to fold a bra, now thats entertanment


BTW, Gotham Tomato called it last night on the TLounge thread - Tim in apron & suit was the BEST moment in the show.

And I assumed the jacket stayed on because it was chilly. Everyone else had sweaters - and that was a lot of house to heat.

Re: the competitive girls' thudding silences, I did think the producers miscalculated that these folks have an actual purpose for being there - they aren't going to down 2 bottles of champagne and throw digs at each other (typical Bunim-Murray production) because the whole premise of the show isn't just young folks killing time until the next drunken embarrassment.

But we all know that, since Irina did invent oversized sweaters - and quite recently, as well - she is in the right. Right?


Vegan said:

How stupid of Irina to use an image that someone else created! And how stupid of her to accuse Althea, again, of copying her sweater idea

Perhaps Irina is hoping for her own Lifetime series, in which she hunts down all those who have copied her idea of the sweater, because, as we all know, sweaters did not exist before Irina sprang fully formed from the head of Zeus....


Yeah, what I thought.

Besides the image of Tim in an apron (priceless!), I wasn't missing anything about last night.


Finally, I have to say, your screenshot of Heidi & Tim looks pretty much like what I think Heidi will look like in her early 50's. Of course, it will take a little (ahem) maintenance work to achieve it. And I'm betting her skirts will still be a foot above the knee, at least.


Bad/boring episode leads to funniest/favorite TLO blog posting this season!

read it twice. LOVE!


"Tlo said: In an episode where the height of drama was Carol Hannah puking in a hotel room, what the hell are we going to say about it? But for you kittens, we'll soldier on."



And you will be rewarded in heaven for your selfless dedication (which I'm sure has made you feel like Carol Hannah). Seriously.

I felt really sorry for Carol Hannah, being sick, of all times for that to happen - Fashion Week. Nothing worse than nausea at any time, but during your once in a lifetime chance to show in Bryant Park; just the worst. I really felt sorry for her.

But truly, her puking is the most apt commentary for this season. This is the first season of PR when I cannot bring myself to watch the re-runs. Every other season, I have watched every episode multiple times (I sometimes STILL catch them when they run on Bravo). But this season I cannot bear to watch more than once.

There has just been a pall over this entire season right from the get-go. I feel sorry for these designers getting caught in the middle of all the Klum/Weinstein/NBC/Lifetime games. As dull as it has been, maybe these same designers would have been much better in NYC, produced by Magical Elves, on Bravo, etc, as all the other seasons have been.

It's really just hubris and greed, on the part of the producers, that have taken the Golden Goose and outfitted it in orthopedic shoes.

--GothamTomato


What did Irina accuse Althea of stealing this time? I only caught the last 15 minutes of the episode because I had to work late last night. Thankfully I came home to find I missed absolutely nothing, but I'm curious about this new theft claim.

Also, no one's pointed out that when CH was puking in the bathroom, only Althea was showing concern. Not that that's at all surprising. I could just see Irina in the bedroom, rolling her eyes, while flipping through a magazine.


C'est moi, c'est moi Lola said..

"I don't know why Althea chose Logan, 'cause Gordana is probably the best second-in-command the designers could get."
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~`

Yup. I was thinking as she did it "that girl is NOT thinking clearly"

Either she's a little dim or she really, really likes Logan.


And can you scream

Carol Hannah = WINNER any louder?


Fuck it, I'll skip and wait for the Cinci Bungles to get whupped on Sunday.


More footage of Swatch and the cat, Tim in the elevator and Tim in the apron cutting biscuits would have been ever so much more interesting than the ever so dull mess last night's show was.


The only moment of the show that surprised me was when Tim was saying goodbye to Carol Hannah, and he said "love you" to her.

Obviously, I am not a distinguished scholar of Project Runway history, so I'll defer to the experts here: has Tim ever declared his love for a contestant before?


Love the idea of a prissy gay man coming over to do my chores. Yes please! Was Tim too darling or what? Still wearing the jacket and the way he tied that apron on? Precious!

Did wish we saw some spewing, especially all over Irina. I think the women in her family are robots, which is why they all look the same. Robot women looking to take over the world!

LOGAN'S BACK!!!! You knew Althea would pick him just so CH couldn't have him. Meow!

LMAO at the Silence of the Lambs reference!


A note to any potential season 7 finalists who are reading this: when Tim visits, make him do housework. Apparently, he's open to it. We look forward to future scenes of Tim vacuuming and folding laundry.


ROFLMAO. Only you bitches!...


Because I am from a family of die-hard Dukies - it was really neat seeing a collection inspired by the campus.

Oh - and WTH was with Irina's tude with Nina's comment about all-black collections. If I was her, I would be running through Mood trying to find some color to inject in my collection.


Tim really seems fond of Carol-Hannah. That's cute.
Do the T and Lo know any intriguing details about the new screen prints on Irina's t-shirts? That could shake up the finale for sure.
Looks like the judges picked right by going with Althea for the finale (not really). Poor thing had the 1st pick for helper and she couldn't even pick the person that could help her most. Did anybody notice Carol Hannah's face with Althea picked Logan. That's my boyfriend!


Seriously, guys, I submit that this rivals Tim's apron for "only good part of the show":

http://racked.com/archives/2009/07/31/store_sidekicks_swatch_at_mood_fabrics.php


Tim with the apron was the best.

I think Irina was smart to choose Gordana. I don't know what Althea was thinking in picking Logan. As we know, Gordana can sew, and she's fast. Seems like she would have been the perfect assistant.

Overall, pretty boring. I'm ready to see this season end.


I thought the best part was when Irina's dog, Princess, ran to bring a toy to Tim. Of course, then they immediately cut to him critiquing her designs, so we did not get to see whether he played with Princess or not. Prissy gay man playing with a prissy dog would have been adorable.


"A note to any potential season 7 finalists who are reading this: when Tim visits, make him do housework. Apparently, he's open to it. We look forward to future scenes of Tim vacuuming and folding laundry."

With TIDE detergent, nonetheless!


Your post had me LOL, Tlo! Tim Gunn is always the highlight of those visits. Tim wearing that apron? To. Die.


Your quick summary was TEN MILLION TIMES more entertaining than last night's episode, gentlemen. Thank you for existing. I look forward to seeing T-Lo Productions' prissy gay men-infused programs on the air next season.

The best part of last night's episode was Tim Gunn. If they could have edited out everything non-Tim Gunn, it would have been watchable. As it is, I WASTED NEARLY AN HOUR OF MY LIFE. Blergh.

Except for Gordana. Gordana was entirely wonderful. That she could be that gracious and helpful after the bullshit she'd gone through during the main competition just shows what a class act she is.

And, HELLO, NEW YORK. I'VE MISSED YOU SO.

So, Tim Gunn and Gordana and Mood NYC, best parts of the show. ("You're going to crochet something?" "Yes." Hee. "Thank you, Swatch." He missed you, too, Tim.) That's, what, fifteen minutes, tops, of viewing-worthy television. Eff you, B/M-version of PR.

All three of the collections look awful. Awful (that gold pseudo-antebellum frufru dress needs to be SET ON FIRE), awful (holy crap, fur? really? it really is always 1982 in Irina's head, isn't it?), awful (your entire collection's made of aging ass, Althea). Irina's the best of the lot, but that's not really saying much (did she really not know one can't use copyrighted material w/o paying for use? WTF?). There will be no wow on this season's final runway, and, speaking as someone who's been a fan since S1E1, that pisses me off. EFF YOU, B/M VERSION OF PR.

Come to think of it, CH was probably made ill again by all of the ass hanging in the blue workroom.

Who else was surprised to see Althea being kind to sickly CH, and holding the bag of ice to her neck?

And who else is BORED UNTO DEATH by the tame-ass bitchery between the contestants? Enough.

13th look and recently-aufed contestants? BORING. Models chosing the models? LAME. Season 6? MADE OF FAIL. I want to throw large objects at the heads of everyone who fucked up the only reality show I've ever really enjoyed watching. GRR! ARG! *weep*


On an unrelated note, that trailer for Nine was entirely awesome, and far more memorable than anything that happened during the show, but I fear it may suck. Please don't suck, Nine.


LOVE the gay serial killer hunter idea! And the Walnut Grove Beadles - priceless!

So what was the cheating thing? Did Irina actually cheat, or was it another yawner hype bullshit thing that went nowhere?

Please don't make me watch the episode to find out.


formerlyAnon!

That's a gay Lord Peter Wimsey! (Despite the fact that he took a first in history, not English, at Oxford, he can outquote anyone!)

Ideally, his romantic interest runs a B&B specializing in exquisite food. Or is a chef.

Bunter as love interest? He whips up a mean omelette, not to mention roast duck and fresh baby peas, and knows all the best purveyors.


Two comments:

1. When Heidi came on my first thought was, "Has she had work done?" Her forehead was completely immobile.

2. Like Scimommy I also scoped out the black guy at the Georgian table, but I wasn't surprised to see him. A friend saw Irina on the street a couple weeks ago with "a very tall and very handsome black boyfriend." Go Irina.


As formerlyAnon, C'est moi, c'est moi Lola, and several others have noted - why didn't Althea, who apparently has serious finishing issues, not choose Gordana? Who better to assist than her?

Otherwise, your posting, TLo, was the best thing about last night's episode. And Tim Gunn. In an apron. And an elevator.

(Hope you're both doing better!)


HellsKitchenDude

Funny that Irina never mentioned her source of inspiration:
http://nymag.com/news/articles/r...stoloveny/2008/


boys, thanks for making something out of nothing! last night's episode was so boring it put me to sleep. i finished watching it this morning, only half-heartedly though. thank god i could skip past all the insipid commercials.
tim in the apron was adorable.
tim concerned about his manicure in that hideous elevator/cage was priceless.
thanks for your devotion to the cause.
as many have said, you boys are the only reason i am still watching this season.
hope you are feeling better!
xoxo


Loved Tim last night!

"The things you'll do for a paycheck."

Hahahaha.


I Loved the Edwardian coat of Althea's. But then, I'm an historical costumer, so I would...

I've always liked Althea, but she seems to be breaking down. It's almost as if she's having trouble making decisions on her own. Her agreeing happily with everything Tim said last night instead of trying to defend her collection really bothered me. Maybe they gave her the "edit", but I'm now totally concerned for her.


Lilithcat:
You are a genius! Or, at least, have a fully functioning brain. Unlike myself. I hope I would have recognized the similarity had I not been imagining the show set in New York or Northern California, with New Mexico as an outside possibility.

Yes. Bunter had it all over Harriet Vane.


Now I know who the winner of Season 6 is: Bravo TV.


Anon 11:25, Althea picked Logan because she was thinking with her deranged hoo-ha! WHAT is so fascinating about the skinny guy with the shiny pants, I don't know. He needs a haircut. And a personality.

OK that's a bit mean; I don't know him. I'm sure he's very nice, despite his pants. This show is just so boring it's driving me to random acts of bitchery. Augh. I need Malvin and some chicken pants.


How cute was Tim Gunn last night? I love him : )


That was a cute cat.


I thought the same thing about the women in Irina's family as well. The other thing that I didn't like was a)the "drama" was that Irina couldn't use the t-shirts due to the copyright on them. Oh, the horror! There have been bigger upsets than that with Jeffrey's collection and the shoe incident in the first season. (Or was it the second?) Anyway, you get my point. The other thing I didn't like is that Irina is now trying to play the "I'm a child of immigrants who wanted me to do something better..." Ummmm, Gordana IS the immigrant, evidentally from a poorer background than Irina, and it seems like Irina is trying to play the sympathy card after not making friends with anyone. (Gordana never looked for sympathy-- she just told it like it is, which makes a big difference.) And also having a 13th look and getting help...um, finalists, have you NOT watched the show? They've done this several times, so you should've been prepared for that to happen. That was SO predictable. What would've been predictable was that they had to do TWO more looks (since there wasn't a 4th "decoy") or a 13th look with a really outrageous theme that still had to work with their collection. Just having one more to fit in is boring. Like, your 13th look is going to be a menswear look, complete with male model going down the runway. That would've been a shocker. See what I mean? Yeah. This season has been a dud. I still like it, and I liked many of the contestants. I think the editors/producers could've done a better job of it.


PLEASE let there be a series about a prissy gay man who hunts down serial killers! - TLo

Gawd, I wish you guys could help me get my novel published.


Gordana+those boots= HOT!


TLo, hilarious reference to The Silence of the Lambs.

I was wondering how you were going to be funny about ANYTHING in this episode, but you girded up and delivered as always.

Wanting Carol Hanna to spew all over Heidi's sparkly top and her shit-eating grin ---

Priceless!


You should pitch a show titled "The Adventures of Tim Gunn."

Better yet, I think you should do a mash up of "The Adventures of Tim Gunn" WITH your "Musical Monday" and promote it a la "Glee."

Forget commentary on the current season, you should come up with the ulitmate TLO show incorporating all elements of recent blog enteries.

Don't forget, January Jones on SNL!!


TooFatforFashion

EGADs...*BAHHAHA*
I love Tim.

I thought Irina's mom looked alot like Nina.

Seriously though-this season-what a suckfest.


To people who posted that "only Althea showed concern" ....

While I would feel bad for Carol, there are plenty of us who could "feel concern" but not want to be anywhere near her.

I have emetophobia and it is often rated as the 5th most common phobia in the country. Emetophobes have to change their lives to exist. Seriously it is not like a fear of death or fear of being in tall buildings.

You cannot control not only when you are sick, but when someone around you is sick.

It's not like fear of chocolate, almost no one LIKEs to be sick.

Plus when you are sick do you want an audience?


We are all Carol Hannah today.

That shot of her kneeling to the porcelain god is so iconic of this season.

In fact, midway through the MOTR "drama" of having the muse models pick the 13th look models, I found myself in quite the same position.


I felt bad for Carol Hannah. Nothing worse than being sick on the biggest day of your life.

BUT ... could she (or her visiting family) have shoveled a path through the snow for Tim? It's not like they didn't know he was coming. These aren't surprise visits ... hell, the cameras are already in the house when he knocks. Come on ... think about all the legal issues had Tim slipped and broken his prissy neck?

Otherwise, the episode was boring. Tim tried to be the intrepid explorer, but oh did he ever need an elevator boy to deal with that freight box thing.

And the shock about a 13th look? Those idiots. How can you NOT know that there'd be another challenge?

Lastly, for the love of gawd, would someone smack that cheesy fake smirk off Heidi's face?

Just name the winner and let's end this sorry season.


We had guests over, so I didn't watch until the 1 a.m. showing, during which my husband had to wake me up several times. It seemed like such a long episode. I had to check the listings to see if it was a 2-hour show because it just wouldn't end.


boys, love the prissy gay man inserted into various stock TV shows. I'd start watching TV again. GENIUS

And it looked like Gordana is totally pulling little Irina-I-invented-big-black-sweaters-from the-70's collection to completion.


I think Tim is more prim than prissy. I would watch a show where prim gay men came and cleaned peoples houses. Like a combo of Queer eye and Hoarders.


I wasn't really paying attention last night, so when Irnia and her family were shown I was like "WTF are the Kardashians doing on PR"??


Your commentary on last night's snooze-fest was priceless, guys!

Thank you....that was my first good laugh of the day!

p.s. Can we use my house for the Prissy Gay Men Do Your House (and maybe your husband) Show?


I think some commenters are being a little unfair:

1) The designers didn't act completely stunned by the announcement of the 13th piece. No one fell over in shock, and no one said, "What? This is unbelievable. Never in the history of PR have designers had to make a last minute piece!"

2) Irina isn't "playing the immigrant card" - she told her family story, and they're immigrants. She and Gordana can both be immigrants. It's a big country.

3) I THINK Irina drew her own images of the Cyclone, etc. and couldn't even use those. I'm not sure about this one, but that's the impression I got.


I just have to add that, in light of how drama-free this episode was, TLo's post today is very much like taking a button and sewing a vest onto it, as Ellery Queen used to describe Perry Mason's extraordinary skill in assembling clues into a coherent story.

Boyz, if there were an Emmy for Best Critique of a TV Episode, you won it this morning for your heroic efforts.

Brava!


You missed my favorite moment of the episode:

jazz hands
"I love biscuits!"

Oh Tim, come fold my laundry, you wonderful man, you.


I so love formerlyAnon's idea for a tv series - but then I've always been a big Lord Peter fan! And the serial killer-hunting prissy gay man has possibilities...

I haven't peeked at the collections so I'll reserve judgment until the runway. But the little glimpses I saw didn't blow me away except for CH's "bottle washer" dress. I loved it. It's whimsical, original and looks like couture. And it perfectly fits her fairy theme. Having just toured Duke in August (my son's application should be finished this weekend), I love that it was her inspiration. In case you can't tell, I'm team Dr. Whitfield all the way!

Lisa has always seemed dumb as a box of rocks but I think she did a good job with the casting. The first girl, who wasn't available, would have been perfect. I could see her with wings. But Lisa rebounded nicely with a willowy blonde, per CH's request. Tanisha also did a good job. Kalyn, not so much. I don't think Irina was thrilled with her choice, either.

I miss Matar!


TooFatforFashion

I almost forgot-did anyone else giggle when Irina got spanked for using someone else's image? Apparently, she feels she has creative license to copy protected images.


The true highlight of what we barely stayed awake for was Irina going on and on about Coney Island- and then her shirt had it spelled CONNEY ISLAND. CONNEY! DOUBLE N, people!
I could not believe Tim didn't call her on that. Or that if he did, Lifetime didn't show it.
And her little dog, too.
CONNEY ISLAND!!!!!


Lilithcat and formerly Anon-

wow.

though i must defend Harriet as a)totally relatable, b) a good narrator because she doesn't see things as clearly, leaving the reader in more suspense, and c) more human.

because Bunter is too perfect to be human. might make the romance just as frustrating as the one with Vane.


Althea was smart picking Logan. She knew what he was capable of, and worked with him before. Just because you like Gordana doesn't mean it would be the smart choice to pick her.
Picking Gordana would be a stupid move, any competitor would know that. Especially having to work in a short time span.
You call her dumb, you're the dim bulbs.


There is absolutely NO REASON this whole Finale couldn't have been compressed into one episode. They only had 3 contestants. We'd be done by now. :(
Bleh is right.


Irina ripped off the t-shirt content and the NY inspiration. She has a lot of nerve to talk about copycats.


I'm so glad I have your blog so I don't have to watch.


Color me Chris March, but I honestly fell asleep in the middle of the episode.


Yes, I made the right decision to watch The Mentalist instead of PR.


Diana said:
p.s. Can we use my house for the Prissy Gay Men Do Your House (and maybe your husband) Show?

Oh my! Your poor poor husband!
haha!


More about Irina's handsome black boyfriend, whom everyone pretended wasn't there!

And I would like to see a challenge to design an apron for Tim to wear for various occasions.


Gotham Tomato said: "This is the first season of PR when I cannot bring myself to watch the re-runs. Every other season, I have watched every episode multiple times (I sometimes STILL catch them when they run on Bravo). But this season I cannot bear to watch more than once."

Amen to that, Ms. GT!

I used to love to watch the previous week's shows to catch all the details that I didn't get on the first viewing.

Not this season. once is painfully more than enough.

doesn't offer much hope to B/M & Wifetime for repeats.

srq


My favourite thing about last night's episode was the unexpected discovery that my husband can do a great Tim Gunn impersonation.
He has promised to read your Tim screen caps out to me.

Oddly there was also some "Silence of the Lambs"-slash-"Project Runway" crossover, and now we have Buffalo Tim Gunn saying "It makes it work, or it gets the hose. Yes it does, Precious!"


bitchybitchybitchy

Gotham Tomato said: "This is the first season of PR when I cannot bring myself to watch the re-runs. Every other season, I have watched every episode multiple times (I sometimes STILL catch them when they run on Bravo). But this season I cannot bear to watch more than once."

Amen to that, Ms. GT!

I used to love to watch the previous week's shows to catch all the details that I didn't get on the first viewing.

Not this season. once is painfully more than enough.

Sad, but true for me, too. Once is definitely enough for this season.


I love the idea of a gay version of How Clean is Your House?, in which prissy gay men in aprons, stilettos, and maribou-trimmed rubber gloves come in and clean up peoples' homes. Of course, the fabulous Kim and Aggie would be frequent guest stars.

TLo, thanks for everything, but esp. the still of Tim in the apron. That's actually a really cute apron. Though why did he tie it in the front?


Well, after reading the recap and comments, I guess I'll have to go ahead and take a look at last night's episode.


My husband does a good impression of Tim, too. Like Santino, all he has to do is say, "Andre..." and he's off.

Did anyone else think PR has jumped the shark when he was dancing with Heidi? Still funny, but I bet Heidi made him do it.


Ooh, by the way did I see a Tim Gunn Bobblehead on Tim's desk when he was speaking to Irina on the phone?


I feel asleep. And from what I can tell from these comments, I missed nothing.


Having just toured Duke in August (my son's application should be finished this weekend), I love that it was her inspiration. In case you can't tell, I'm team Dr. Whitfield all the way!

I live in Durham, and was rather thrilled that the good doctor was here. Duke Chapel is gorgeous, as are some of the other buildings. Good inspiration.

I'm also on Dr. Whitfield's team. I felt terrible that she was so sick. Poor thing.

It's possible Irina didn't know that the images she used are copyrighted. We don't know that she stole them.

I would totally watch a show about a gay man hunting serial killers. Maybe Swatch and The Cat could be in it.


I believe the controversy was not about Irina using someone else's images - as I gathered, it was the Coney Island rollercoaster and those other buildings THEMSELVES that were trademarked and she couldn't reproduce - like how it's fine to photograph the Eiffel Tower by day and sell prints, but you're not allowed to sell night photographs because that image is trademarked (something do to with the light patterns?).

Anyway, I believe that the people who own the coaster have the monopoly on using its image and that was the problem, not that she'd taken someone else's artwork.


Thank you guys! Again, your blog is the best thing about the morning after.

I know I'm dreaming here, but wouldn't it be wonderful to have a "Tim's take" video at the end of each episode with his real thoughts?

otherwise...Tim in the elevator, Tim in the apron---Priceless! love you Tim! I guess this is the closest thing to entertainment and joy we will get out of this deadly finale.

None of these girls are very interesting.
Would have loved to see what Epperson, Ra'mon and Shirin would have brought to BP, that is 3 distinctively different points of view.


I was upset at the treatment of Irena's father. He was just sitting there and the voice over said how much he was old fashioned, didn't understand her work, blah blah blah. Irena walked around and kissed everyone and didn't her own father, and he said don't I get a kiss. I could tell Irena really doesn't like him too much.


Well I have to say that I like Irina's collection (I went back and looked, saved pics and fixed the dark blobness of them to see the details) and she made the right choice by selecting Gordana.

Am I the only one who thought "Russian Mobster" when we got a shot of her dad and heard him talk?

Besides that it was all cats and dogs and Tim is in an apron and he was so funny in the elevator and please do you have to show CH in the bathroom.....


I think it would be hysterical for a TV show with the most stereotypical prissy gay men to do dirty jobs dressed in designer clothes. Like the show Dirty Jobs but with very gay men.


As two others have commented, yes CONNEY was misspelled. The bitchy part of me wishes she's have shown them with the typo! (Not an Irina fan.)

I found it annoying that they've edited this as if Irina didn't win - like they can cast doubts on that. All black collection or not, this finale is very anticlimactic.


Random thoughts:

Ok, FormerlyAnon, your outline for the prissy-gay- man-hunting-serial-killers-show is so good I can forgive the whole damn PR season just to have that story to think about when I'm vacuuming!

Lilithcat - GREAT call.

Whoever is a screen writer out there - PLEASE write that show and get it produced. I am so for it.

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T & Lo have brought new meaning to making " a silk purse out of a sow's ears" with their commentary both today and all through this season. Good job and thanks.

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Last night when I watched Tim Gunn - all I could think of was the phrase "prince among men." I don't know how he continues to live up to the extraordinarily high opinion we all hold of him. I would find it a crushing burden.


Thanks, TonyJoe. I figured it must be her boyfriend, but I was surprised that they didn't mention it on the show. Tim acknowledged Althea's bf, why not Irina's? I mean, I'm sure he did acknowledge him in the restaurant, but it must have been edited out.


I thought Tim said a lot of nice things about Althea's collections, including something about her having a lot of really nice pieces and that she just needed focus. I think that's better than Carol Hannah, who continues to make the same relatively boring dresses over and over.

Irina, although I hate her, is going to win. Sigh. I did not especially like the Coney Island thing, because nothing in her collection looks like Coney Island. Coney Island is full of life and color, none of which is conveyed by dark, hard-edged clothing. If she wanted to do "New York," ok, mission accomplished, but throwing some crappy silkscreen printed tees into a collection where they don't belong just doesn't make sense, and didn't look good.

Team Althea!!!


"A note to any potential season 7 finalists who are reading this: when Tim visits, make him do housework. Apparently, he's open to it. We look forward to future scenes of Tim vacuuming and folding laundry."


LOL. Please : )


Egads! Tim on the elevator was awesome!

I fell asleep during the episode and deleted it this morning before I read this.... I missed the whole part with Chris, Logan and Gordana coming back. Oh well, doesn't look like I missed much.


The best part by far: Tim and Heidi's dance. Can't wait to find an animated avatar of it.

Big yawns so far for all 3 collections. And how mean to Heidi to give the girls more work when Carol Hannah was clearly on her last legs. They did so because the collections are LACKING, unfortunately.


Yes, "...all the women in the Shabayeva family look EXACTLY alike?"

EXCEPT that it looks like they each went to a different plastic surgeon for their nosejobs...they're just slightly different.

And yes, boring as all hell...

EXCEPT, Tim was pretty marvelous last night, and I LVOED the cat and Swatch's wiggle-butt (I love Frenchie's).

I think Dr. Whitfield may pull this out. I hope, anyway.


"Brooklyn Bomber said:
2) Irina isn't "playing the immigrant card" - she told her family story, and they're immigrants. She and Gordana can both be immigrants. It's a big country.

3) I THINK Irina drew her own images of the Cyclone, etc. and couldn't even use those. I'm not sure about this one, but that's the impression I got."




I agree. If Irina is playing the 'immigrant card', then CarolH & Althea are playing the 'midwestern card'. She just told her story & being an immigrant is a huge part of that story.

As for the Coney Island/Cyclone pictures: I think you're right on that count as well. It is private property and thus cannot be licensed by anyone but those who own it. It doesn't matter that she drew the images herself - she still doesn't own it.

I wish they had explained that issue more because it would be a good lesson for all those people who do not understand Copyright.

--GothamTomato


I loved when Tim got in that scary elevator and said "EGADS!" who says egads ever? Tim Gunn....I love him.


"I was thinking it revealed, definitively, that her muse is Miss Beadle (of the Walnut Grove Beadles)."

Awesome Ms. Tomato


oh, and I don't know why, but the Nine Trailer was so stunning, it made me cry...not any emotional connection, I just think it looks so fantastic,


CanIGetYouAnything?

Ha! Irina accusing Althea of copying when she was the one that actually used somebody else's trademarked design. Hypocritical much?


Is it really true that Irina misspelled "Coney"? And if so why didn't we get to see Tim give the haughty bitch a spelling lesson? I would have so loved to see her send some misspelled wack down the runway, along with her ugly fur vest. Too bad Tim apparently talked her out of that. Left to her own devices, it's all 80's tackiness, all the time.


Instead of brining back the last 3 finalists (AGAIN!) it would have been awesome if they brought back the first 3 eliminated...Arie, Malvin and Mitchell! Having Irina pick one of them to work with (ie. bitch at) would have made the whole season worthwhile.


Oh, TLo, the bit about the elevator... OMG, you crack my shit UP! I'm from Dayton and just wanted to hide under my Snuggie when they showed that death trap endangering our Tim. Such a metaphor for the entire city, really. I've been pulling for Althea since she's a hometown girl, but after the preview of her collection last night, I think it's time to disown her!

Anyway, thanks for all you do, TLo. SMOOCHES!


Honestly, I was hoping after puking that CH would end up without all the awful black eye make-up! The girl needs HELP!


I loved the "Nine" trailer! I had no idea what it was, and thought to myself, "what is this Italian movie they're advertising?" It still cracks me up that there's a movie of a musical of a movie. I need a theater to show this back-to-back with the original.

Anonymous 1:18 said Am I the only one who thought "Russian Mobster" when we got a shot of her dad and heard him talk?

Sure, because god knows any man with typical Slavic features and an accent must be a mobster.

~rolls eyes~


I liked the dog at Mood. His name was Swatch?


Maybe Cesar Millan could've stopped by. That would've kept me awake.


"Anonymous
11/13/09 1:15 PM I was upset at the treatment of Irena's father. He was just sitting there and the voice over said how much he was old fashioned, didn't understand her work, blah blah blah. Irena walked around and kissed everyone and didn't her own father, and he said don't I get a kiss. I could tell Irena really doesn't like him too much."


It could be that, or she was afraid he would say something to embarass her.

If anyone remembers s.1, little mention was made of Jay's dad (beside his septic tank influence).

When they did the "Project Jay" pilot, his Dad referred to him as a "sissy boy" in the limited exposure he had there.

So to you, and all you kids all across the land, there's no need to argue: Parents just don't understand.


Darren gets a star for referring to parthenogenesis.

NY Tim Gunn is the Tim that I love - let him stay there.

LOVED the screen cap you chose of Heidi and Tim behind the screen. And your remark.

Almost makes wasting that 1.5 hours of my life worth it. Almost. (yes, I watched the models cast! FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER! :gasp: )


Forgot to mention, Irina's father is kind of hot.


"The designers didn't act completely stunned by the announcement of the 13th piece."

No, but they did act totally taken aback and said they were surprised, and I, too, said to my TV "Have you watched this show?" Honest, I don't think we who had that reaction were imagining theirs.

Now, where I do agree with you is that Irina really can't be blamed for mentioning her family immigrated here when, um, they did, and her parents still have the accent, even. Plus, the last few episodes I've mellowed on her... and I totally get how she feels about her dad's approval, having watched some of my HS friends go through something similar. (I did not. My grandparents came here as kids so by my generation the American Dream was fully entrenched.) Which means, startlingly enough, I now have a bit of sympathy for her.

But overall, Tim was really the only entertaining bit of the show. Tim dancing made me burst out laughing, though I surmised it was less doing it for the paycheck and more celebrating the thought of getting the hell out of LA. :p

Also, adding to the list of Great Words You Rarely Hear Anyone Say, "Egads!" That was awesome.

I turned off MotR. Wasn't worth staying up for.


Oh, and no sympathies to Irina's dad. We don't know the story there. Irina could be the ungrateful daughter or he could be the jerk who shouldn't have even been at the party.


"Later, Tim goes to rescue a young senator's daughter who has been kidnapped and forced to live in a hole in a basement, where she rubs the lotion on her skin."


hahahahahahahahahaha you boys kill me.


Ok, I have to disagree some. I thought it was very sweet to see Tim making biscuits. He's the only part of this show that is still charming. He's managed to retain his integrity, and god I hope that continues. I am kind of squinting at that whole win lunch with Tim Gunn promotion, but at the same time, I really want to have lunch with Tim Gunn.

Also I would totally watch a show wherein he tracked down serial murderers. No, seriously.

Frankly I am kind of glad I didn't have to see anyone tear each other's throats out. Maybe it's just me but I am sick of all the fake ass drama in reality shows.

I too love the t-shirt idea. That is what is going to make her collection really special, I think.


oh, I thought models of the runway was very sweet too. I really love Lisa's personality especially. I think I might be the only one who likes the show but it's nice to see who they are as people.


Man, I think every time Tim Gunn is on the runway with Heidi she totally hits on him. I swear, for a minute there last night it looked like she was trying to seduce him.... then she resigned herself to the fact it wouldn't work and the result was very silly.


I'm ALWAYS amazed when the contestants show up at fashion week with unfinished pieces. Don't you know there's going to be another challenge waiting for you and you'll need to spend your time on that??? Like someone else here already said, haven't you ever seen the show before?


Anon. said, "no sympathies to Irina's dad. We don't know the story there. Irina could be the ungrateful daughter or he could be the jerk who shouldn't have even been at the party."

Or maybe life isn't that black and white.

Or maybe we're watching a tv show in which hours of footage are edited down to minutes.

Not to pick on you, Anon., and I realize it doesn't matter in the least what I think, but I'm feeling really crabby about some of the extreme --and sometimes cruel and sometimes ignorant-- comments that show up here. Russian mobster this. So and so is a talentless idiot that. Is it really so necessary that everyone on a tv show be assigned the role of either villain or victim? And while we're at it, I wish TLo would come up with a charming tutorial on the difference between fact and opinion. Maybe illustrated by Alex!

There I said it.
Love, Crabby


Come on along and be bored by
The Lullaby of Runway
The "What The F*ck?!" and "Where's the guy?!"
The Lullaby of Runway

The puking in the hotel john
The awkward mean girl tension
All three collections make me yawn
They're barely worth a mention

When a Runway model leaves the tent
The season's finally over
Let's hope next year won't be so bent
Again I yawn...

Good night, Heidi
Good night, Tim Gunn wants his pay
Sleep tight, Heidi
Sleep tight, let's call it a day

Listen to the Lullaby
Of Dull Run-way!

Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz


Brilliance. :)


I'm kind of hoping for the LOLification of Dr. whitfield's feline companion and Mood's Scratch. I believe there is much both could tell us.

Princess, being an annoying yap-yap dog, would have nothing of interest to share, even LOLified.


I don't think any of them seemed surprised that they had to do a 13th look; they had to have expected it, and it was just one more obnoxious thing to have to go through.

Tim in the apron! *squee* So cute. He and CH walking through the snow together was sweet, too.

What a boring-ass episode, though. Agreed, it would have been much more interesting if CH had barfed all over the others' collections.


The cat was okay, but it's no Frank the Turtle.


Brooklyn Bomber said:
" Is it really so necessary that everyone on a tv show be assigned the role of either villain or victim?"
----

Yes. Because it's easy and we're shallow.

No, really, I get what you mean. Reality television turns people into produced caricatures and that's how we comment on them. I'm under no illusions that the characters we see on this show are the same as the designers are IRL. And it's why you wouldn't get my butt on a reality show for a million dollars.


Suzi said...
I'm ALWAYS amazed when the contestants show up at fashion week with unfinished pieces.


I thought that, too. I mean, they KNOW they are going to be run ragged getting everything fitted etc.

Actually, as far as working yourself ragged - the only time I felt sorry for Irina was when Tim told her she couldn't use the "Conney Island" (snort) images and she only has 10 days to make replacements. But, hey, Carma is a Bitch. It is just so ironic that Irina would be involved in a situation that centers around copyright infringement after her accusations that Althea copied her. Just odd.


gothamtomato said "This is the first season of PR when I cannot bring myself to watch the re-runs."

OMG, i thought it was just me. i would watch the old shows over & over.

thank god we have you boys this season, how would we have made it?


they just thought that EVERY OTHER SEASON would have 13 looks per designer for fashion week, but not them..they just get 12...LORD this season is a dissapointment


Forgive meif this has been stated ad nausium, but I just finished watching season 4. No wonder the judges were so cranky this year!!
Holy smoke, no comparison, not even in the same league. maybe not even playing the same sport.


Re: Lullaby of Runway

Brilliant Ed!


My favorite moments were Tim in the elevator, Tim in the apron, and Swatch, the Mood dog. The fact that none of these moments involve either the finalists or their designs pretty much encapsulates the season for me.

What I saw of the designs made even a neutrals lover like me craving color. The lack of color wouldn't be so much of a problem if the designs themselves were more spectacular. But they're not.

Enjoy your win, Irina. I wish I could root for you. Or any of the finalists. I'd rather just abandon this season and give the money to Uli. She's been robbed twice.


Suzi
11/13/09 2:19 PM I'm ALWAYS amazed when the contestants show up at fashion week with unfinished pieces.

Jeffrey didn't, because of his mad "skillz".


EGADS!

can i just say how much i ADORE tim? he was the only thing even slightly tolerable about last night's show. and some of the clothes were triggering my gag reflex a la CH, AWFUL!


Wow, the Irina hate just piles up. I don't really get it -- she didn't do anything hateworthy in this episode. I mean, NO ONE did anything NOTEWORTHY -- neither hateworthy nor loveworthy! -- in this entire episode. I'm an Irina fan, sure, but I kinda wish she HAD done something worthy of the hate she's getting in these comments, because that would have meant that something interesting had happened last night.

As for the CI images -- I'm glad she was forced to come up with an alternative, but the end result is way cool. I like how she used text to invoke the shells and criss-crossings that run throughout the collection. If she had just had the original concept on her tees, she wouldn't have had anything very special... but what she ended up doing was special.


Carma is a Bitch and she is from Conney Island.

Can't believe I spelled that with a c! : P


"susanid said: But, hey, Carma is a Bitch. It is just so ironic that Irina would be involved in a situation that centers around copyright infringement after her accusations that Althea copied her."




What she did is a common mistake that anyone could make, especially someone of this generation who have grown up with the internet.

She would have had the same problem if she drew a picture of the Chrysler building or any number of other public buildings or places that most people would assume are public domain (because they are public places). And she could have easily checked the legality and gotten the wrong information because the internet is rife with Copyright foes who give out incorrect information.

--GothamTomato


Tim Gunn: Undercover Fashion Cop
Assisted by an able team of New York Gays, Gunn searches out the designers and manufacturers of truly bad fashion to stop the supply at the source.
The stylish hero never shirks from an assignment, even donning an apron or flipflops if needed to maintain his cover.


She would have had the same problem if she drew a picture of the Chrysler building
--GothamTomato



Just to clarify, I'm not an Irina hater - I am an Irina aggravated disliker. I understand the distinction that you are making about copyrighted images. It just struck me last night and again today, how ironic it is that the thing that trips her up on her run to the finish line is a copyright issue. It is just such an odd coincidence after the ONLY minute drama in this episode is the ongoing nitpickery between Althea and Irina about copying.


The reason the designers almost always show up with unfinished garments is because they don't have their models assigned to them yet. It is easier to make fit corrections on an unfinished garment than a finished one.
Some of the designers do finish their work completely then they are compelled to find the girl to fit the dress. Either way can be risky because they never have much time to actually do the last minuet fitting and finishing.


. . . the internet is rife with Copyright foes who give out incorrect information.

Not to mention rife with sheer ignorance. I can't tell you the number of times I have seen erroneous copyright status claimed for images on Wikipedia (which, for some reason I cannot fathom, many people take as gospel). And then there are the folks who really believe that "on a publicly accessible website" = "in the public domain".


The whole thing with the copyright issue with the screen printed image of the cyclone rollercoaster was very weird. Since the T-shirts are one-ofs and not mass produced for profit, you would think they would fall under the catagory of art works. I think they edited it a murky weird way to cast doubt on Irina's integrity.


My favorite moment was Irina's face after Nina said something about not doing an entire collection in black. The forced smile and wide eyes was priceless.


"Sewing Siren said: Since the T-shirts are one-ofs and not mass produced for profit, you would think they would fall under the catagory of art works."




It's not legal for art works either. That's a misconception. Many people are under the impression that simply a different medium or altering the original by a percentage makes it OK to copy. But it doesn't.

And with something like Coney Island, someone paid a lot of money to buy it and with that purchase comes all rights of image likeness.

--GothamTomato


While I loved Tim in the apron it was the way he handled the raw biscuits as if they were cold, wet dog turds that cracked me up.


Here's a little bit of trivia. There have been a lot of amusement parks located in the neighborbood of Coney Island (Dreamland , Luna Park) over the years , the most recent was AstroLand which I think closed last year. But none of them were called Coney Island.
The Cyclone rollercoaster was across the street from AstroLand and I think it was owned by them. But you could buy a ticket just for the coaster. I wonder who owns it now? You would think they would want the image to be used.


BWAHAHAHAHAHAA

Hilarious. I'm surprised you managed to wring that much humor out of that much blah. Tim in the apron was worth it. Worth the whole season of suffering. Maybe.


If it's true, as some other posters have said, that Irina got her "reasons to love NYC" list from NY Magazine then there may be some issues there as well. Tim did ask her if those were her ideas and she was pretty vague. So she may run into trouble with her revised tee shirts as well.

For the record, I don't hate Irina. She's far too boring to hate. But she does annoy me greatly, mainly because her very high opinion of herself and her work doesn't seem warranted by what she's produced. And she certainly doesn't come across as very warm or likeable. So I'd love to see her take a tumble, especially for something brought on by her own stupidity and hubris. I will reserve judgment until I see her collection on the runway, and I do hate it when people claim that current PR designers are copying previous PR contestants, but I do think her collection looks an awfully lot like Jillian's, minus the taste, creativity and beauty.


Oh, yeah, I forgot about two other things I liked: Swatch the cat (how cute!), and seeing Gordana look rested and relaxed. So nice after the stressy look she had for the latter half of the regular season.


When is that prissy-gay-men-who-hunt-serial-killers show coming on, because I would TOTALLY watch that!


Do you think I could have some mud flaps printed with that silhouette of Tim dancing? B/C I would love to put that on our pickup.


I just want to know - what is the point of having Nina and Michael come to coach the designers at that point in the process? A couple days before the show - it's not like they will be able to do a whole lot at that point.

(Although, it will be interesting to see if Irina does regain her sanity and inject some color into her collection.)


One of the best parts of the show was the commercial for "Nine." Can't wait to see it. Hopefully, unlike the great commercial for "Juno" all the best parts of the movie aren't in that 60 seconds.


makes me glad I gave up cable. Now I don't even have to watch it online.

Moving on.


Was swatch the creature that we caught a glimpse of from above when they were leaving mood? Looked like a French bulldog to me.


Just when Irina is dangling over the bitch precipice-1) all black, 2) ignoring Nina, and 3) having miles of shit to fix.....she gets Gordana, who is easily the most competent person in the room.

Stomps off to look for a brick to throw at the TV.


Here's something to think about:
I was just watching Oprah's karaoke challenge conclude. I think it covered just 3 episodes of her show (maybe 4). They searched the country for the best karaoke singers & had them perform on a few episodes with viewers voting for favorites.

The winner got $250,000; 2nd place $100,000; 3rd place $50,000. And all the others who made it to the semis got $25k each.

When you compare that to the PR winner getting $100K, and none of the other contestants getting anything at all - after an entire season (& forever reruns) and lots of product placement were gotten out of them, the PR producers seem ever cheaper than before.

--GothamTomato


Anonymous 11/13/09 3:59 PM said:

but I do think her collection looks an awfully lot like Jillian's, minus the taste, creativity and beauty.


Srsly? She doesn't come across on screen as the most likeable person on the planet, but I can't begin to believe it's possible to judge her collection as tasteless or beauty-less. It's a sharp, well-made, and very tasteful collection. I think you must be confusing her collection with Althea's asstravaganza.

I don't think there's any real resemblance to Jillian's, except in the very general sense that both played with hard and soft, masculine and feminine. Unless maybe you're just thinking of the hats.


Swatch is a Boston Terrier. According to a couple of blogs, he's been on before. He's quite popular on the Internet. A quick google of mood swatch will bring up several blogs about him.


What was Irina supposed to do with Nina's advice, scrap her entire collection? Too late to be telling someone to avoid an all-black runway show.


Presumptuous Insect

I laughed out loud at "Swatches" but the rest of the show was the single dullest episode in Project Runway history.

The only real enjoyment I have had this season was reading Chris March's excellent blog.

Not having Michael Kors's on regularly really ruined the show for me. Klum can't facilitate a good discussion, nor can she make either interesting or clever or referential or amusing commentary on the designers' pieces.

She has gone all Tyra on us, and I, for one, have had it with her.

Bring back Kors!!! Bring back NYC!!! Or this is IT for this viewer.


I wonder who Althea paid to properly stitch and finish her clothes for her.


i'm not dorothy gale

I'd be really surprised if you boys couldn't hear me, here in the Midwest, shrieking with laughter over the "Tim/rub lotion/senator's daughter" screencap.

Thank God I wasn't at work. And really, the sad part is that what we watched/dozed through was the EXCITING STUFF! Imagine what the edits were like....bleaaaaaghhhhh


I watched the first and last 10 minutes of the show. Looks like I didn't miss much (not sure if that's supposed to sound disappointed or not).

*goes back to re-watching seasons 1 and 2 for the umpteenth time*


My favorites had nothing to do with fashion, which is telling of the collections: Tim in the apron and Althea in straight hair (MUCH better than her Ellie Mae look). Still think it's Irina for the win, but it's all ho-hum for this entire year.


Gordana was the best part of the episode.

"Gordana, you're amazing, you know that?"
"I know."


Susan ID said:
Just to clarify, I'm not an Irina hater - I am an Irina aggravated disliker.

I like this distinction.


Love your TV show ideas, but I think he'd be better suited for a high-stakes international thriller series. . .


Scenes from 24: Gunn's Out

"Tactical team! Gather 'round!"

"This terror plot, it concerns me."

"Agent Jones, I just want you to think carefully about cutting this red wire. Will it accomplish what you are trying to do here?"


Sewing Siren said...
The reason the designers almost always show up with unfinished garments is because they don't have their models assigned to them yet. It is easier to make fit corrections on an unfinished garment than a finished one.

11/13/09 3:20 PM


Let's see if my powers of recall are accurate....

Irina brought in a 10 foot long dress.

Carol Hannah was shown draping a blue dress while Christopher was ruffling a gold gown.

The only one who seemed to be making unexpected changes was Althea, who began to rethink major pieces in her collection after receiving less than positive feedback from Tim Gunn.


Your "Silence of the Lambs" reference today is the best part of last night's episode.

Waaaaay beyond too bored to care or comment - just wanted to say hi.


What's so odd about women in a family resembling each other? They weren't clones, they just looked related. You know... like lots of related people. She and her sister could be twins, but that's still not weird.
I actually thought Irina looked more like her father than her mother.
It's like you had to make something up to say though, so I'll cut you some slack. You're welcome.


Oh, and if anyone DOES decide to start a cleaning service using pissy gay men, just make sure you roll it out nationwide, like Merry Maids. I'd hire you in a minute.

You could call it Prisstine Cleaning Service.


Sorry, make that PRISSY gay men. Lost an 'r' in there somewhere...


Egads!! I love me some Gunn!!

Tim was so much more relaxed and back to his sweet funny self since the show got out of Hell-A. Thank the gods! He was the only part of the show I wanted to watch. The rest...zzzzzzzzzzzzzz

MOTR was a waste of a half hour of my life. Thank you very much.

I would LOVE to watch Tim as a prissy gay serial killer hunter. Or how about a prissy gay history professor who swashbuckles all over the planets battling Nazis and evildoers for priceless artifacts? He can say "Egads!" all he wants, fret over his manicure and his impeccable suit while using his bullwhip to put fashion-impaired fascists in their place.

Swatch and CH's kitty can be his sidekicks.


BeccaGo said.....
"Forgot to add: Gordana's boots were the second best part.

Seriously --- and she looked really good in them, too. Last night's episode made me ill because it got me reminiscing *again* about seasons past (I've been doing it a lot since the nightmare called, season six started). Who can forget the season one finale where Wendy, Jay & Kara Saun got into it in the hotel room, the Kara Saun shoe debacle and the amazing runway show where Jaybird won with his absolutely fabulous collection? I can't even think about how this season will end because like most other viewers, I can't even muster up enough energy or enthusiasm to care. I may watch. I may not. But I'll definitely read TLo's re-cap on the day following.


- edina -


I'm calling Carol Hannah for the win. Nice girls always finish first on Lifetime.

(Then there's the fact that Irina is getting the villain edit, not to mention Nina's damning verdict on an all-black collection. And neither Althea nor Logan can execute for beans, and her collection looks like ass to begin with.)


"Oh, and if anyone DOES decide to start a cleaning service using pissy gay men, just make sure you roll it out nationwide, like Merry Maids. I'd hire you in a minute."

How about the name Fairy Maids?


The title of this post was worth the price of admission.

Maybe there is still time for Carol Hannah to puke all over the other collections. My fingers are crossed.


WHERE IS THE COLOR?!! What is it about Season 6 designers being allergic to non-neutral hues? Everything has been black, gray, white or shades of tan/beige. I was starting to get excited about Althea's reddish/fuschia-coloured dress which evidently won't appear on the runway.


Anon said:
"Gordana was the best part of the episode.

"Gordana, you're amazing, you know that?"
"I know."


That was my favorite part!

The rest of the episode (which I fast-forwarded through at 1 am this morning) was so much boring drivel, with the exception of Tim in all his domestic magnificence.

And of course, the utterly adorable dog, Swatch.

When does S7 start, seriously?


Listen, if someone was willing to come and clean my house, I wouldn't care if it was a prissy gay man, a butch lesbian, the Michelin Man, or Martha freakin' Stewart herself.


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