Project Runway beyond the Thunderdome
Two men enter! One man leaves! Two men enter! One man leaves!
Only hours until the premiere of Season six and Lifetime is pulling out all the stops in an effort to ensure past fans of the Bravo series make the transition over for Season six. Lifetime has produced an ultra-special ALL-STAR CHALLENGE, to air before the season premiere (8:00PM ET/7:00PM CT).
Eight designers from past shows will enter the Thunderdome, but only one will leave! Oh, if only Lifetime was the kind of network where Heidi Klum could ride a zip line onto the runway, mohawk fluttering behind her in the breeze, asking contestants to “Remember where you are. This is Project Runway. Nina Garcia is listening and will take the first designer who screams.” Tim Gunn roaming the floor of the cage-enclosed cutting & draping room screaming, “Dyeing time’s here!” Santino Rice would obviously be cast as the Mel Gibson’s, Man with No Name, character. While Daniel Vosovic is clearly the fierce competitor (cursed with the mind of a child) Blaster, and beloved by Master, as played by Michael Kors. Lifetime had a chance to completely re-vamp Project Runway into the bloodthirsty death-match it was always meant to be…but did they seize said opportunity? Nnnnooooo. Why am I the only one to see the true potential of reality TV?
Since Lifetime (television for women! And their gay best friends!) refuses to go apocalyptic on Runway’s ass, I am forced to look for my blood sports elsewhere. And like manna from heaven, so did Models of the Runway appear. Slotted immediately after Project Runway (11:00PM Et/10:00PM CT), this spin-off promises to
“…give fans a behind-the-scenes look at the reality competition – from the models’ perspective. Viewers can experience the drama, anxiety, joys, tears and frustrations as the models themselves face elimination each week and compete for a cash prize and photo spread in Marie Claire magazine.”
I, for one, CAN NOT WAIT to experience my own anxiety, joys, tears and frustrations as the models share their perspective on the competition with the American public. I’m sure it will be insightful and succinct, because models are nothing if not beautiful shells in which hide depths of wisdom. And it’s okay for me to make fun of Models of the Runway because I will be glued to my TV at 10 PM every Thursday watching it, and I only hurt because I care.
And I will have a lot of hurting to dish out this season, with ProRun’s cast of sixteen new emotional designers, and my weekly Friday re-cap (or as I like to think of it, my FROTHY FRIDAY RUNWAY RE-CAP!). So enjoy the Season Six premiere tonight (9:00PM ET/8:00PM CT), along with all the trappings of past designers and hungry models, and I’ll see you bright and early Friday morning with a little re-cap list of awesome moments.