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Sunday, May 15, 2016

TAR 28 Recap Leg 12, 5-13-16

Welcome to Leg 12! Last time, on God, Another Season of Gimmicky Nonsense, 11 teams of internet celebrities raced from their hometowns around the world. As usual, eight teams were eliminated along the way, most recently Burnie and Ashley when they fell into the trap of travelling to the Shenzhen Civic Center, which was pictured on the clue, instead of the Library Terrace, which was printed on the clue. (Toyouke: “I barely remember some of these people.”) That leaves best friends Tyler and Korey, who took an early lead in the race and then fumbled about halfway through, leading to one of the closest races to the Pit Stop in race history. Since then, they’ve recovered, and managed three first place finishes in a row. Also in the running are engaged dancers Dana and Matt, who, although a strong team, had numerous meltdowns on the race and threatened to quit more than once. And quintessential underdogs, mother and son Sheri and Cole, with their positive attitude and crazy luck of being last on two of the three nonelimination legs, managed to squeeze through to the third spot. Who will win The Amazing Race 28? (click for more)
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Thursday, May 12, 2016

Interview with Sam from "Project Runway: All Stars"

Normally I don't go looking for things like this, but here is an interview with Sam. I very much enjoy reading, as the spiritual successor to Television Without Pity. Be warned that the interviewer, while a very funny woman whom I enjoy reading, is also a Sam fan.

Opinions behind the cut: (click for more)
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Sunday, May 8, 2016

TAR 28 Recap Leg 11, 5-8-16

Welcome to Leg 11! Last time, on I Hope It Doesn’t Cock-a-Doodle Doo Doo On Me!, 5 teams continued to race through Bali. The detour dealt with chickens and coconuts, and when given the chance, Tyler and Korey U-Turned Brodie and Kurt, protected by Burnie and Ashley. As a result, Tyler and Korey win their fourth leg (since Brodie has to do the Roadblock) and Brodie and Kurt were eliminated. Who will be eliminated. . . next? (click for more)
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Friday, May 6, 2016

Project Runway All Stars 5/5/16--"New York State of Mind" summary

Previously on “Project Runway All Stars”: the designers were asked to create their own fabrics, with a “print on print” design, and then choose more prints to make something hopefully not crazy. Ken doesn't do prints and freaked out for most of the episode. Dom won, because she has always mixed prints really well. Kini also did fine. Then Alyssa pretended they haven't had two non-elimination episodes this season and made Sam and Ken have one of their stupid one-hour “take these old outfits and make something new” challenges. Ken made a terrible print, it's true, but Sam made another jumpsuit and used that same mesh that he's been using. If you judge just on this episode Ken should have gone home, but if you look at the whole season Sam should have gone home several times over so when the judges decided his lumpy jacket he made in an hour was crap, I'm not sorry he was eliminated. It was long overdue. (click for more)
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Sunday, May 1, 2016

TAR 28 Recap Leg 10, 4-29-16

Welcome to Leg 10! Last time, on That’s One of Tyler’s Ex-Boyfriends, 6 teams made their way to Bali, Indonesia. There was snake, fruit and water carrying, and Rachel had a hard time with the water. Sheri and Cole successfully completed a Speed Bump, and a Double Roadblock leg caused Kurt to max out of Roadblocks, forcing Brodie to complete at least one. As per whenever Brodie had to complete a Roadblock this season, Tyler and Kurt won the leg (Toyouke: “I do enjoy that whenever Brodie has to take a Roadblock and actually complete it, Tyler and Korey win the leg.”), and Zach and Rachel couldn’t overcome Brodie’s incompetence, and were eliminated. Who will be eliminated. . . next? (click for more)
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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Project Runway All Stars 4/28/16--"Prince of Prints" summary

Previously on “Project Runway All Stars”: the usual “avant-garde” challenge asked the designers to be inspired by artwork. As usual no one was really avant-garde but I'm no longer surprised by it. Sam decided to make his dress about gay marriage, and it was horrible. But unlike how it usually goes, when someone doesn't follow directions and tries to make a dress out of their lives for pity points, Sam was not eliminated. Because of course. Ken sort of called him out, but not that well because he was trying to take the tack of “I just don't think you're working to your potential”. Ken himself won by making a dramatic dress with a huge collar that acted like blinders. Emily was sent home for making something boring. Also for not having as much drama as Sam, I'm pretty sure. (click for more)
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Saturday, April 23, 2016

TAR 28 Recap Leg 9, 4-22-16

Welcome to Leg 9! Last time, on Ooo, Girl, Sand!, 6 teams made their way to Dubai. Sheri immediately got lost when she had to drive herself. Everyone else managed to deal with camels in various ways, but not faster than Brodie and Kurt, who managed to get to the Roadblock first, stumping Brodie and causing the use of the Express Pass. (It is important to note that Brodie has done exactly three roadblocks: find an emerald in mud, hang glide in the snow, and this one, which he Express Passed. When Brodie did the other two, Tyler and Korey won the leg. Just saying.) In the meantime, Sheri and Cole came in last, but were saved by the last non-elimination of the season. Who will be eliminated. . . next? (click for more)
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