Thursday, January 31, 2013

Project Runway 1/31/13--"Spin Out" summary

Previously on Project Runway: There were two teams, but unlike the real world, you don’t have to make your garment match your team at all. Also, didn’t they say it would be teams of two for the whole season? Did I make that up? I’m pretty sure I read it somewhere, only I can’t remember where, and clearly that’s not what happened so I don’t know. Everyone was supposed to make garments that showcase themselves as designers, inspired by New York. Daniel made a suit, with crop pants and a peplum with a bubble hem. It was interesting, I’m OK with the win. Emily very nearly sent her model down naked, and in the end she was sent home for having poor time management skills. (click for more)

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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Top Chef 1/30/13--"Chefs at Sea" summary

Previously on “Top Chef”: there was a sushi-making Quickfire, which Stefan won, impressive. Then Tom asked for fried chicken for himself and his chef friends. Apparently they wanted fried chicken, and not anything else. The secret requirement is bones. You have to leave it on the bone. Being creative is not allowed, lest the drunk judges mock you. Josh made fried chicken, so he won. Josie also actually did make fried chicken, but it was greasy and Tom I guess heard about what really happened at Restaurant Wars because he was DONE with her excuses and they sent her home. (click for more)

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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Project Runway 1/24/13--"There Is No I in Team" summary

Previously on Project Runway: You guys, I’ve been writing about “Project Runway” since last July. Last. July.

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Top Chef 1/23/13--"Wolfgang Cluck's" summary

Previously on “Top Chef”: Restaurant Wars! It was men vs. women. Stefan had terrible service, but Sheldon’s food was so wonderful that his team still won. Josie screwed up her bouillabaisse, because she wouldn’t start it when Kristen told her to. But the judges had no idea what went on, so when Kristen refused to throw her under the bus, they didn’t know that if Josie had done what Kristen had asked, they would have finished the broth in time to put gelatin in it and then it would have been fine. I know Kristen wanted to take responsibility, but she could have said “Josie didn’t finish in time”. Anyway, Kristen was sent home, and both Tom and Gail said in their blogs that had they known what was going on, they would have made a different decision. I mean, they didn’t come right out and say “We would have sent Josie home” but it certainly sounds that way. (click for more)

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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Project Runway All Stars 1/17/13--"Go Big or Go Home" summary

Previously on Project Runway: everyone got to go to Paris and make couture gowns. Emilio and Anthony Ryan did very well, and Josh and Uli had to spend an hour remaking their gowns. Uli used her lining to make a whole new gown, and she won the weird mini-challenge. Josh was sent home. So our final three are Uli, Emilio, and Anthony Ryan. I’m fine with it, I just wish there was some suspense about it. (NOT a spoiler, just my prediction) (click for more)

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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Top Chef 1/16/13--"Restaurant Wars" summary

Previously on “Top Chef”: The Quickfire was to make dishes with ginger. Exciting. Then it was Restaurant Wars, sort of. Everyone has to come up with a concept, and then make one dish that showcases your idea. Then the judges picked Sheldon and Kristen to be the executive chefs, based on their home-style Filipino and contemporary French, respectively. Micah decided to have a raw restaurant, which wasn’t that great, and he was sent home. Yes, that means the teams are uneven. They didn’t say if that would be addressed or if Sheldon is just screwed. (click for more)

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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Project Runway All Stars 1/10/13--"Couture de France" summary

Previously on Project Runway: the remaining designers had to design “makeover” outfits for female veterans. It was a good challenge. Josh did very well and won, even though I think he had some extra challenges (his veteran lost a leg). Anthony Ryan’s veteran was a self-proclaimed “boob hider”, and his dress actually drew attention to them. Yes, I know she was larger than a model would have been, but there had to have been a million ways he could have made a more flattering dress. It has nothing to do with her chest size. But, the minute he’s in danger, magically no one is eliminated and all four designers are moving on to this week. Whatever. (click for more)

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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Top Chef 1/9/13--"Battle Before the War" summary

Previously on “Top Chef”: a Quickfire involving knife sharpening and then an Elimination challenge involving “memorable” moments from past seasons. Some were actually memorable, like “I’m not your bitch, bitch”. Some were not. Lizzie and John both end up on the bottom, and are tasked to make something related to this season’s memorable moment: CJ failing at burgers. So they do, and John is irritated because he thinks he couldn’t find a proper pan, so that’s why his food sucked, and Lizzie is on him about taking all her dill and leaving the oven open, but she should be grateful because he shared the pickles with her. As if the judges wouldn’t have seen right through that bull. In the end, to the celebration of everyone, John loses. (click for more)

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Friday, January 4, 2013

Project Runway All Stars 1/3/13--"All Stars and Stripes" summary

Previously on "Project Runway": the designers had to make a dress to be sold by Elie Tahari. So that means making sure it's on budget and able to be sewn and whatnot. Anthony Ryan won again, because he wins too many things, and Ivy went home for not listening about the print. Josh should have gone home but clearly they are waiting for him to do or say something stupid. (click for more)
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Top Chef 1/2/13--"Past Suppers" summary

Previously on "Top Chef": the chefs gathered fresh oysters to make a dish for Emeril. Micah won with his hot oysters and arugula salad. Then everyone had to make dishes for roller derby girls, which was a good challenge, I think. Random and still food-related. Josie was loud and irritated everyone, and then accused Micah of being closeted, which doesn't make any sense since he hadn't dragged her sexuality into it at all. John and Brooke won, for beef and rice (it did sound good) and Bart was sent home for consistently underseasoning his food. But not before Josie was kind of a jerk about it. I get that he should season his food more, but if he asks you to check it and you don't check it you can't really put all the blame on him. (click for more)
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