Friday, October 31, 2014

TAR25, Recap Leg 6, 10/31/14

Welcome to Leg 6! Last time, on I Think the French Guy Liked Me, teams raced from Denmark to Morocco and spent a lot of time hanging out in Jemma El-Fnaa in Marrakesh.  Food Carts!  Hanging carpets!  One armed Roadblocks (and Detours)!  Shelley gets into it with Keith and creates a rivalry which is snuffed when the Flight Attendants use their U-Turn and Keith and Whitney are eliminated.  Who will be eliminated. . . next? (click for more)

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Project Runway All Stars 10/30/14--"Made in Manhattan" summary

Previously on Project Runway: All these people were on the show, and you’ll notice the only person from the Bravo era of the show is Chris March. Everyone else is a new Lifetime “eh, no one will notice our producer manipulation” contestant. Also last season you’ll remember Seth Aaron won, which means he won the regular show and then also All-Stars. That’s why you don’t need previous winners. (click for more)

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Project Runway 10/30/14--"Reunion" summary

Previously on Project Runway: Sean won and a bunch of drama happened. I don’t need to recap it for you because we’re clearly going to talk about it for an hour. Should be some good drama. (click for more)

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Top Chef 10/29/14--"The Curse of the Bambino" summary

Previously on “Top Chef”: The Quickfire tried to teach us about Paul Revere, which was not really educational but we’ve certainly had dumber themes. James wins, which makes him and his Patrick Swayze tattoo happy. But he does not get immunity. The Elimination Challenge is to serve some firefighters and police, and also be in teams. Of course since Aaron and Keriann had a dumb argument in the Stew Room they are on a team together, and proceed to fight the entire episode. But you know how this goes. A non-drama team will win, while the drama team is on the bottom but no one actually goes home from that team. Instead Joy, who served raw veal, was given the boot. (click for more)

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Saturday, October 25, 2014

TAR25, Recap Leg 5, 10/24/14

Welcome to Leg 5! Last time, on It May Be Mating Season, teams raced from the Shetland Islands down to Copenhagen, where the Cyclists took an early lead.  The Dentists fell completely apart, and the Flight Attendants were passive aggressive towards each other.  In the end, Kym and Alli won two cars, Shelley and Nici didn’t kill each other, and Misti and Jim tried to use the Save, but silly Phil wouldn’t let them as it was a non-elimination leg.  Who will be eliminated. . . next? (click for more)

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Project Runway 10/23/14--"Finale Part 2" summary

Previously on Project Runway: This dumb season. I can’t even bring myself to care who wins, meaning that my earlier animosity for Amanda has faded out because I’m tired of this show. The only person I dislike is Korina and even then I just want her to go. She’s not even a good villain. So everyone made collections and they didn’t eliminate anyone last week but they did tell everyone exactly how to win. Especially Kini. (click for more)

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Top Chef 10/23/14--"Boston's Bravest and Finest" summary

Previously on “Top Chef”: Our season started in Boston, where everyone bragged about their awards (as you do) and Padma introduced both Richard Blais as a new judge, and the Sudden Death Quickfire, where someone can be sent home in the middle of the episode. I like this. It turns out it’s technically the CHANCE someone will be sent home, as George was the slowest in the mise in place relay race, but he got the chance to battle Gregory by cooking the mise in place ingredients. Had he won, he could have stayed, but Gregory won so George went home. I couldn’t bring myself to care that much because we just met him 20 minutes ago. Then everyone had to cook for the Top Chef Food Festival. You have to make a dish based on the first thing you learned to cook. Or something. I wasn’t paying attention. Mei made congee and won, while Michael made corn soup with salmon roe and was sent home. It didn’t sound that great. (click for more)

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Sunday, October 19, 2014

TAR25, Recap Leg 4, 10/17/14

Welcome to Leg 4! Last time, on My Livestock Animals of Northern Scotland Are Broken!,  teams raced across the United Kingdom to the Shetland Islands.  Scott from the Boston Firefighters badly twisted his ankle at the beginning of the leg, greatly hindering his mobility.  The Wrestlers fell behind as usual.  The Dentists smiled their way to another first place finish, and even though Gaysian lack of driving ability threatened to eliminate Tim and TeJay, Michael and Scott got worse instructions from pub patrons, and were eliminated.  Who will be eliminated. . . next? (click for more)

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Project Runway 10/16/14--"Finale Part 1" summary

Previously on Project Runway: something about “street chic” and then everyone tried to make boring mall clothes, and then they had to remake a losing outfit. Mysteriously Korina got paired with Char, but she said she didn’t want to be there and she wouldn’t be any help anyway so she was allowed to leave. In the end no one actually won anything, and Emily was eliminated. Like they would eliminate Char. (click for more)

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Top Chef 10/15/14--"Sudden Death" summary

Previously on “Top Chef”: Nicholas won and that wasn’t so great. He was kind of a jerk to his servers. Whatever, it’s over and this show is better than “Project Runway” or at least hides its producer manipulation better. Usually. (click for more)

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

TAR25, Recap Leg 3, 10/10/14

Welcome to Leg 3! Last time, on Roadblock?  We Don’t Need No Stinking Roadblock,  teams raced from the US Virgin Islands to London England.  The Wrestlers struggled at the Changing of the Guards, and other teams certainly couldn’t punt a boat.  But Adam and Bethany managed to snag an Express Pass and first place, while the YDC and Flight Attendants had a race to the finish, causing Dennis and Isabelle to be eliminated.  Who will be eliminated. . . next? (click for more)

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Thursday, October 9, 2014

Project Runway 10/9/14--"Fashion Week: Who's In & Who's Out" summary

Previously on Project Runway: teams of two had to make clothing out of the contents of storage bins. Then they had to make a third look which was somehow related. The teams were pretty drama-free. Kini made a dress out of a soccer ball and was made the winner. Pretty much exactly what the judges love when they have “unconventional materials”. Korina and Char were deemed the worst, but rather than just getting rid of Korina (because we all know they won’t get rid of Char) they made the two of them make a dress in an hour to be judged again. Korina complained mightily about how Char was terrible and this was not fair and blah blah, and then was eliminated. Then went back to the Scrap Bin to call Char out and then be like “It’s not about you.” Should Char still be in the competition? Well she’s been saved three times, by many counts. Is Korina a better designer? Maybe. Is it possible that Korina knows it’s the producers’ fault she’s out and they just made sure to edit out all her bitching at them so it looks like she blames Char? Yeah they would totally do that. But I don’t care. She still complained about how Char was so much worse than her and she’s been complaining about everyone this whole time. All her sound bites are condescending declarations about how no one else is anywhere near her level. Yeah, editing, but the words still have to come out of your mouth. Char could have sent down a naked model and I would still be glad Korina was eliminated because then I don’t have to hear her anymore. And I am guessing many agree with me. (click for more)

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Saturday, October 4, 2014

TAR25, Recap Leg 2, 10/3/14

Welcome to Leg 2! Last time, on TAR8 Didn’t Leave the US on the First Leg, Why Should We?, teams raced from the original departure city of New York to the capital city of the US Virgin Islands.  We find out the winning team of the leg gets the Save, to be used on themselves before leg 9 to keep themselves from elimination.  We have a Roadblock reminiscent of TAR22, that caused three teams to take a time penalty and race to the Pit Stop.  The Dentists got the Save, and the Realtors finished last in a foot race, causing their elimination.  Who will be eliminated. . . next? (click for more)

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Friday, October 3, 2014

Project Runway 10/2/14--"The Highest Bidder" summary

Previously on Project Runway: not only did we have the makeover/”real” woman challenge, but everyone had to find models in a park. Just random people off the street. How interesting that every single designer picked out a thin, white, young, tall woman. Alexander even turned down a girl because she was too short. Terrible. Then Char got a preschool teacher who specifically asked for an outfit to wear to her husband’s band’s gigs on the weekend. She got some shorts and a jacket with a peplum, which weren’t that short. The peplum was weird though. But then Nina was like “but she’s a preschool teacher” which just infuriated me (and many people) because teachers do not have to be super modestly dressed all the damn time. She SPECIFICALLY asked for a non-work outfit. And the shorts were not as short as Amanda’s crappy skirt. Anyway, Alexander was eliminated for a mostly boring outfit, and Korina won because her model chopped off all her hair. Her jacket was OK, I’m not angry she won, but you know that’s why. (click for more)

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