Monday, September 22, 2014

Project Runway news!

Is it just me, or has Project Runway gone down the toilet a little? I mean, really. The challenges are still not too ridiculous - I'm still okay with the avant garde and the unconventional (material) challenges, but perhaps it's happening more than once a season for the last few seasons?

Even the prize package now seems a tad lacklustre to me, the non-American viewer. Let me start with the sponsors - RED ROBIN? Really?! One of the prizes is to design a new uniform for Red Robin servers? Oy vey. Oh well - at least it's not TGI Fridays? When you've learned to tune out the prizes portion of the show, you don't miss a thing like that.

Even the accessories wall in the workroom seems to be going further up the high street - the ALDO accessories wall? Seriously? Who's gonna get the wall next? H&M?

I suppose if you make it far enough, you might be invited back to compete on All-Stars, which has the (really) better prize package for the winner.

Another piece of news is that they've announced a new spinoff called Project Runway: Threads with the under-18 age group of designers. The only face I recognised was Christian Siriano, which I guess was the point... and because he still looks pretty young :P

And who's glad that another season of All Stars is upon us? Whee! It's happening a week after the premiere of Threads, which will make for a double dose for about 8 episodes because that's how long Threads is running for. 

Sunday, September 21, 2014

In the Final Season of The Mentalist

As confirmed by cast member Tim Kang, the upcoming season of The Mentalist will be its last..
Quite frankly, I felt that the show was on thin ice once the Red John angle was done and dusted. I suppose it was nice for fans to see how life is treating Jane and the former CBI gang post Red John. Dismantling the CBI at the end of the fifth season in a way kind of addressed some people's complaints that CBI is a non-existent agency, so okay. An entire season of Jane causing havoc at the FBI office in Texas was pretty entertaining. 

I know people are into the Jisbon 'ship, but I really wasn't expecting it to HAPPEN at the end of the 6th season (I was with Cho on that one: "I don't see it"). I suppose this last season would be the one to explore that. Oh, so many questions...!!

I wonder if Rigsby and Van Pelt would make an appearance in this final season. I don't care one way or the other. 

I hope Cho doesn't die this season. 

I've been okay with this show being over for a couple of seasons now. I hope they go out with a bang (figuratively, not literally). 

If nothing else, this show will be in syndication ad infinitum since their 100th episode milestone has come and gone. 

Monday, September 1, 2014

Things on TV to say goodbye to before/in 2015

I know it's a little early because it's still August, but if people start brainstorming the year's best of lists ahead of time, why can't I? It's a mix of things on TV that will definitely be gone as we get into 2015. 
  1. The current incarnation of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson as we know it.
  2. "Stephen Colbert" and The Colbert Report 
  3. The Late Show with David Letterman
  4. Let's face it, this next season of The Mentalist is probably going to be the last season.
  5. I'll be darned if Franklin & Bash makes it another season. (That's for another blog post)
  6. I'll also be darned if Fred Armisen is still The 8G Band's band leader on Late Night with Seth Meyers.
  7. Mad Men
  8. True Blood
What else am I missing? Let me know...