season 3 of project runway started on wednesday -- yay! there's no other show i'd rather watch ... unless it's this one ... or this one (which doesn't get watched anymore because the previous show airs at the same time).
i usually don't like reality tv very much. it's not scripted but it is in a way. it's all in the production and editing, right? i know reality is often stranger than fiction, but some of these shows are so over the top and, because there's oftentimes a lot of money at stake, you end up seeing the ugly side of people, which is disheartening to me.
don't get me wrong, there has been some mean spiritedness and ugliness on prior seasons of project runway. but there's just something about the show and the contestants i attached myself to. i'm definitely drawn to the creative aspect of the show, and i have to admit i pulled out my sewing machine after getting hooked on season 2. (not that i know how to sew clothes; as i've proudly declared before, i can only sew straight lines and there's only so much you can create with straight lines.)
i haven't found the one person i love on the show (on season 2 that would've been daniel v.) but it's only been one episode. however, there are a few who may make it on my list of season 3 villains. you know who they are; they want to be perceived as badass because they're out to win, not make friends. the usual blah blah blah of reality television. on a show like this, though, it almost doesn't matter how mean (or nice) you are. if you can't come up with a good design and execute it, there's no way you can win. and compared to other reality shows it's harder to play psychological games and sabotage the other contestants. all in all it makes for good tv watching, and i won't miss a single episode!