I've almost totally freed my self from watching TV, especially TV series, which can be quite addicting. For instance, I watched a couple of episodes of Glee a few months back and I was on the brink of downloading every episode of the show until I realized it could very well be the start of a relapse and on towards a full TV addiction yet again (I used to base my routine around the schedule of Oprah for instance... go on, cringe).
Currently, I watch TV for just about thirty minutes a day. During breakfast, I switch between CNN, BBC, and Chic Channel (the local Fashion TV).
Not that I don't watch TV shows. I'm now following three reality shows.
I watch the new season (is it 16?) of The Amazing Race on AXN. No one can make me leave the house on a Monday evening for fear of missing my still favorite TV show for many years now. I would absolutely drop everything in my life if I could just join this show, even its crappy Asian counterpart (but 80% of their contestants are celebrities so I would not even bother to send an audition tape... but wait, I'm a celebrity, chai mai?).
The last episode was shot in Seychelles and practically all of the teams (except for the smart and uber chica lesbian couple) could not pronounce the country's name, much less know where it is on the map. The beauty of The Amazing Race is how it educates people on geography and culture, and largely it encourages us to explore more of the world.
Anyway, back to Project Runway... there's no remarkable personalities this season (except perhaps for Anthony, who was eliminated in the last episode, unfortunately). Given the lack of distraction, we should be able to focus more on the designs. But the creativity of this season's contestant is nothing groundbreaking. Also, there are way too many sponsored episodes, such as some stupid Garnier, L'Oreal, or HP challenge. Damn, that show has sold itself to the corporations.
For the first time, there's Filipino contestant. Jay, from what I remember, is from Hawaii. He has won about two challenges now but lately he had been quite erratic in his outputs, even landing in the bottom two a couple of episodes ago.
I checked the final collections on the internet (which they showed during the latest Fashion Week in Bryant Park), and my guess is Jay is one of the top three contestants. The other, two are Emilio and Seth Aron. In as much as I want Jay to win, my money's on Seth Aron's well-constructed garments and coherent point of view.
But damn, this is really one of my guilty pleasures and you can kill me now.
Well, what is there to say about this new season... Really, nothing much. It's the same old bitchy girls who are nowhere near becoming supermodels. Half of them do not know what they're doing, aside from a lot of finger wagging and yelling inside the model house. Ahhh, I watch ANTM for those.
And the photoshoots are as mediocre, even as inane, as the previous seasons... exactly the reason why I keep on coming back too!
And Tyra, oh Tyra... what shall we do with you? I just LOVE hating you.