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Thursday on TV: 'Project Runway' is really annoying me
OK, I'm willing to admit that I'm a fan of Project Runway (7 p.m., Lifetime). I was mocking my daughter for watching it a few years ago, and she got me to sit down and watch it with her.
Weirdly enough, I was hooked.
After last week's Season 13 premiere, I'm sort of tempted to give up on the show for a couple of reasons:
First, the winning dress last week was hideous. I could go to a thrift store, rip the bottom off a dress, cut the top of the sleeves open and stain it and I'd have something close to what the judges chose.<
I get that I don't understand fashion, but I do understand ugly.
And, second, I'm getting a little tired of how mean the judges are. There's a lot to criticize and, yes, it's part of the show. But watching Nina Garcia devastate contestants with made-for-TV zingers is grating on me.
This is an empty threat, of course. I'll continue watching. And I'll have a lot of fun complaining about and criticizing the show.
Elsewhere on TV ...
The Quest (7 p.m., Ch. 4): See the review here.
Dominion (7 and 9:05 p.m., Syfy): Datak turns to an unlikely ally for help after he's framed for a bizarre murder.
Big Brother (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Another houseguest is evicted.
Rookie Blue (8 and 9 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Andi has to defend herself at Duncan's dismissal hearing.
Welcome to Sweden (8 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Bruce tries to find a job.
Gang Related (8 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): Los Angelicos seek revenge for what they perceive as Ryan's betrayal.
PCL baseball (8 p.m., CBSSN): Tocoma Rainiers at Salt Lake Bees
Working the Engels (8:30 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Jenna is asked by a former client to handle an important merger.
Last Comic Standing (9 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): The Top 5 comics perform — and Jay Leno returns (briefly) to NBC as a mentor in this episode.