I’ve been watching a lot of TV lately. Actually reruns of TV. I just finished the second season of Project Runway and after a freaking 10 year wait, MTV finally released the entire series of “Daria” on DVD. So yes, I’ve been fully embracing couch potatodom. Which means I have no time to blog. I love TV so I thought I’d dedicate this blogpost to it.
Project Runway. Season Two is the best season of Project Runway I have seen so far. The best. I’ve only seen season one and the last two seasons on Lifetime (BTW Lifetime…you totally ruined Project Runway….it should have never come off Bravo). Santino’s impression of Tim Gunn alone made the season for me. He had me falling off the couch laughing. And all the songs he made up? “Daniel Franco, where did ya go?” Hilarious. They had some really interesting challenges, like making a garden dress out of actual flowers and plants. And Santino’s lingerie collection will go down in history as the ugliest lingerie ever created. And the best Michael Kors criticism came out of this season. He called Raymundo’s Barbie dress the “Barefoot Appalachian Lil’ Abner Barbie.” Hah! I’m still not sure that if Chloe’s collection deserved the win. But neither did Santino’s or Daniel V.’s and somebody had to win. She’s had a pretty good career since the show so it obviously paid off for her. Thank you Netflix! I can’t wait for Season 3 to arrive.
Daria. Best. Cartoon. Ever. If you’ve never seen an episode of Daria I truly feel sorry for you. It’s funny because Daria was a spin-off of Beavis and Butthead and was lightyear’s ahead in story telling and humor. In fact, I can’t believe they are even associated with each other. Daria is an intelligent, sarcastic “brain” in her high school. She and her best friend Jane’s (a fellow social outcast) commentary on the goings on in Lawndale are smart, funny, and a little sad. It is satire of teenage suburban American life at it’s best. I’ve been watching so much Daria lately that I have increased the amount of sarcasm I normally engage in and my tone is suddenly monotone. I have loved re-watching the episodes I haven’t seen in a decade. Thank you MTV. You made this simple girl’s dreams come true.
The Biggest Loser. Tonight was the season finale. I predicted that Michael would win and I was right. If Koli hadn’t been eliminated by the at-home audience, he would have won with losing 53% of his body weight. If I were him, I’d be pissed. Personally, I thought Koli looked too skinny and he could stand to put on 20 pounds or so. He kind of had that bobble-head look going on. Did anyone else wish they would have shown more of Sam and Stephenie’s romance on campus? I’m so glad that the evil Melissa didn’t win the at-home prize. Too bad, she could have used the money to get herself a face-lift. Oohhh, I’m going to hell for that one. But that’s the problem with losing weight as you get older…it makes you look A LOT older. But anyway, out of all the contestants I really didn’t think at the beginning of the season Michael would win. He was kind of a slacker. But somewhere along the line he started to believe in himself. And he looks good. I don’t know if I can wait until the Fall for the next season to start.
Community. Community is the funniest show on television right now. It has stolen that title from The Office (which was decidedly not funny this season). I’ve loved Joel McHale ever since he started hosting The Soup and dang that boy is fine. I love the ensemble cast. Who knew that Chevy Chase was actually funny? Ahbed and Troy’s relationship is my favorite part of the show. The paint ball episode will go down in history as the funniest 1/2 hours of television ever. I’m glad I stuck with the show because the first two episodes weren’t as brilliantly funny as the rest of the season. My only fear is that Joel McHale will leave The Soup to concentrate on Community full time. Don’t do it Joel!
Amazon sent me some good news the other day via email. One of my favorite shows of all time, Everwood, is releasing season 3 on DVD. Between that, Daria, and catching up on all the seasons of Project Runway, I’m going to have a very eyes-glazed-over lazy summer.