Project Runway has always been a true guilty pleasure that has provided much entertainmeent. The first 5 seasons were on Bravo and the show shined for it managed to provide contestants with unique and quirky personalities, great talent, a great host in Heidi Klum and very unique challenges that allowed the contestants to show their true capabilities. Then there was the beloved fashion guru Tim Gunn who is the glue that holds the whole show together with hist wit, personality and spot on criticisms. No judges could be more perfect here than Michael Kors ann Nina Garcia. There was a magic to all this that just made the show one of the best reality shows on tv. Some thought it started to die down with season 5 but I totally disagree. Every viewer will have a favorite season based on the contestants that were on each season. It hugely comes down to them and their personalities and talent. My favorite season was season 2 with Daniel. For many it was season 4 with Christian Siriano.
But all agree that with season 6 when the show made its huge move to Lifetime it became a big bore. The location was moved from New York to Los Angeles which started off everything that was bad. New York always provided a quick pace, hustle and strong vibrancy that was a huge part of the show. New York is also the fashion mecca and Los Angeles was just a huge mistake. And due to the location change Michael Kors and Nina Garcia were usually not avaiuible to judge and this totally killed the show. And add to it the most boring contestants ever. Each one lacked any personality, had very average talent and the whole season was very predictable. You knew who the winner would be from the beginning and you just didn't care. What a waste.
But now we have season 7 and Hooray!! - It is back in New York, Michael Kors and Nina Garcia are again permanent residents and the vibrancy has returned. There is again a great mix of contestants with varying talents and personalities. Lots of fun. My favorites are Anthony, Ping, Jonathan, Mila and Seth. Challenges are again very inventive, trips to MOOD for supplies are again fun and bottom line - Project Runway is back in all its glory. Don't let the fall with season 6 scare you away. Season 7 is again a return to all that has made Project Runway shine and such a hit. Let Heidi and Tim Gunn guide you on a journey filled with lots of fun, drama, personality and most of all great fashion talent. Again contestants you will care about and challenges that will hugely entertain. Highly recommended.