I am usually not in the "know" when it comes to TV programs. Most times I watch whatever my husband is watching, and this program would never have been on his radar. Since discovering Hulu for watching the old episodes of Glee, and the "Watch Instantly" feature on Netflix for watching This American Life, I suddenly remembered that Pushing Daisies was one of those shows I never got a chance to watch before it was yanked. Lucky for me I found out that the WB (via Hulu) keeps old episodes of its shows on its Web site. Here's the list of all of the shows you can access (including Veronica Mars, Firefly, and Buffy). Not every episode from every season is available, so you need to look around first if you are looking for really old episodes. I watched the first episode of Pushing Daisies, and now I'm hooked! Luckily it looks like both seasons are available. Why does good TV always have to go away?
I was a little disappointed by the boot-off on last night's Runway episode. I didn't have a very good impression of Malan during the pre-premiere episode, but I felt sorry for him last night. Particularly when he talked about how his mother told him he would never amount to anything, and when he mentioned how much he enjoyed feeling "part of something" by being on the show. Yes, his dress looked like butt, but in the end, I thought Angela should have gone. What a wench! You know they kept her on there because she will be the type to cause controversy. Same reason they kept Wendy Pepper on well past her prime. Certainly NOT because of design talent or capabilities. Did you see that puke-of-a-skirt Angela was wearing during the runway show (scroll through and look at the 4th photo from the end)? Her design from the first episode looked like yuck. Shoot, I can put two Band-Aids, a belt, and a bunch of fake flowers together and call it "fashion." Unfortunately, she'll probably make it to the last three. Kids, that's how "reality" TV works.
I can not even BEGIN to tell you how much I have missed Tim Gunn. Really, I wish he lived next door to me so I could show him my projects and get a nice honest critique. I was so excited to have Project Runway Season 3 start up. Luckily the iTunes feed from last season is the same, so I have already listened to his podcast about the first episode.
Normally after I watch the first show I pick a favorite. But to tell you the truth, I'm not really in love with anyone yet. So far I liked the designs of Robert, Laura and Keith. I thought Michael'sdress was brilliant. You seriously could not tell on the runway that the dress was made from coffee filters. I think I would have also gone for something out of the ordinary knowing all the others were going to grab the sheets and the curtins.
There is even a blog kept by people who watch the show. A good source for behind the scenes info. They even have links to Web sites of past Runway contestents (Daniel, Zulema, Austin, Wendy....to name a few).
Tomorrow, feedback on tonight's episode. I can't wait to see what Vincent does to top the hat!