After a a season of intense challenges, break you down into tears judge commentary (Michael Kors and Nina Garcia I'm talking to you--and LOVE you for it) , catty hate (Gretchen and Ivy...um why?!), and inspirational stories (Mondo revealing his HIV positive status and Michael C. making it to the final four without proper sewing/pattern design skills) one of my favorite shows end until spring. It is bittersweet: I look forward to seeing who wins the wonderful prize (GO MONDO!!) and who packs up and goes home empty-handed-except for the name recognition they created. I also can't wait to have some of my DVR space back. On the other I am sad to see my product placement show end
Yes, you read that correctly. I did call this my favorite product placement show. Project Runway shamelessly flaunts products throughout every episode in its entirety. Sadly (or ingeniusly) I can remember a large number of of the products they promote including: Michael Kors, Marie Claire, Garnier Fructis, Saturn, Brother Sewing Machines, Hilton Hotels, Mood Fabrics, Atlas Apartments, Parsons School of Design, L'Oreal, Bluefly.com, and even Cadillac. The odd thing about this is that I do not mind the shameless promotion on PR. I am not sure if this is because I expect it on shows featuring the arts such as Project Runway, America's Next Top Model and Top Chef. Truthfully PR has converted my mother and I to Garnier users. I think that in shows where someone or something is created and/or transformed I love watching the product at work in the hands of professionals. I know that I can't create that smokey eye like you can, but I can at least try with the same exact tools you have! Maybe just maybe, it will work. Now, what I do not want to see happen is all reality shows because venues for product placement. Keep it on cooking, fashion, and design shows.
|Throwing my support behind the creative genius!|