There are more unnecessary half hours of television on, but I'm sort of hard pressed to name one today. Did someone really think that we were so vested in the model "competition" portion of Project Runway that we needed an entire thirty minutes devoted to it? Presumably, yes.
So the all-new-all-different Project Runway Season Six premiered last night in its new home on Lifetime, and aside from the new setting in Los Angeles, it really wasn't that different. Which would have been fine, it's still an entertaining show, except it was sandwiched between an additional two and a half hours of Runway -- a two-hour All-Star Challenge and a half-hour spin-off, Models of the Runway. I know we've all been missing the show, and under normal circumstances I would have been happy to get three hours of it, but when it feels like you're watching the same episode over and over again, it gets a little old.
I haven't seen the ratings yet, so I can't say for sure that no one watched the Project Runway reunion last night, but given that they ran it as an episode of Models of the Runway, I've got a hunch that the viewer turnout didn't break any new records. I mean, I watched Models of the Runway, but I'm not proud of that fact. It was by far the most pointless program that I regularly checked out, and that's saying quite a bit as I watch a lot of highly irrelevant television.
My point is, why bill this big reunion as an episode of that utterly lame series? Why not rename it something else so people don't feel so guilty about possibly wanting to see the after-show? Anyway, since I'm guessing that the vast portion of the population tuned out after Seth Aaron's win, here's what you missed. I have to share because, otherwise, it was 30 minutes of my life that I can't get back.