It is with regret that I inform you of the following fact: I'd like a divorce.
I have been loyal to you from the start. I have happily watched and blogged... until now. Season 6 was poor, only to be compounded by a lack luster Season 7.
Seriously. Your show is terrible. And here's why:
Gone are the days of the grocery store challenge. Nowhere to be seen is a challenge where outfits are made out of flowers. Remember Barbie getting a new outfit? Matching dog and owner outfits that needed a "story" to go along with it? Wrestling outfits? The Hershey's challenge where candy became a lovely bodice? Or how about the opening challenge in Season 3 where they had to use only the materials found in their apartments? Or the challenge where they destroyed a car and made clothing and accessories out of that? REMEMBER PARIS?? In the past two seasons we get stunningly dull challenges like, "Make a blue outfit" or "make a red carpet dress." This is so dull that I would find it more interesting to watch Michael Kors pick out his (same) outfit for the day (year).
My opinion of why the show has rapidly gone down hill the past 2 seasons is that the new production team that came on after the Bravo/Lifetime debacle can't handle the load of such a "high end" show. No offense, Bunim Murray, but producing drunk kids on Real World to make out does not qualify you to be anywhere near Project Runway. (Magical Elves, I miss you!)
Please, Lifetime Television, PLEASE fix this show. Please change the regime. Please breathe some life back into this floundering program. Please give talented designers a reason to audition. Please let the producers "color outside of the lines" and make each show its own, instead of adhering to a tried and trite template that produces the same exact show each week. Be an innovator and follow Tim Gunn's advice that he often gives to designers, "Don't be afraid to take a risk!"
Carrying on without you,
I have created a Save Season 8 of Project Runway fan page on Facebook for all PR fans to sound off on about what they think is good and bad about the show. SOUND OFF and be heard!