Like most great reality television, this season of Project Runway has a great cast of contestants including an Asian man with impeccable taste and a cosmopolitan accent that I can't place, a curmudgeon of an old man who used to design for major fashion houses, a good sprinkling of interesting gay men, and a woman who just learned how to sew a few months ago.
The challenges this season have been especially creative. In one, the contestants had to make an outfit out of materials made entirely from a pet store (see judging below of an outfit made out of hamster bedding!) and in the most recent episode they had to dress models on circus stilts. It's not the typical set of circumstances under which designers work, but it adds a lot of fun.
The two best parts of the show, however, are the runway show and Tim Gunn. The runway show is a fun batch of eye candy and Tim Gunn is the picture of classiness and style. Plus, his catch phrase makes the show: "Make it work." It also doesn't hurt that the show highlights my favorite city, the fashion capital of America, New York.
Catch new episodes on Thursdays at 9:00 on Lifetime