Does Tim Gunn’s outrage mean that Project Runway is better this season?

I confess: the one minute and nine seconds of Project Runway 8 below is the only part of this season that I’ve seen. I gave up during last season, and couldn’t imagine coming back for extended 90-minute episodes.

However, friends and others who still watch tell me this season is a vast improvement over the last two, which were Lifetime and Bunim-Murray’s first two attempts at taking over Bravo’s and Magical Elves’ signature series, the first of which was pretty awful.

One thing people who’ve stuck around have cited is this clip from last week’s episode, during which Tim Gunn goes off on the designers following the eviction. He’s mad, and not the “make it work” robot that he became in Bravo’s final season and Lifetime’s first. I love Tim Gunn, but I still have no desire to tune back in.

Review: Married at First Sight

Marriage At First Sight

In an era of Tinder and Grindr, instant acceptance or dismissal of a potential partner, or instant sex with another body, Married at First Sight offers the thrill of watching strangers deal with the very basics of relationships.

Beyond the headline-grabbing premise, the series has turned out to be a stripped-down, authentic exploration of something very interesting. Read the full review.

about the writer

Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.