Uh-oh. 'The Fashion Show' SUCKS!!!
Since "Project Runway" jumped ship for Lifetime, Bravo had to do something. And we would have preferred if they didn't.
Their "Runway" Canal Street knock-off called "The Fashion Show" is a snore fest.
After watching the first episode, we wondered: Where is Tim Gunn and when is he going to walk through those double doors and kick Isaac Mizrahi (whom we adore) to the curb?
And another thing: Why is Kelly (one of those other chicks from Destiny's Child) Rowland a judge!? On a fashion competition!? She brings nothing to the table. Drawing any comparisons between her and supermodel Heidi Klum should get you shot - or at least, have your fashion card taken away. In fact, their names shouldn't even be in the same sentence.
Each episode there's a mini-challenge (like on "Top Chef") then the main challenge where contestants duke it out on the triangular runway (probably on loan from the "A-List Awards"). This is where "the fashion show" part of the program comes in. Unlike "Runway", there's an audience and they get to vote on the looks, too. But, ultimately, it's the judges who decide who leaves and who stays to design another day.
The best thing about the show is a contestant named Merlin. If you love drama - and we know you do - you will LOVE him. Ehaow!
BTW: "The Fashion Show" premiers tonight on Bravo. But we say wait for the August 20 season premier of "Project Runway" on Lifetime.
Bye, bye, darling.
Here's a sneak peek.