It's the third week of Project Runway
and Gretchen has already won the first two challenges. But she deserved the win, just ask her. Not that a designer shouldn't have faith in themselves, but reality show contestants really should know better than to talk about how much they're loved in their on-camera confessional. Cue quick cut to Peach and April talking about how Gretchen needs to get over herself.
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You could take their remarks as sour grapes, but Gretchen's behavior is so out of line throughout the course of the episode, even Tim Gunn had something to say about it. Though he didn't name names, in a recent interview Tim talked about a contestant who felt it was his or her duty to critique the designers, totally undermining him as their mentor. He had to have been referring to Gretchen who had unwanted advice for everyone this week. She even shouted a reminder that everyone leave enough time to clean up their stations before the runway! Yes, mother.
The only thing worse than Gretchen's behavior was the fact that she made a great outfit. I wanted desperately to hate it but couldn't. Again she landed in the top three, but this time Andy beat her with a magnificent dress made out of ribbon that looked like snakeskin. Being the outstanding person that she is, there's no way she'd steal Andy's limelight, right? Wrong. When they returned to the waiting room, the designers asked Andy how it felt to win and Gretchen answered for him, was told to be quiet, piped up again, was told to shut up, and then pulled 'tude when she butted in for the final time. How dare people not want to hear what she has to say!
Incredibly, Gretchen wasn't the only one on the receiving end of the snark this week. My man, Michael C won me over again with his straight-to-camera comments about AJ's non-stop chatter. And did anyone else think Silence of the Lambs when Casanova gutted those plush puppies? "It rubs the lotion on its skin or else it gets the hose again."
As if that wasn't enough drama, Ivy passed out in the hallway of the residence and had to be taken away in an ambulance. Someone check Gretchen's purse for a voodoo doll.
I'm exhausted and we haven't even begun to talk about the party store unconventional material challenge or Tim and the woolly balls. Let's move this party over here and we'll take a closer look at this week's gowns.
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