9-X: "Tim Gunn: Behind the Seams of Season 9" 2011.11.03
Posted Nov 7, 2011 @ 10:05 AM
Posted Nov 7, 2011 @ 10:28 AM
think what Tim meant by "no villains" is while there was cattiness and some arguing, there wasn't any of the relentless viciousness like there was in last season towards Michael. There were some assholes, but they all seemed to sort it out. Bert and Josh buried the hatchet and while Josh was an ass towards Becky, it seemed to be one particular time and not this endless torture.
Then why not say *that*? "There were some problems but we sorted it out" is a world away from the blanket statement "there were no villains, period." Especially since it was pretty clear to anyone who watched After the Runway that Becky was NOT okay with how Josh treated her both times they were on a team together - she "forgave" him but seemed pretty clearly uncomfortable, like she was just trying to avoid poking the crazy.
To me that line smacked of Lifetime trying to have its cake and eat it too - they wanted the drama of a character like Josh, but don't want to acknowledge the producer manipulations that went into keeping him around as long as they did.
Posted Nov 7, 2011 @ 12:41 PM
Posted Nov 7, 2011 @ 12:53 PM
Posted Nov 7, 2011 @ 1:32 PM
Posted Nov 7, 2011 @ 2:16 PM
Mean Girl: Josh
Teacher's pet: Anya
Older kid: Bert
Rich snob: Laura
Weird kid: Olivier (I had a professor whose name is exactly spelled like that, and he pronounced it Oli-vie-ay, but then he is French)
Posted Nov 7, 2011 @ 8:12 PM
does anyone else feel that this season was more like high school cliches rather than even an actual show about people?
To that list I would add:
Bullied & Definitely "Not-In": Becky
Token Minority: Kimberly
Smart but Never Makes the Sports Team: Viktor
Popular but Flunking Out: Anthony Ryan
Chubby & Klutzy: Josh C
Girl Jock: Julie
Unicorn Lover: Danielle
Edited by Glass Ocean, Nov 7, 2011 @ 8:23 PM.