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  1. GoldaVining

    All Episodes Talk: Small World, Big Lives

    Yes! Very handsome, I agree. I always thought Zach was handsome, but he is handsome(r) 😁 now.
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    S17.E04: Survive in Style

    I would be interested in seeing a breakdown of participant screen time. I feel like Kovid has had more screen time than everybody else combined. Maybe it just feels that way, I need to see the numbers.
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    S17.E04: Survive in Style

    Kovid's outfit makes his model look like a corpse that has been bound with chains in a sleeping bag, dumped in the woods, and found by somebody walking their dog.
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    S17.E03: All the Rage

    I love the name Hester. However, it brings to (my) mind the character named Hester in John Irving's book "A Prayer for Owen Meany" who is called "Hester the molester".
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    S7.E13 All the World's a Runway

    Clearly unpopular opinion here.... I was disgusted with Michelle this entire season and then disgusted with myself for liking her finale collection. But it's true, I liked it (a lot) and I'm happy with the judges awarding her the win. I think her entire collection was lovely (although I hate the "cold shoulder" trend in real life), but just like some of the judges, I felt the first and last looks were beyond beautiful. I have been rooting for Biddell all season, but I didn't love anything about his collection. Irina's was fine, I guess, if you like little 3D triangles, except for the last look (the white lace suit) which was stunning (and had no 3D triangles and didn't feel like part of her collection at all). I did not like Dimitry's looks. I think his collection looked like the "Suzanne Sugarbaker Collection". His outfits looked like something Suzanne Sugarbaker would love to wear to a red carpet event. So 80's and not in a good way. Is there a good way? Ugh.
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    S17.E02: The Future Is Here

    I am happy with Sebastian's win because he was responsible for a large part of the charm of Tessa's look as well as his own. All three garments were great but personally I would have given Afa the win. That jumpsuit was perfection. I am grateful for the creative people of the world (what would life be without them?) so I am not about to shit on Hester Sunshine for her individual style but for the fact that she is exhausting. There is always that person who demands so much from the room -- look at me, listen to me, give me, obey me, help me, comfort me, applaud me, save me. Kovid and Frankie and Tessa have a little bit of that too.
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    S07.E12: Modern Families

    I'm happy with the judges' decision to award Biddell the win for this challenge and to send all 4 to the finale. That's fine. I would have sent Michelle home for that tragic pink pantsuit on the grandma, but I think we all see that Michelle is the judges' darling this season and nothing would send her home. That said, I liked the dress she made. And the coveralls were clearly a hit with Dylan but no doubt Michelle was inspired by the coveralls/jumpsuits Biddell has been wearing all season.
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    S17.E01: Premiere

    I am excited! Project Runway means so much to me. Love it! My top 3: 1. Sonia (winner) with the white pants and big billowing sleeves. Gorgeous. 2. Garo Sparo with the butterfly top. Super cool. 3. Renee with the stunning suit. Refined and lovely. My bottom 3: 1. Venny with the fringe on the sides. What the heck? Awful. 2. Bishne with the peplum placed too high. His design looks like 8th grade Home Ec. Awful. 3. Hester (out). Just get out. Awful. Somehow, Frankie and Cavanaugh would have been safe on my list. Frankie's was horrible but at least it was interesting. Cavanaugh's was nothing much.
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    S07.E11: Jeanne's Story

    I hope somebody who knows where these ladies live notifies the Salvation Army or a similar organization. Obviously this is a situation of their own making, but many, many people get into trouble they can't get out of by themselves (drugs, failing health/illness, old age, poverty, etc.,) and people are willing to help them. I am vehemently anti-religion but I volunteered for the Salvation Army for many years and this is what they do. You call them, tell them you need help with whatever (seriously just about anything) and volunteers will show up at your door and do it. We didn't spout anything religious while doing chores nor did we leave any religious pamphlets. I have absolutely zero religious or spiritual bones in my body but I volunteered because of the community service group. There are service groups/organizations willing to do these things for people as part of their civic duty or because of basic human decency. I hope they make a call, or somebody makes a call on their behalf. If not for Jeanne and Barbara, then for the dogs. I bet there are many dog lovers who would come and help. I don't think it would take much to improve their lives significantly -- they seem to have set a very low bar. Ha!
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    S07.E11: Jeanne's Story

    I thought/hoped that when Jeanne asked the police to do a welfare check on her dad (RIP) that the cops might call the animal welfare people. Where I live (rural), you are only allowed 3 dogs on your property (5 acres for example). If you have 10 acres or more, you can apply for a kennel permit to have more than 3 but a maximum of 10 dogs. No doubt the bylaw is an attempt to reduce animal abuse/animal hoarding and noise complaints. If Jeanne's dogs aren't spayed or neutered, 9 is gonna turn into 30 before long. I wonder if the dogs have much quality of life and if Jeanne and her parents can afford veterinary care. That said, the dogs did appear fairly content albeit itchy. It is hard to imagine that the dad was walking 9 dogs so I bet the backyard is thick with shit and the dogs are tracking it into the house and onto the beds. It might not be only her own feces in Jeanne's open wound. Honestly, I wish I lived nearby (I'm not even in the same country) because I would legit head on over tonight and start washing her walls and window blinds. Good grief. I can't sleep anyway and I do love a project. You don't have to wash your walls and windows very often to avoid cobwebs so thick with filth that they hang like bunting over your bed.
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    S07.E10: Destinee's Story

    I'm with just a few other posters on this but I really like Destinee and I thought this was a good episode. Destinee struggled to get with Dr. Now's program but I was shocked when surgery day came how great she looked. Losing 100+ pounds had really changed her body. Even at her heaviest, she was probably the most self-sufficient and physically capable participant I've seen at over 650 pounds. I couldn't believe it when Dr. Now sent Destinee for therapy and she muttered something like, "I wouldn't have anything to talk to a therapist about".... Is there anybody with more to tell a therapist? Just her truly tragic childhood in foster care, the rejection she suffered from her father, her brother dying in her arms, her wanting to "join" her dead brother, being bullied, rejected, or denied opportunities because of her sexuality/gender transition, etc., etc., etc. What a brutal life she has lived. I'm amazed she is alive. Many people with a childhood like hers are already dead of a drug overdose by her age. In a way, she was lucky she went to food as her addiction because it bought her a little more time than if she had turned to drugs. This was also the first time I was super impressed with Lola. I think she was exactly the right therapist for Destinee. How often have we heard participants on this show talk about wanting to get a job?! Not often. Not often at all. I hope Destinee continues to do well. I wish for all good things coming her way.
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    S07.E10: Climate Quick Change

    I so agree with the comments about the inconsistent judging. How can the participants possibly learn or grow from this? If I were the mentor, at this point I would say just follow your creative instincts because there is no way to predict what might please the judges. It's nuts, all of it is just nuts. I wish the weather challenge wasn't part of it. I wish it was make a look for a vacation to a specific location (Miami, Palm Springs, etc.) and the winner would get the 5 grand plus a vacation package to that location. If I were one of the judges this week, I would have Anthony, Bidell, and Michelle in the bottom and Christina, Dimitry, and Irina in the top. Anthony's Whistler mountain snow coat made no sense to me and I did not enjoy Michelle's look. I don't see how her satin/rayon (?) jacket would be of any help in a rainstorm. I loved Dimitry's dress. I want that right now. I did not like Dimitry's coat. Christina's caftan looked lovely. To me it was gorgeous. I can't believe the judges thought it wasn't special. No doubt she was shocked to be sent home for that.
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    S07.E09: Tiffany's Story

    I don't live in America and I hope it isn't normal for literal randos to mouth off to strangers like that in a parking lot but I am enraged. Nothing else matters to me regarding this episode because I am so bloody mad. I have never seen anything like it. Tiffany was simply walking slowly through a wide open parking lot, minding her own business and some hag feels free to speak to her like that? Unbelievable.
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    S07.E08: Maja's Story

    I have watched all episodes of My 600 lb life so far. A couple episodes I have watched twice. This is the first episode I turned off. I could name several participants who were harder to watch than Maja, but I guess I finally hit a wall. When she fell out of the car onto the parking garage floor, I turned off the tv. For all I know she's still there.
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    S07.E08: Penneys from Heaven

    Yes. I get why you want to punch him in his (very handsome) face. I find him so so so handsome, but so mean.
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    S07.E05: On the Prowl

    Yeah, I didn't mean this season, I just mean the show. I can't explain why she bugs me. There probably isn't a good reason. I just don't want her there, in that role.
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    S07.E05: On the Prowl

    Bwahahahaha! Oh my god, true. I take this show way too seriously. Back in the (Tim Gunn) day this show was one of the highlights of my life. I was living alone off grid in an airstream trailer on a remote gulf island with no internet, no cell service or tv (or running water, ha!) and I rented the project runway seasons on dvd from a little shop. I had an electric extension cord provided by a kindly neighbour and a mini dvd player. I loved the creative spirit of the show and it meant so much to me. I still love it but Alyssa and Anne are a drag. Heidi had a lightness that Alyssa is missing. I don't know why Alyssa is hosting this. Does everybody else know how this happened? I know she has inserted herself politically in a public way, so I realize she is somewhat (?) of a public figure now besides being an actor. Perhaps she has a wide circle of influence on social media. She seems hard and didactic in this role. She is the host, not the mentor. When she said Django's look needed to be resolved before it hit the runway, she said it with such authority. That is the look he decided to send. Was it great? Clearly not but that was his design. Personally I thought the white twisted top part looked weightless and elegant and lovely. I didn't like the rest of it, but that's not the point. Alyssa wanted Django to present pants or a dress. He didn't just forget to resolve it, Alyssa, he was trying something different. That was his design. Oh wait, I just said I shouldn't take this show so seriously. Oof.
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    S07.E05: On the Prowl

    What the fuck, Anne, what the fuck. Is her role as mentor to make everybody question their vision and shit themselves? Gah. If I were in the workroom she would give me nervous diarrhea. Not helpful, Anne. Not helpful. This was my favourite panel of judges so far this season. They were thoughtful and generous and open-minded. Delightful. I care so much about this show. It gives me such a thrill. It is so exciting to see these creative minds given this chance to show their stuff. I love love love it. What was Georgina wearing? I wanted her to stand up and spin so I could really see it. What I could see of it looked stunning. What was Alyssa wearing? Yikes. Next week Wendy Williams. Nooooooooooooooo. Yes, exactly. I liked Anthony's look (minus the terrible red necklace) but I agree that it did not look like "a wild night out" at all. It looked very Golden Girls, in a good way, but still.
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    S07.E04: Of Corsets Fashion

    Right? He said a corset was a "symbol of freedom"??? Barf. And he looked so pointedly at the judges while he delivered the quote, "Behind every great man is a great woman". Fart. I could see how shocked he was that this profound quote was not appreciated in the very generous way he intended. So generous of him to throw women that meagre bone. So gross. I live for Bidell but it hurt my feelings when he criticized Dmitry's work out loud, true or not. We can't do that, we're Canadian! And to what end? Why do that? Evan doesn't need to do that. Please don't do that. I am so proud of creative people for actually going for it and throwing themselves and their work out there to be seen. There are plenty of people in the world who will tear them down, why on earth would another creative person pile on. (Just funny how I was writing my response about "the symbol of freedom" at the same time as the poster above me, that's all. No way I could ever believe a corset is comfy but I rip my bra off the moment I walk in the door everyday...)
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    S07.02: Top of the Class

    In Canada, this season is currently airing on BRAVO. I guess not in America?
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    S07.E01: All Stars Goes Global

    Skreeeeeeee! I'm so happy! Sunny! Evan! So dear to my heart! Oh great, Anne. Dull headache. Is Anthony wearing a wicker trucker hat?
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    Family By The Ton

    I don't live in America but do people really circle up, put their hands in, and shout "Family!"? Maybe just these folks. At first I thought Ed and Casey were equally jerktastic, but Ed is showing all kinds of layers. I was sincerely impressed when he confessed he quit his job as a firefighter because he knew he wasn't able to do his job properly at his weight/physical condition and it could put somebody's life at risk. That's actually noble.
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    Please Like Me

    Here's me in 2019 with my comment. Ha! Welp, better late than never. I am so happy I found this show. I needed this show! There is no way to sum up how much I love and appreciate Josh and the gang, but besides being entertained, this show was an education for me in coping with mental illness in a kind and capable way. Josh was able to care for his loved ones with his whole heart and yet didn't let their emotional crises drain or drown him. I am so proud of him and I hope to feel a little lighter about dealing with my parents' dementia and my husband's anxiety. My top two favourite scenes were: 1. The gang singing "Someone Like You" to Adele, the stewed chicken (although I couldn't watch the actual killing). 2. Arnold and Josh's dad role-playing Arnold coming out to his father. I also so thoroughly enjoyed Josh's joy any time he was interacting with or babysitting his baby sister. I also loved the opening theme song every episode. Although I loved everybody who was a part of this series, it is Hannah who will really stick with me. The very first time I saw her hammering her ankle bone I swear I almost threw up. I still tear up thinking about her self-hatred and the damage she felt she had to inflict on herself. She was so funny through her pain and I love her personality and her style. Hannah feels so familiar to me and I know I will really miss her. I wish I could keep her in my life/on my tv. I know Hannah Gadsby does stand up and I have watched "Nanette" as well as clips on youtube. It isn't exactly the same, but close! Amazing that a show could be this funny and light of heart while it addressed such sad, difficult, and real emotional issues/situations. They handled it so well.
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    Get A Room With Carson And Thom

    Yes, this. I was thinking will they tune that janky piano? CAN they tune that janky piano? Carson and Thom were concerned with how trashed the piano looks, but how about how it plays? Even after the refurb of the keys, you could see during the reveal some of them were hanging low or stuck down. This little girl is a concert pianist! I found a gorgeous old carved piano for free on Craigslist and paid to move it to my tiny log cabin in the bush. My beautiful old piano has a few mushy keys and one completely dead key, but I am playing just for me and the dogs. Anaya needs a real working piano. I know she has a practice piano in her bedroom, but if they are going to use up that much space for a baby grand in that narrow living room, the bloody thing better work. I loved Carson's comment that the brownstone looked like "a small regional airport". Ha! I agree with an above poster who suggested Attika should have been provided with a real old school dad chair/recliner. Attika is a big dad who wants/needs a big dad chair. The chair they chose is beautiful but doesn't do the job. Attika seems like such a sweetheart and he got shafted in the reno.
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    Get A Room With Carson And Thom

    Rich people in ripped jeans. I can't imagine walking around in faux distressed jeans. I mean I do but I'm a poor. And that mansion with the frieze over the mantle and all the white columns.... I wouldn't know what to do with it either. Clearly Thom and Carson knew what to do. I hate that sponge-painted faux-plaster-look Tuscan sunset yellow paint they had in the "before" foyer. The new colour palette is lovely. Unpopular opinion but I love the leather horse. So handsome and fun in such a serious statement house. That house needed it. The mom's comment about wanting the interior design to be perfect -- yes, obviously. It has to be perfect. It has to be perfect. It has to be perfect. I hope she lets her boys play on the horse. But not bloody likely. I swear I am not a snarky person. Where is this coming from? Ha! They could make such a fun family photo with the boys on that horse. Carson's Gucci tiger sweater with the tag on the outside! The dining room looked so good! It was the best of the three rooms. The sideboard did exactly what Thom wanted and looked gorgeous. Carson's DIY lampshades looked grrrreat. I also have an MFA and use it primarily for painting lampshades. The micro zen den for 2500 bucks. Holy tight boojet. Yikes. I mean for this show. Of course that is more than I could budget for decorating my whole house but I use what I can find for free on the street. If I scraped up 2500 bucks I would never think, "I'm calling Carson and Thom to help me spend my monies!" Thom could blow that entire budget on a side table. Are we assuming this number of dollars covers only materials and furniture? We can't be expected to believe a consulting/design fee for Carson and Thom's time (and their helpers!) could be included in that total. "Trim that hinge, bitch!" Bwahahaha! I did like the idea of layering carpets, although not those carpets. Please, no wicker baskets. I agree with another poster who said the room looked more Boho than zen. I would expect a zen den to be less full of stuff. I did not like the skin on the couch. Ouch, my feelings. The low desk is a smart idea with that huge window and amazing view but those wicker poofs with the sheep skins do not look comfortable for working at the computer. The budget is unreasonable so I understand the limitations.