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  1. hula-la

    The Price Is Right

    I never saw the episode, but that game terrified me when I was younger. It would not have ended well if I was a kid doing that game (heck, even now, I get a little nervous).
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    Top Chef Canada

    I kind of feel that there were two challenges rolled into one. I'm not sure why they went foraging for this challenge. Could they have been inspired by the hyper-local, foraging style food found in Noma and other like restaurants, and created something with what they foraged (as I would have loved to learn more about the ingredients that they found). Or, simply focus on the ingredients discussed in the challenge, and created Scanadanavian-style dishes. I felt like the foraging was a bit of a throw-away, but would have been a great challenge on its own.
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    S02.E20: If Not Now, When?

    That was a very emotional episode for me. I hadn't heard of Kira Johnson, so had to look up her story https://www.monstersandcritics.com/smallscreen/kira-dixon-johnson-death-who-was-mom-remembered-on-the-resident/ I had originally thought that the story related to Serena Williams and her issues when giving birth, but either way, WOC are not given the same standard of care in hospitals. I'm Canadian, and just last year, we heard stories about Indigenous women being denied access to their newborns until they agree to be sterilized. https://www.cbc.ca/radio/thecurrent/the-current-for-november-13-2018-1.4902679/indigenous-women-kept-from-seeing-their-newborn-babies-until-agreeing-to-sterilization-says-lawyer-1.4902693
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    Christian Siriano: PR Winner and Mentor

    This article came across my desk this morning. https://www.fastcompany.com/90324114/how-christian-siriano-transformed-from-tv-star-to-a-red-carpet-staple-and-back-again I'm really liking him as a mentor on the show. I think he has found a nice line between being helpful, and letting designers know when they really need to change up their design (whether or not the designers listen is another story). Thanks @Sharpie66 for sharing the video of his S/S Runway show!
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    Top Chef Canada

    I knew Benet’s team was going to win the minute he was picked as lead (and it was cool to watch him rock the prep challenge). There is a wildly successful Japanese/Italian restaurant in Vancouver, so I wonder if that’s where someone got inspiration http://www.kissatanto.com/
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    World Of Dance

    From Wikipedia: Selective mutism (SM) is an anxiety disorder in which a person who is normally capable of speech cannot speak in specific situations or to specific people. Selective mutism usually co-exists with shyness or social anxiety. I don't mean to belittle the condition at all. I've just become wary of the inspiration porn out there.
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    World Of Dance

    Heyyyyyyyy!!! There was a maturity to All Ready and Poppin' John's performances that I really appreciated. OTOH, there was something that really bothered me about the Crazy 8's performance. I think it was the attention paid to the one member who has selective mutism. I feel the edit that's coming is that somehow she's going to be "cured" of it through the power of dance/this show, and it makes me feel cringy when I watch their performances.
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    Top Chef Canada

    What season was it where the women were eliminated one by one until one woman and all the men remained? I think part of the issue is the smaller population of Canada. We have fewer people to apply, and I wonder if the majority of people who apply for the show are white males. How to encourage chefs of colour and female chefs to apply for these shows, so that we can get better representation of our country? It would make for a better show, as we’d get to see a wider variety of dishes (provided that the judges understand how to judge dishes they might not be familiar with).
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    S17.E05: High Fashion to High Street

    I just came across this, as we're watching Season 8 in my class right now. https://www.popsugar.com/fashion/photo-gallery/17889204/image/17889418/Jay-McCarroll-Project-Runway-Season-1-Winner
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    S17.E05: High Fashion to High Street

    I'd have to go back and check, but I think it was a coverstitch machine, which is a specialised machine used to make hems on knit garments. Though, it could have also been a serger, that's used to stitch seams on knits and finish raw edges. Often, there may be only one serger or coverstitch per thread colour (as it uses anywhere from 2-5 spools of thread per colour), so it is legit that there may be only one of those machines.
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    I loved Pump up the Volume! Off to go listen to Everybody Knows.
  12. hula-la

    Top Chef Canada

    I agree with you about the guy from Tofino, but I don’t have any other predictions. Though, I am hoping good things for the plant based chef, as I believe she adds some much needed variety to the dishes. I think that some chefs would honestly not know what todo if they couldn’t cook with meat. I believe this is the earliest that I’ve ever seen a Reataurant Wars in this or the American show. Looking forward to seeing it too!
  13. hula-la

    World Of Dance

    If I'm watching live, I use the filler time to get reading and housework done, making sure that I'm back for the actual dancing. Luckily, I was away last night and PVR'd the show, which means I get to FF to my heart's content tonight!
  14. hula-la

    Top Chef Canada

    And a new season has begun! One of the cheftestants is from the city next to me, so I'll be interested to see how he does (and if I ever run into him on the street!). Top Chef Canada hasn't really been known for drama, so I wonder how much Takeshi's statements when they were choosing the final chef to join the competition, and how much was for not great food (I suspect that it's more the former than the latter). I hope that this is a good season!
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    S17.E03: All the Rage

    As @carrps mentioned above, the more "curves" that a model has, the more difficult it is to fit. Pattern drafting is taught expecting that the model has a B cup bust--if a woman is larger, there's going to be fit issues right off the top that will need to be addressed (not to mention shoulders, tummies, bottoms, hips, biceps, etc.). A thin, straight, small chested model is just easier to design for--they are basically a walking hanger (no offense to anyone who has that body type. You rock whatever body you have!)