Last night's TV fare highlighted why the summer months are hit-and-miss in the programming department.
Perhaps the most entertaining content of the evening was over on Bravo. How many have watched The Fashion Show? Goodness, where do they find these people who are "contestants?" Merlin is a real-life incarnation of Chris Kattan's "Mango" character from SNL and Johnny R. is what John Belushi would have looked like had he done "Samurai Fashion Designer." As we've written before, this knock-off on Project Runway is not even in the same league as the Heidi Klum/Tim Gunn-hosted version on Lifetime.
Prior to The Fashion Show last night was a "reunion" show for Real Housewives of Orange County. It's the first time I've caught even a few minutes of the show--lots of big blond hair. And, the Mom whose solution to her daughter's desire to go into the military--"why don't we take a trip to Greece!?" Huh?
Cruising the channels, we had a special on fast food joints in the U.S. on one of the food networks. The first vignette focused on a doughnut shop in Portland, OR where marriage ceremonies are also performed. Interesting and entertaining. The next, though, was a segment on a Sonic in Tyler, TX. OK, so the carhops skate out to the cars. But, it's a Sonic! Not exactly unique.
My point--Mad Men, Runway and other quality summer programming can't come soon enough. The third installment of Mad Men begins in August as does Runway. I wish it was sooner...