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    My favorite tv show this summer Is...

    Okay, the summer doldrums have hit. Not much happening in the Figure Skating world to discuss and tv shows are pretty scarce, however, I have been watching reruns of Road to Avonlea every evening after work and really enjoying this little Canadian program. Of course, it is based on several books by L.M. Montgomery - of Anne of Green Gables fame. The series stars Sarah Polly who is now a director and doing quite well. The reasons I love the show is first it takes place in the turn of the century - love the clothes. The scenery is breathtaking - filmed in beautiful Prince Edward Island. The time is gentler and the acting is terrific - many big name actors and actresses have graced the set.

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    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0098900/

    So fellow GS members here is the task - name a show you are watching this summer and why you like it .

    Have fun!!


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    I'm obsessed with the Food Network's "Chopped" series... loving the new season...

    Honestly don't watch a lot of the new shows, watching a lot of reruns of tv shows from generations past (right now I'm reliving my childhood sitcoms... Golden Girls topping the list lol)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonichelle View Post
    I'm obsessed with the Food Network's "Chopped" series... loving the new season...

    Honestly don't watch a lot of the new shows, watching a lot of reruns of tv shows from generations past (right now I'm reliving my childhood sitcoms... Golden Girls topping the list lol)
    Me too...I am even going to my Library and checking out old series like "Upstairs Downstairs", "All Creatures Great and Small" and all the great BBC productions. Our library has a wonderful stock of VHS and DVD movies. Best thing - it's free of charge!!!

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    My summer addiction is So You Think You Can Dance. I love watching all the different genres of dance with quality contestants. It's categorized as a reality show, but it's talent/personality contest IMO. I'm glad that the last season of Lost won't begin until the Fall season of SYTYCD is over.

    I also watch Chopped and Next Food Network Star, but totally prefer Top Chef over any other cooking reality contest show. Enjoying Top Chef Masters this summer and the new season of TC will begin in 3 weeks or so.

    Ladskater - I loved the Anne of Green Gables mini-series. Don't get the Road to Avonlea aired here - just checked the TiVo. I have the mini-series on DVD and watch it every so often. Megan Follows was the perfect 'Anne' IMO. Have you read Budge Wilson's Before Green Gables? She really kept the essence of 'Anne' IMO.

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    "So You Think You Can Dance?" & "The Next Design Star" which begins tonight on HGTV.

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    I got caught up in Bravo

    NYC Prep
    The Housewives
    The Fashion Show
    Top Chef

    Also watching

    So You Think You Can Dance

    Big Brother

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    Mary's screaming has become so grating that I don't watch religiously any more... it bums me out because I love watching the dance, but I just don't like having to press mute umpteen times in an hour long program.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dee4707 View Post
    I got caught up in Bravo

    NYC Prep
    The Housewives
    The Fashion Show
    Top Chef

    Also watching

    So You Think You Can Dance

    Big Brother
    I watched The Fashion Show, too. Definitely not as good as Project Runway, which is starting up soon on Lifetime. Anyway, FS is definitely more wearable vs PR.

    Watching BB, as well. This cast has certainly been shaking things up and it's only week 2.

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    Heyang, do you find that there are several good points to the Fashion Show. I almost believe that they could take Project Runway's ratings away. Looking at the cast, I like the fact that Isaac Mizrahi is a designer and looks at the designer's projects with that designing eye. Having Fern Malis as a judge, who could be better? I think I also like how they have audience opinions about the designer's projects. I noticed there were several of the models from Project Runway and also several of the Project Runway contestents at the final showing. The Fashion Show setup is much nicer than Project Runway. I just think that Fashion Show has some very strong points about it. Have you heard if there is going to be another one???

    Quote Originally Posted by Heyang
    Definitely not as good as Project Runway
    What are your opinions of why you don't think it is as good???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dee4707 View Post
    Heyang, do you find that there are several good points to the Fashion Show. I almost believe that they could take Project Runway's ratings away. Looking at the cast, I like the fact that Isaac Mizrahi is a designer and looks at the designer's projects with that designing eye. Having Fern Malis as a judge, who could be better? I think I also like how they have audience opinions about the designer's projects. I noticed there were several of the models from Project Runway and also several of the Project Runway contestents at the final showing. The Fashion Show setup is much nicer than Project Runway. I just think that Fashion Show has some very strong points about it. Have you heard if there is going to be another one???


    What are your opinions of why you don't think it is as good???
    I miss Tim Gunn!!! LOL! One thing I did like about The Fashion Show was that it's supposed to be about making clothes that are wearable, unlike PR where it's more about the collection and look. I just didn't think the challenges were very interesting or as challenging as PR's. I didn't think the casting was done well either.


    Editing to add: It still annoys me when designers groan about designing for 'real' women and only want to work with tall skinny models.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonichelle View Post
    Mary's screaming has become so grating that I don't watch religiously any more... it bums me out because I love watching the dance, but I just don't like having to press mute umpteen times in an hour long program.
    Same here!!! I have my thumb on the mute button on my remote controll when It's Mary's turn. I wonder how Nigel has not gone deaf sitting next to her. I don't know how he stands it. Ruins the show for me...

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    Quote Originally Posted by heyang View Post
    I miss Tim Gunn!!! LOL!
    I like Tim too.

    I guess I felt Fashion Show was more upscale.

    I voted for John Paul, I love his stuff.

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    Where would we be without the mute button. I've been watching "The Waltons". Thank goodness for Amazon.com. I started with season 1 and am waiting patiently for the mailman to deliver seasons 6 and 7..........42

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