I needed an extra day to let it soak in. They are really back in New York! I don't know how it can be explained but what a difference a city background makes. There is actually an amusing review on MSNBC. This cast already seems more interesting than the last one.
I thought Ping Wu was kinda quirky and out there. Ari in Season 6 tried to play that weirdo, spacey part, it wasn't amusing and she was out in the first episode. Not Ping Wu! I wanna see what she does next, even if it's god-awful.
I did NOT appreciate all the crying from Janeane Marie, seriously, it was 10:01 and she was already crying about the possibility of going to Bryant Park. No lie! Check my tweet! And then I think there were two more times she brought out the tears. Whatever. You know who else I don't care for, Anthony. Sure his interviews are funny but in the workroom and for elimination, tone it down a little bit. I hope his overreacting isn't going to be on display every week. I have low-tolerance for that.
The first challenge was straight forward, show us who you are as a
designer. I have to say I wasn't exactly wow'ed by any outfits butcan appreciate some of the work. I think it's too early to pick favorites but I did find myself myself drawn to Seth Aaron
and Maya - even though they did not show much about Maya, I just had a hunch about her.
I can't wait to see more from both of them.