I don't know where to begin on this one, so this is just a collection of random thoughts.
Never watched a HW show, so it didn't bother me since I didn't know them. I must say, though, that I liked the ones from California better.
Was it my imagination, or in the beginning did Isaac say that he loved the color palette for Emerald? I could have sworn he did, because I remember thinking that finally he approved of one of their mood boards. (Even though they won last time Isaac was initially hesitant about them.) Maybe I'm just crazy, though. Regardless of whether he did or not, I loved their choice of color, and so did the clients.
Ok, Cesar's "Scarlet O' Hara" was a bit over the top, but it certainly wasn't the worse thing I've seen on the runway. I was so ticked off, however, when I saw that Cesar and Golnessa had screwed up their sewing. I had wanted Emerald to win but I knew they were sunk as soon as the judges pointed that out. How could you miss errors that were as basic as that?
Nami may have had some lovely colors but their dresses just looked blah to me. And on a purely persnickety note, I didn't like their runway show. Talk about stripper...everything about it, from the music from the way the women entered, suggested "bordello." I kept waiting for the women to take their dresses off.
Yes, Danielle's crying was annoying, but what was more annoying for me was how the producers made it so blasted obvious that Emerald was going to lose. Good grief almighty, how many shots did we see of somebody on Nami moaning about how bad they were?
For once I had a bit of sympathy for Calvin. I think I would have run out of the room screaming if I had had to deal with the client from you-know-where like that. I thought his first dress looked lovely while his second dress looked trashy. And did she seriously expect him to whip up a third dress just for her? No wonder he had a cow.