More Cutting, Less Cutting UP!
Take me into the lives of these designers, please? Convince me that they have a passion for what they're doing, and not just a passion for starting mess and getting their 15 mins on.
The side modeling competition? Nice twist, underdeveloped this season. Highlight it, but don't run into ANTM territory. Is Heidi helping them? Is anyone helping them? Seems like they're picked, glammed up, displayed, and then dissed. Come on! That's a great storyline to develop.
Bring in a surprise guest model (surely Heidi has model friends?) to be a muse for the designers (or the models) - no more Nancy O'Dell types, please. Nothing against her, but get someone who has credibility in the fashion world. N O'D was an insult to us viewers, and cost us the thrill of seeing the true top 3 in the finals. Do it right, or don't do it at all. No half ass compromises next season!
Tim - who are you, exactly? Go ahead and add some commentary from the column online to the actual SHOW! Save for a couple eps, you've been spot on with the majority of us, the faithful viewers. Adding some snark would be nice.
Heidi - you've been a mannequin thus far. A robotic one, at that - not like the nice one from that Twilight Zone episode. You're the host - act like it and show some emotion. You DO want this gig, right?