Tuesday, December 9, 2008

The Middleagedteacher Project

Tonight I watched an episode of 'The Rachel Zoe Project' on Pay TV. It's not the first time I've watched it. In fact, I might go as far as to say that I'm now Officially Following the Show, although I don't seem to be able to watch it all the way through.
For those of you who haven't been lucky enough for Rachel to pop up on your Radar, she is a Famous Fashion Stylist to the Stars, specialising in Red Carpet Dressing. Her show, which is of course, a 'Reality Show', follows her incredibly hectic life where she chooses backless gowns for A listers like Cameron Diaz & makes Meaningful Statements like, 'Style is showing people who you are without having to Speak'. I swear I didn't make that up.
I am now going to be Quite Mean.
Rachel is tiny & spindly & seems to always wear huge oversized round sunglasses which really does make her look like a Boho Stick Insect. But the thing that really fascinates me about her is her Voice or possibly it's just her accent. I'm certainly not someone who should criticize anyone else's accent as I sound v. similar to Edna Everage except louder & shriller. Rachel's accent relies heavily on accentuating her 'Rs' to the hilt. I think that's what it is, but I'm definitely Not Professor Higgins, so I could be wrong. 
Anyway, her assistant Taylor talks like that too.
 And then there's Brad, the other assistant who did some really bad things like forgetting to bring  Nipple Cover-Ups for Rachel when she was styling some big star. 
It was such a Bad Thing that Rachel ended up in tears on the front step of her house & then Brad sobbed uncontrollably in front of the cameras  & Taylor didn't cry but acted like a Hard As Nails Cow. I loved her. 
I know I'm asking the Bleeding Obvious, but how can anyone cry uncontrollably on camera knowing that millions of total strangers are looking at him, & perhaps harshly judging him? 

But of course, by the end of the show everyone Made Up & Hugged, just like in real life. Rachel's husband came home & presented her with a brand new car. 
I was livid.

You know, I'd love to have my own TV Reality Show. The Middleagedteacher Project. Cameras could follow me into the classroom. I could cry when a student didn't do her homework.  Then I could make a student cry. Then we'd kiss & make up.
Just like in Real Life.


Janet said...

Rachel has a terrible reputation, and everyone she dresses looks the same. I think the show is doing very badly, viewer wise, and will probably not be on for long. I have never seen it, refusing to pay for TV. I think a show about you would be infinitely more interesting. She is one of the worst, but I have worked with milder, and not so milder versions of her. She is from New Jersey, maybe that's the accent. Janavi

Sheila said...

I have never heard of this person or this show. Is that good or bad?

I hate crying in front of people...but I cry really easily. I always warn my friends, "Don't comment, don't say anything, just look away."

My husband thinks it's sweet.

Janet said...

There was just something about Rachel on one of those TV gossip shows, because she is looking more emaciated than usual. She said she had a stomach flu, and is workimg on the second season of her show, so I guess it is coming back.