The season finale of the not-so-warmly received Rachel Zoe Project is tonight on Bravo. The first season seemed so short — we can't believe it's nearly over. Then again, The Real Housewives of Atlanta just started and we suppose the world can only take so much shameless consumerism in These Economic Times. Indeed, New York Times television critic Ginia Bellafante called Zoe "a pox on humanity" and her "mad consumption … downright unseemly." Sensitive Zoe — who cried when she found a post about herself on this blog — has memorized all of this, of course. She tells the L.A. Times:
“It was the strangest thing in the world for someone who has never met me to accuse me of making our society superficial,” Zoe says. “Judging the state of society based on me? A ‘pox’? This show is not an effort to solve world issues. It’s a bit of glamour, a bit of an escape.”
Or just another shameless spender for the world to joyfully resent/envy? However one sees it, the first episode's ratings were better than the first episode of Project Runway's. So it seems rather odd that Bravo hasn't confirmed if it will shoot a second season. “Nothing’s official, but if Bravo asks, I’d love to. I can take it,” Zoe says. Maybe you can, Zoe. But can the world?
'The Rachel Zoe Project': Zoe defends 'Rachel Zoe' [Show Tracker/LAT]