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  1. caminlaca

    Shopping Channel Hosts: Sales Prevention Team

    Judging by the pic, the lines and angles of Jane's dress work to distract from her problem areas which are usually accentuated with her other garment choices. Despite the scale, actually slenderizing. The one thing I'd change is the length of the hem given her height. Overall ensemble: big thumbs up.
  2. caminlaca

    Shopping Channel Hosts: Sales Prevention Team

    You missed the final shows she did with DV with him blubbering over her departure. With other hosts announcing her plans to move on, the demeanor was more upbeat.
  3. caminlaca

    Home Shopping Network

    DG's previous 'do, while 'signature,' overwhelmed her. ELH looks great in her long, gray hair but she has willowy height to go with it. DG's current look is a bit Karl Lagerfeld-esque. Hopefully she can find a compromise between her old look and discovering what her new tresses want to be. IMO her current look doesn't mesh with her personality.
  4. caminlaca

    Home Shopping Network

    I was a fan of Steve and Sharon's show, back in the day. So it was nice to see CL's familiar face when I discovered HSN (late 90s). Sometimes long-term hosts need to re-invent themselves, update their presentation styles, to stay relevant. (Although there are those who abide by 'If it ain't broke, don't fix it.') CL just seems to default to the same old shtick which lost its appeal quite some time ago. Then again, after so many years, not easy coming up with new lines to shill product (which some will never use, let alone own).
  5. caminlaca

    Home Shopping Network

    She does. Almost annoyingly so. Watched a good amount of Collen with the jade TS. Not one of CL's better shows. She's done enough TSs to be familiar with the demands of that late hour but seemed like she was hyped on coffee, was rather 'agitated' and didn't even let Stella Chow contribute during the first fifteen minutes. When they eventually 'conversed' (and during their show the next day), moments that almost felt contentious between them. SC knows her product and its storied history, CL was making mistakes with details. CL wasn't given samples in her size which clearly had her frustrated, problems with camera work, demos not going well. CL does well with strong personalities only when they complement hers, and with others she's befriended (didn't get the vibe, at all, with SC).
  6. caminlaca

    QVC

    Do feel for some who have to taste test. Think it was ITKWM when Chef JoeMc was giving HUGE piece of meat and was clearly struggling to chew, swallow without choking. Not helped by camera staying on him so not like he could spit it out. 😞 Interesting to watch how the various hosts and OAPs eat, on set, despite knowing they're on camera. Such as when DV has Stacy and various OAPs sample his featured dish. Some chomp away, mouth open, while raving...others exhibit better 'manners.' Some do dainty nibbles, others shovel it in. As much as I don't care for Scott Hynd, was impressed that he chose not to speak with food in his mouth and actually used the provided napkin. Can't fathom how DV, or others doing shows like his, are able to stomach eating so many different foods, in various quantities, over such a short period of time. Or, like the Vitamix demos. From green smoothie, to ice cream, to peanut butter, then soup, adult beverage...the list goes on. Yuck. 😞
  7. caminlaca

    QVC

    Made worse by the OAP claiming the opposite of what viewers can clearly see. 'Look at how evenly those cooked' while drawing attention to items with extreme degrees of brown-ness. Or with a meat product, OAP is pressing on it with spatula, 'Look at all the juiciness' despite no moisture. 'See how crispy these are!' when the crust is clearly rubbery, no crumbling. And so many instances of hosts chowing down, feigning enthusiasm, for something which was clearly borderline inedible.
  8. caminlaca

    Shopping Channel Hosts: Sales Prevention Team

    Not keen on the Ho's decision to no longer provide the name and location of testimonial callers to the host and/or OAP. Those waiting are now asked to give their name and where they're calling from (surely they were queued by a screener...couldn't take the extra step to provide that info on set?). It's as is their systems are down, like when newscasters lose their teleprompters. Marlo kept reminding callers to start speaking when they heard her voice...which only worked with some callers. Those waiting, for who knows how long, are probably distracted by watching their TV, doing other things. Previously, hopefully they got 'Mary's' attention when she heard 'Let's talk to Mary in Illinois!' Oops. Had intended this for the HSN forum.
  9. caminlaca

    QVC

    Would that I could. In my many years living in a condo, and now an apt, there's no outlet/power source in the garage available to tenants.
  10. caminlaca

    QVC

    I have a device similar to the TSV which was a godsend. Old car (with some issues) and too long between drives.... and trips never long enough (or too much time just spent sitting, idling in traffic) to where battery wasn't getting charged. Although obviously not the recommended way to 'maintain' a car, it allowed me to still have use of the car. Easy and alleviated the anxiety by knowing I could get the car started.
  11. caminlaca

    Shopping Channel Hosts: Sales Prevention Team

    With UnM at the helm, more often than not, the show comes off the rails in a fun and non-offensive way. The 'comedic silliness'....especially with MCM...probably provides welcome entertainment for the diehard, perhaps housebound, viewers. A pet peeve, however, is hosts and OAPs in denim jeggings or 'I'm going to wash the car' jeans. Perhaps intended to be relatable to those watching....given how everyday dressing has become more and more casual...but too often find the look unattractive (even 'unprofessional' in some instances).
  12. caminlaca

    Home Shopping Network

    Had not seen Sara with Jay before today. She's sufficiently energetic but rather zen and had a good sense of when to defer to his storytelling ...while still offering the necessary details. Much more enjoyable viewing experience when the host and guest aren't grappling to upstage one another.
  13. caminlaca

    Shopping Channel Hosts: Sales Prevention Team

    Actually appreciated seeing an old, familiar face even though I was never a huge DW fan... but he always seemed quite genuine and well-liked. Lost track of the number of 'Love you's' tossed back and forth between Mary and her hubby, Danny, when he called in. Enough already. Not particularly impressed by either of the new Cooks Essential OAPs.
  14. caminlaca

    QVC

    This. Applies to HSN, as well. During recent fashion clearance shows, ones hosted by Suzanne, specifically, she kept trying to provide some close-up details which is always appreciated by the home shopper. But instead of showing what she was pointing out, they kept defaulting to B rolls of models doing photo shoots, lightbulbs flashing, etc. Completely irrelevant to the item being sold and beyond annoying. Meanwhile, as you mention, she'd give up, move on to the next item (clearance shows are faster paced). Having recently gone to over-the-air programming, the odd seating and camera angles kind of remind me of the old epis of Password on Buzzr where the clue board was awkwardly positioned behind one team forcing them to turn around, crane their necks to view it. (At the time, acknowledging set designs were simpler, didn't have digital graphics, etc...no one thought that was stupid placement?)
  15. caminlaca

    QVC

    I watch on a small, older TV and the 'description panel' is definitely difficult to read. (Not helped by the Q's OTA channel doesn't broadcast in wide-screen so everything is stretched vertically anyway.)
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