One of the neatest surprises of 2020, Netflix’s Next in Fashion slaps a fresh coat of sass on a format in sore need of rejuvenation: the fashion-design competition. Comparisons with Project Runway (the venerable parent of all fashion comps) are inevitable, but they redound to the benefit of this kicky upstart, a far pacier, upbeat affair that goes lighter on the crybaby bathos and persnickety infighting, and fields a higher-caliber squad of contestants with creative wonders to unfold.

The humor and rapport of hosts Tan France (sleek and glossy) and Alexa Chung (storky and squawky) suggests a screwball comedy couple for a Hollywood that doesn’t exist. Once you’re finished with Season One of Next in Fashion, you should be ready for the debut of Making the Cut (Amazon Prime), presented by the original hosts of Project Runway, Heidi Klum and fashion deacon Tim Gunn, out to teach those young ‘uns a thing or two.