Here's a snippet of Vern's synopsis of one of the men's "flower challenge" room design:
"Tom’s selected flower is the tulip and his complexly beautiful interpretation of the tulip and its timeless elegance is vocalized to perfection. He understands how to be inspired by something beyond its surface quality and creates a tailored and restrained elegance in the staging of his selected furniture and accessories in the exact same way a tulip is tailored and restrained."
Whaaaa?? I'm sorry but it sounds like arty-farty designer double-speak to me. It's a TULIP for cryin' out loud!! Vern, you're killin' me!
The challenges so far are lame...and the designer criticisms and praises make absolutely no sense to me at all. Be inspired by a flower, but NOT by it's color? A calla lily is translated into a huge geometric shelving unit. What the ??? I don't get it.
Now, on to the contestants. I thought Tera, one they booted off second, had promise, I really did. Then they booted off Dan, who was working his lil butt off for all the other slugs! Poor guy! Nina is talented but waaaaay too snotty and cocky--I can't imagine getting through an entire episode of just her with the snide remarks and forced smile. Plus I know from watching DS that she's mean, I'll know who she really is if I watcher her show. Nope. She's just not very personable. Oh my goodness, and Tom...soooo annoying! But I guess he's one of the more talented ones, but that buttoned-down Ralph Lauren Hamptons Socialite wannabe thang is gonna get old real quick.
I really can't imagine any of the remaining people having their own show. I just can't.
I think these kind of shows are jumping the shark, personally. I mean, how many American "Top Models" can there be? It completely makes the title of "Top" meaningless! Even Next Network Food Star, which is one of my fave shows, is beginning to lose its appeal. I mean, these guys who have shows on Food Network (Flay, Emeril, Racheal, Mario etc) earned their chops by being one of a kind originals over years and years of being pros, authors, and food celebrities, and there's no way in my mind these contestants can earn their due from a couple dozen "challenges" to have their own show. That being said, I think Guy Fieri is the the most entertaining thing to happen to food shows since the Galloping Gourmet.
Ah, well, just a rant. Of course, I'll probably keep watching because this show is still miles better than most of the garbage on TV.
What say you out there?
Make it a Great Day!Ann