After a somewhat slow start last week, Bravo’s Top Design rolled out episode number two last night. The challenge was to design a room for a ten-year old — only the contestants didn’t find that out until AFTER they went shopping that their clients were kids. Again, they kept them inside the Pacific Design Center (yawn) and gave them a budget of $5k (better than last week’s). John was sent home a loser for making a room that was unfinished (even though Michael’s was worse) and Eric won for making a pirate’s playhouse.
(BTW, Goil’s room was my favorite again, thus he gets a photo.)
I have to say, this episode wowed me even less than number one. I mean, I gave up the new episode of Lost to watch this (okay, I DVR’d it) and in the end was left feeling unsatisfied. What is it? This is my favorite subject — I should be salivating over every minute of this show. I think it’s the timing. The creation of the rooms goes by too fast without enough tension on the decision making or manual labor. Then a half an hour is spent on the judging which is just kinda dreary. The judges need to have more fun; Jonathan is the only one with humor and when he says something funny (“Mayor of Excusesville”) it’s like they’re afraid to laugh! Perhaps they are taking themselves too seriously? If it doesn’t shape up soon, I may not be able to commit to this on a weekly basis. Maybe I should just DVR the series and watch it all on one rainy Sunday afternoon? Am I alone in this opinion? Tell me what you think of the show! — Angela M.