Design Star | Episode FourMonday, July 12, 2010
With 3 episodes down and only 9 contestants left, Design Star headed into the 4th challenge with flowers taking the place of instruments and fashion. I don't know if it was the editing or simply the direction of this plotline, but for some reason this is the first time I've felt this far removed, even distant from the designers and the challenge as a viable source of inspiration.
The men's apartment
I cannot see either bouquets apparent in both designs...looks like y'all are forcing them to dig real deep HGTV
Tom's huffing and puffing seems to be the only thing left breathing fire into this stale challenge
As a viewer, I've lost my connection to the remaining 9 only because it seemed evident that they each lost their connection to this week's inspiration. The challenges are seemingly becoming more ambiguous with nary a client in sight. You've got back-to-back interviews with each contestant struggling to explain how his/her flower is integrated into the space, coupled with both teams' growing animosity towards a select few amongst their own. Had this truly been Survivor Manhattan edition, I'd be psyched. But it's not, it's still Design Star, and while we do continue to see some interesting moments in design, we have yet to see individual talent outshine the rest. It's no wonder the judges couldn't select a winner, clearly no one stood out.
The women's + Dan's apartment
photo credits: HGTV
I'm DYING for an individual challenge....Please!!! Makes me miss the White Box even more. Here's a space, here's your client, now design! Simple equations yield exceptional results. Stick to the formula HGTV. Hope next week's firefighters help to bring the flame back to this hot mess of an otherwise promising show.
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