I'm in San Francisco and I have Top design playing in the background. I agree with you, the show is ho hum. I don't hate it, but it is definately not in Project Runway's league.
Also have to say I was very disappointed in the end of Top Chef...I was SO bored with the last episode...felt anti-climatic with two episodes in Hawaii and I could have cared less who won. They need to spice it up...anyone else have an opinion? jood
The first time I caught Top Design the host's inability to draw us in was glaring - and it doesn't seem to be getting any better! What ever his talents - TV isn't one of them!
Maybe time to invest in the DVDs of the early seasons of Project Runway - it is a long winter even in So. Cal.!
p.s. - everybody catch the interview w/ Tim Gunn in the new issue of Quilting Arts?!
yeah I didn't care for the last episode of Top Chef either. Once Sam was off I didn't care who won.
I also think maybe the challenges in Top Designer aren't interesting enough. It's not like they are really making anything, you watch them shop for furniture and paint and then arrange it. They should have wild challenges like make a room out of only items from the grocery store!
I've quit watching already.
Plus, we don't get to be too invested in the designers...
And Todd O....he asks like he's reading cue cards or something - rather robotic -
Runway is a trainwreck of creative work. Sewing, cutting, bitching. When does it start up again?
TopChef is normally good, but this season they had people who couldn't cook a whole meal or present the food well. I don't like little piles of food spread out over a platter. They call it "sampling" but it's not dinner. How hard would it be to learn how to make one dessert? After Sam left--didn't care about the finale.