I meant to do a discussion post Friday but you may have noticed there are a lot of things going on in the world. I’ve been watching way too much news and still trying to get to those pesky dishes. So I’m going to give you a quick rundown here.
I did take a time out very late Friday night to watch Carson and Thom’s show. I really like it. The reason I like it is not for the designs. It’s Carson. He’s hysterical with his quick, witty, one liners. Carson and Thom are a funny duo and that is what carries the show. I don’t remember a lot about the episode other than how much I hated the final design on the big house. Especially the dining room chairs. They were hideous. I don’t mind the mismatched chairs in general, but there are some very specific rules. Mostly, they can’t all be different styles and shapes. There needs to be some sort of common theme. In this case it looks like Thom just went to six different garage sales and bought a $5 chair. This is no Jeff Lewis Designs makeover. I’m not a huge fan of modern design, but Jeff’s designs are all stunning in the end. I could be really happy living in the homes he makes over. If Thom’s makeover was what I was expected to live with, I would have cried.
I either didn’t tape the second episode of Buying Blind or had it on very late at night while I was googling for news or catching up on emails. Either way I don’t remember it. That is the least interesting of the shows to me. It’s very formulaic. But people a house that they hate, fix it up, freak out about the budget and they love it in the end. I like it fine, and it fits nicely with the other two shows, it’s just the kind of show that runs in the background while tidy up the living room or clean out your downloads files.
Sweet Home is sort of a spin-off from a show called Sweet Home Oklahoma. A lot of people liked that show and a few of the people from that show are on it but if focuses on one interior designer. I loved what she did with the judge’s house. There is just the right amount of family and friends being silly. This week Jennifer designed the interior for a brand new office space. She also does a child’s bedroom. I love all of her designs.
So what do you think about Bravo’s new Friday night line up?