Thursday, April 12, 2007

Thank God That's Over With

I've never been so eager to see a television series come to an end. I tried to love BRAVO-TV's Top Design, but I just couldn't. I was faithful every Wednesday night, stuck by it, made excuses for it, stroked it lovingly. But last Wednesday night the show came to an anticlimactic end, and I, for one, am glad to have my Hump Nights back again (cause there ain't no way in hell I'm gonna be watching its replacement, Shear Genius). I can't imagine BRAVO will renew Top Design for another season. It was lackluster and unrealistic. I mean how many rooms are actually shaped like a hexagon?

BRAVO, just bring back Tim Gunn and Project Runway soon and no one will get hurt.

But back to Top Design (since I brought it up), the show offered few surprises. The winner of the show was Matt, who was actually my choice from the very beginning (The BF had chosen Goil). OF COURSE he was going to win over Carisa, because there was no way the posture-palsied Margaret Russell was going to give a photo spread in ELLE Decor to an F.I.T. student over a Chief Designer at an established design studio in Chicago.

I will, however, miss seeing what outfit judge Kelly Wearstler will wear every week. I had a bet that she would come dressed as George Washington in the last episode, but she actually dressed just like a real person. And I used to think that Jonathan Adler was a big deal until mid-season when I realized that it was actually Grace Adler I had heard of and I just got them confused (all in all, his facial contortions and windsor knots were amusing). And does Todd Oldham really speak like Kermit the Frog all the time? Is that his normal voice?

And don't get me started on the guest judges. Who chooses these people?? The guest judge for the finale was Trudie Styler. Who the hell is that, you ask? Me too! Trudy is actually Mrs. Sting. And she is highly qualified to judge the outcome of this finale because she has redecorated her homes - which should qualify just about everyone else on planet Earth:

"And today, our guest judge is Smitty, the homeless guy from the corner of Palisades and Grant. He has converted his small toaster oven-size box hovel into a large three-room refrigerator/office chair box condo."

{rolling my eyes}

Mostly, The BF and I will miss hanging out every Wednesday with Will and Richard. But we now have this event to bond us together forever. Sorry guys.

And with that, I have only one thing to say: See you later, decorators.