LAST EDITED ON 06-22-10 AT 05:08 PM (EST)
LAST EDITED ON 06-22-10 AT 03:42 PM (EST)
Wow. For two weeks in a row, I was shocked at who was sent home.
First of all, I was pulling for the men, who at least got along and performed as a team, and I was completely stunned that the judges thought the men's apartment was better. Even with wanting the women to lose, I didn't think it was even close. I thought their apartment was clearly the better design. I guess that shows what I know.
I thought Courtland's wall was the only decent design in the men's apartment, and their bedroom was completely uninspired.
With the women being selected as the losers, regardless, I was surprised Casey wasn't in the Bottom 2. She had the Grizzly style, which was no where to be found in the women's design.
The 2nd woman in the Bottom 2 should have been Nina. I didn't think her design was that bad, but she forced her way into the leadership role. I respect that, but the main drawback to that position is you take the majority of the blame when the team loses. So, the judges got her right, but they never said the right reason why.
I don't agree that Nina was the best designer last week. That being said, the judges couldn't eliminate her this week after they designated her the star last week.
Nina, nor the judges, seemed to grasp that this was a team challenge. The women lost as a team. For any of the women to hold their ground with Nina would have simply caused discord within the team and wasted time. The judges said "this is a competition." Wrong. The competition on this particular task was the men, not each other. By steamrolling others, Nina gained herself nothing, and the other women allowing themselves to be steamrolled actually did what was in the best interest of the team. Fortunately for Nina, the judges, at least what was shown, didn't recognize this at all.
The judges seemed full of contradictions to me. Just keep the challenges individual if you are going to judge them that way.
And finally, I liked Tara. Real shame to see her go. Good host too. Color matches are a key part of fashion. Also, the navy button-up seemed to drape over the yellow inner shirt the same way the navy curtains draped over the yellow walls. Personally, I thought the design did evoke the fashion style. Perhaps Tara should have explained it that way.