I have to tell you, I was way put off by the response the judges had to the red teams' designs. OK, bad, yes. But uncomfrotably morbid? Nah! Come on, lighten up, people!
Alex drew a picture of NYCity on the wall, AND it had the twin towers still intact. Isn't that a bit morbid, considering? At least I thought so...but not one judge made a comment about that. If that doesn't bring back bad memories, what the heck would? Unless he drew a plane heading into it, I suppose.
And I'm in no way trying to be light here, I just did not get the judges being so condeming and ridiculously dark about the black ceiling, the paneling, etc. There is NO way those designers meant ANY disprect to the FF's, NO WAY! And I don't think most of us would have ever considered that point if Grumpy Vern hadn't have brought that up.
I honestly thought the guy (Vern) was going to threaten to kick some bootie, start crying, and/or kick all 4 of them off the show! He was THAT crazy! Am I wrong here? Did the judges over-react just a tiny bit?
Yes, for sure, Nina's braille board that only a blind person-who would not even be watching this show (DUH!), would recognize, was dumb, and the recliner that didn't was not thought out. But all in all, I just don't think they were as hideous as Vern made it all out to be. He's either on a Mark Burnett paycheck roll, or he's a heck of a lot more patriotic than we give him credit for. I'm going to feel really bad if I find out he lost someone in 9/11. And in NO way would I EVER lessen any emotion from that incident. I just didn't think his judging was on the mark. It hasn't been this season.
This is a designer challenge. Not who was the most honorable/patriotic designer. If it had been, I think they would have discussed that-all of them-before hand...