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    8/15 Show Thread: Design Star 5

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    Re: 8/15 Show Thread: Design Star 5

    Well, I'm surprised that Casey went home and not Michael. Michael's room was ugly. Those awful decals on the glass. Who would do that? Maybe at a preschool but in a home? None of that room flowed in a way that made any sense and the choice of colors and elements such as the decorations on the outside of the murphy bed was weird. Do we really need another design on a dime show? Or another thrift store finished show? Of the three I thought that Emily's looked the best and was the most finished and rich looking. I think she has the most obvious personality on the show. Michael is just too much "I'm so cute and swishy" for me. I don't think I could watch him. Especially since we already have David Bromstadt doing that.

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    Haven't watched the episode yet - I thought the whole season was pretty much preordained from the first episode.
    I don't care for either of the 2 finalist that are left and since I pretty much know who's going to win, all I can say is HGTV, please go back to your old format. This season of DS has been the most disappointing!
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    I was sad Casey went home but not surprised. I kinda thought she would before the epi even started. She's very talented. I can't stand Michael's voice. He has done some nice work but I wouldn't be able to tolerate him for a half hour or an hour. Pass on that. I'm pulling for Emily. She was the best one last night. Her room looked great, her concept was evident, and she explained it well. I hope she wins.

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    Arrrh...only two more episodes to go, the finale and then the winner's special. Why can't this show die?
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    I'm not surprised Casey went home. Bland presentation. And her show idea is a combo of other shows already on. No real newness. At least the other woman had a sightly interesting twist: I could see her asking someone to pick out their favorite outfit, the one that makes them feel best. Then show them how to turn that around and use it to decorate their house. I think a woman will win this year. Don't they seem to go boy, girl, boy, girl ...

    Eh. While it was better that they had individual challenges, the show was still a bore.

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    I'm not surprised Casey went home. Bland presentation. And her show idea is a combo of other shows already on. No real newness. At least the other woman had a sightly interesting twist: I could see her asking someone to pick out their favorite outfit, the one that makes them feel best. Then show them how to turn that around and use it to decorate their house. I think a woman will win this year. Don't they seem to go boy, girl, boy, girl ...

    Eh. While it was better that they had individual challenges, the show was still a bore.

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    Yes, I was bummed that Casey left. Thought she might win it all. Loved her ceiling treatment & found her space overall the most appealing. Candice kept looking skeptical when Casey was describing her idea... you could see the thought bubble, "Design on a Dime?"

    Michael's looked like a dorm room. Emily's looked like any of thousands of "old lady" estate sale condos here in FL.

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    Re: 8/15 Show Thread: Design Star 5

    Quote Originally Posted by Cornholio;4040021;
    Yes, I was bummed that Casey left. Thought she might win it all. Loved her ceiling treatment & found her space overall the most appealing. Candice kept looking skeptical when Casey was describing her idea... you could see the thought bubble, "Design on a Dime?"

    Michael's looked like a dorm room. Emily's looked like any of thousands of "old lady" estate sale condos here in FL.
    I think Casey didn't lose it on her ability as a designer. If you are going to apply to be the next Design Star, you need to have an idea that doesn't cause even a casual viewer to name a show on TV that already does that. She's also very attractive, but her top 3 presentation fell flat. They seem to be going for the host rather than the design talent this year.

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    Re: 8/15 Show Thread: Design Star 5

    Casey had no warmth or charisma when on camera. Her room was the weakes ot the trio, IMHO. Emily is a bit quirky, but I've not seen a show take fashion as an inspiration for the home's decor.

    I also like Michael's idea, but I think it needs a bit of tweaking. Emily is kind of endearing on camera.

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