Reality Check


February 24, 2007|By SARAH KICKLER KELBER

I'm really trying to like Top Design. I like home design shows in general and enjoy the template this one is based on (Project Runway, Top Chef), but so far this version hasn't grabbed me.

It doesn't help that it feels like a cheap rip-off at times. Especially the sign-off line: "See you later, decorator." That's no "Auf Wiedersehen" or even "Pack your knives and go." Judge Jonathan Adler looks as if he hates himself a little more every time he delivers those not-so-stinging words.

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