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Primetime Show Reviews
Review by Boo 6/9/05
Tommy Hilfigerís new show on CBS follows the same formula
that so many other shows are following: take the contestants, divide them into
teams, give them challenges, the losing team is picked, and an elimination is made. This
show starts out with 16 contestants that want the ultimate dream of designing
clothes under the Tommy Hilfiger label.
I really didnít think I would have any interest in this
show at all, since I am not that interested in fashion. I was pleasantly
surprised to be wrong. I may not know anything at all about fashion, but I
do know about peopleís dreams. Watching people that are passionate about what
they want is nice. Tommy is a gracious host and knows how to deliver criticism
without destroying a personís dreams. On the premier, neither team came out
shining, like Tommy had hoped for. He praised parts of each team's work, and
pointed out the things they did wrong, without being cruel or rude.
show made me realize what these big names risk when they do a reality show,
though. At the end of the show, he told both teams that one of them would be
signed to design under his name. He also told them that at this point in the
game, he is petrified by that thought. What happens on these shows if they go
through the whole show and not one contestant measures up to the hosts
standards? They signed on to do the show, so they still have to give one of
them a job. I understand why Tommy is petrified at the thought (not that I
thought they were all horrible). As I said, I know nothing about fashion, design,
or creativity. I wouldnít know talent in that area if I was slapped in the face
with it. I do understand that Tommy does know all of that, though. It made me
realize that the contestants on these shows are not the only ones that have
something to lose.
I donít see how a show like this one can go any farther
than one season. Itís not like Tommy is going to hire a new designer every
season...? Maybe I am wrong, Donald Trump does it.
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