Saturday, August 20, 2005

Cuz We Are Living In A ...

There's a new show on TLC called "Material World."

This is lifted from the channel's Web site:

"Material World, a new 12-episode series on TLC, is an irreverent, voyeuristic romp through the spectacular world of high-end interior design in the homes of the super-rich. It’s about taste, huge budgets, demanding clients and the high-end designers who serve them.

When it comes to building, renovating and designing a home, even millions of dollars can’t buy good taste. That’s where the designers of Material World come in. Viewers will see these in-demand professionals as they manage their high-profile clientele, catering to their every whim and weathering their every mood swing, while still maintaining a vision and staying on schedule. It’s no easy task."

I watched it today for the first -- and last -- time.

Are you kidding me? Are? You? Kidding? Me?

There were three designers and three clients showcased in the hour. One "celebrity" client was the guy who created the "Girls Gone Wild" video collection. Nice. He's made millions of dollars by convincing women to expose themselves on camera. I bet his mom is proud. Another client was a couple in Hollywood who were renovating their $6 million Tudor in Brentwood, and entrusted the construction to a guy in his 20s, who, it turned out, didn't know things like "Removing ceiling joists is bad." The third client, also a couple, hailed from Westchester but, as empty-nesters, decided to move to Park Avenue. The wife -- I swear I am not making this up -- had a borderline fit over the placement of an outlet in her powder room.

Good God. No wonder so much of the world hates us. There are probably people dying by the hundreds right this minute in Iraq. There are African children who are being orphaned as I write this as their parents die of AIDS, or starving to death themselves.

Even in this country, crimes are being commited every minute of every day, and this chick is bitching because of the placement of an outlet in her Italian-marbled powder room on Park Avenue?! So sure is she that someone is going to have to re-wallpaper the entire wall once that outlet is moved? Can someone please feel this woman's pain?!

If I were her designer, I would have slapped her. But I'm not her designer. Her designer is being paid a disgusting amount of money to kiss her ass.

Do you think, just maybe, that television producers are running out of ideas?


Blogger Dave said...

Really puts "Extreme Makeover: Home Editions," lawsuits or not, into perspective, doesn't it?

6:55 PM  

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