No one is saying that the girls don't have a right to be disappointed when they don't win. Of course they are going to be! They believe they've delivered the best room and the judges didn't agree and picked it apart. Every team has complained about the judging and responded to what the judges said. The issue isn't the complaining, it's the 'level of the whinge' if you will.
Crying because a judge dared give your room a 5, goes beyond being annoyed the judges didn't like the room because they couldn't find the light switch. They called the whole shows' integrity into question! None of the other contestants have ever done that! That's quite astounding really.
Now, they had to know that it was a possibility that they would face criticism and lose
I don't think they did. I think the twins expectations of how the show would go for them, and what's actually happening, is quite far apart. The girls aren't coping with not being hailed as the amazing design gurus they were last year. The girls seem to not have realised that this is a different competition, so it never was going to be the same. I agree that the producers probably blew a lot of smoke up their arse to get them back on the show, and their egos probably didn't allow for change, but they surely must realise they weren't always going to win against totally new people? I also think they've made more of an effort in being nice to the other competitors after last year. The only people they ever seemed to really get on with last year were Matt & Kim, and even then it wasn't always a great friendship. (I remember Matt at the end talking about how being friends with the twins had stopped them getting to know the other couples, and how much he regretted that when he realised some of them were nice people.)
To me, last night felt like a pity win. The judges had to award the win to the twins, on the advice of the producers so that the twins wouldn't melt down again and walk. I loved the boys kitchen. The twins kitchen, was dark, and I have no idea what that huge chuck of marble was doing. It was also in the wrong place. Anyone who has ever stayed in a hotel with an atrium knows the noise level outside the door is LOUD. You can hear everything going on in the rest of the hotel. It'll be same in that kitchen with the void. Burn one piece of toast, or cook anything, and the smell will permeate the bedrooms upstairs. As will the sound of someone filling the kettle. There will be no way of escaping the noise or the odours of the kitchen in any of the bedrooms.
And I disagree with Neil Whitaker, that colour will date. It'll be the same with Kyle & Kara's kitchen. Grey will go out of fashion and it'll be seen as too dark - it's why we all got rid of wooden kitchens and fell in love with white.
Rant over. :)
edited because I was trying to get rid of the second quote box and I don't know how to.
Edited by TVJunkie, Mar 10, 2014 @ 1:44 AM.