Picks and Pans Review: Top Design

UPDATED 02/05/2007 at 01:00 AM EST Originally published 02/05/2007 at 01:00 AM EST

Bravo (Wednesdays, 10 p.m. ET)

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Let's see. There's "Auf Wiedersehen" on Project Runway, and Top Chef has "Please pack your knives and go." So what will the kiss-off be on Bravo's latest competition between interior designers? "Make like a sofa and stuff it," perhaps? Sadly, it's "See you later, decorator." The rest of the show (which premieres at 11 p.m. on Jan. 31) is far less painful, mostly due to the testy contestants. "I didn't know I was coming on this show to babysit," says John, 39, to Michael, 23, who—confoundingly—doesn't know how to paint. With a fun host in Todd Oldham (he's so enthusiastic, he should have his own kid's show), wacky phrases like "Stanley Kubrick meets funkadelic" thrown around and standouts like New York designer Goil Amornvivat (left), Top Design will make you not want to leave your TV room—no matter what it looks like.
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