Waste of time and money
K. Whisler | CHICAGO, IL USA | 09/06/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD set is a complete waste of money. Furthermore, I am surprised that Mr. Filicia was willing to lend his name to the project. The back of the case reads in part, "In this fantastic personal guide, Thom gives you the keys to creating a delicious décor in your own home." That description is totally incorrect.
The first disk consists entirely of short clips from previously aired shows. The second disk consists of outtakes from previously aired shows where Mr. Filicia either flubs or someone says something in questionable taste. Oh, and there is also a previously aired episode (the one with the scene carpenter guy who had long hair and wore overalls).
I *expected* a little added value-- maybe a voice over, or at least arrangement of the clips in such a way that the disks would actually teach something--before and after, perhaps? But no. Nothing but Thom Filicia saying "It's horrible" and so forth, again and again. It would be useful to someone who finds the man amusing and/or attractive (not to say that he isn't those things), but does nothing at all to teach the slightest design principles. Because the various clips seem to have been edited for humor value alone, the content is so cut up, one learns less than one would by actually watching the show.
Rucy | CA | 10/15/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)
"First, I love Thom Filicia's work. However I was under the impression, from the write-up, that this DVD would reveal a bit about how Thom Filicia approaches a room redesign and it revealed NOTHING more than I've seen on the show. The mfr has misrepresented this DVD completely because there's NO additional information about Filicia's methodology so, if you've seen the show, you don't need the DVD (just watch Bravo reruns and you'll achieve the same effect)."
LOVE Thom, Don't Love This DVD
Alexis | Los Angeles, CA | 07/16/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Thom's designs are always amazing. He never fails to impress. This DVD, however, is a mess. The organization of it makes it so you can't follow a single design from planning to execution... you have to see ALL of the projects at once! You see all of his impressions of the spaces, then see all the shopping trips, then see all the final reveals... you can't keep all the people and designs straight! And all of this chaos is accompanied by the nonstop Queer Eye techno. For an hour. Oof. I LOVE THOM!!! I just do NOT love this DVD!"