|Image from Candice (the blonde pointy one) Olson's blog post.|
So, I forwarded each episode to the middle and I got to skip, well, the purpose of the show, which is to depict normal people under extreme physical, emotional, and overall psychological stress, and went straight to the judging, where I could see the finished design and also hear the judges' feedback.
Even though the judges were critiquing designs and design processes that would never happen in a real design job, and what we see on television is greatly abbreviated (a friend of a friend was on Chopped and revealed that the judges actually spent an entire hour giving feedback about each dish, so I imagine it's probably similar on other shows), it's still helpful.
|Image from roomfu.com|
|Image by world-renowned photographer Frans Lanting|