Parents' Guide to

Designing Miami

By Jenny Nixon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Uneven reality show about married designers in Miami.

Poster art for the Netflix reality series Designing Miami. A man with a buzzed head leans in to kiss a long-haired brunette. There are baked treats and a bottle of champagne on the ground between them.

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The series falters in large part because it can't decide whether it's a design-focused show, a workplace drama, or a reality show with manufactured drama. The only real conflict in Designing Miami is when Eilyn expresses mild irritation at Ray for not standing up to his large family when they bring up her least favorite topic, having a baby. It's clear that both halves of the Designing Miami couple are majorly focused on building their businesses, first and foremost -- and at another point, Ray even states that while he feels ready for a kid, he respects that his wife doesn't and that he won't pressure her about it.

Still, we don't spend enough time on the relationship stuff to get very invested in their story, then the show shifts to before-and-after room reveals and tips on how to accessorize a bookshelf. Should the series get a second season, it would probably help a lot if they'd pick a lane and stick with it.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: September 21, 2022
  • Network: Netflix
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • TV rating: NR
  • Last updated: February 17, 2023

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