Parents' Guide to

Ellen's Next Great Designer

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Fun furniture design contest has talent, swearing.

TV Max Reality TV 2021
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age 12+

Based on 1 parent review

age 12+

Whine, Whine and more Whine

Like most American "reality" shows, the contestants complain, whine, whine, whine and most of them do not even build their own furniture - a builder does. Watch England's Great Pottery Throwdown - HBOmax. Creative and the contestants do their own work and absolutely no whining - very positive role models unlike American whine-fest "reality" shows.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Kids say: Not yet rated

This upbeat series showcases some of furniture design's up-and-coming talent, as well as the kind of unique, high-end furniture that you'd expect to see in galleries. Each challenge requires the designers to find inspiration from different sources, work with different materials, and tell stories with their designs. As they discuss their work, the designers also reveal how they go from a concept to creating an actual piece.

Throughout it all, DeGeneres makes remote appearances and pops up in the studio from time to time. But while she inserts some of her occasional trademark humor, she clearly takes the challenges -- and the designers' work -- seriously. Meanwhile, the judges are careful to offer honest, polite criticism, and they consistently note each contestant's talent. Ellen'' Next Great Designer is worth checking out for anyone interested in furniture or interior design.

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