The Block – NSW V QLD Challenge – Design A New York Loft
Another season of The Block and we have more of Scott Cam’s bad jokes, excessive product placement and some good music to enhance the episode plot line.
As expected two of the favourite teams are automatically in The Block and the Fans will have to battle it out to get a permanent place on the show.
It was NSW V QLD competing in the first challenge. They had 24 hours to turn a small space in to a room that showed a New York loft style in 24 hours. Jesse and Kenny the miners from Queensland were fast out of the blocks and after a quick shop. In fact Kenny was a machine getting the walls up. They decided on designing a lounge room.
Kyle and Kara from the Central Coast were perpetuating the California Dreamin’ aka stoned surfer stereotype as they mooched around the shops even after Scott Cam told them they should allow time for their gyprocking to dry. Always a clue that this would be a problem on the show.
Ironically it was Jesse and Kenny that had this problem as a fast start came to a shuddering halt when a tradie did not turn up. After they hastily found another one he turned up over three hours late. Here’s a tip to Melbournites if you are looking for a gyprocker in Melbourne Igor is not the man to call.
Kyle finally got into the zone and decided to leave the wall with street art on it in their bedroom/lounge space.
It was a masterstroke as judge Neal Whittaker said “Nothing says New York like street art”. The judges declared their room to be the best they had ever seen in an elimination challenge and Kara and Kyle won their way into the competition. No small feat considering there was no furniture in the room 30 minutes before deadline. It was a good room as it had a bed, lounge and a table in it compared to the lounge room of the Qld team. With their laid back attitude, Kyle’s carpentry skills and a good design eye they will be competitive.
Kenny may not have made it on the show but he won quip of the episode when he replied to Jesse’s question asking what she should do and he said “Something productive!”.
What did you think of the teams on The Block? Will you continue watching it?