TV’s Eye-dea Of Good Apartment Taste

Why is it that all those “fix-up” shows (Queer Eye… et al) make the apartments they redo look more or less the same? “Almost anywhere can be improved with a bit of judicious gardening, a slap of paint and some maintenance. No argument there. But the overarching pretension of some of these programs makes them vastly amusing. They aren’t just fixing up a place, they act as though they are saving the world.”