I actually thought Nicloe sounded pretty good. Simpson just annoys me, but she was okay.
I watched and will give it another week to tilt the "DVR delete or continue" decision.
Nicole was good, Simpson was okay (but in an "everywoman/Ellen Degeneres" manner vice voice of expertise), and the acerbic Saks buyer was cool.
Haven't seen enough of the designers to make an assessment ... though it's to see Tilda Swinson there
... and I at the thought of multiple weeks of the insufferable Oscar, who reminds me FAR too much of Mr. Beuregard on American Dad. (Probably won't have to worry about that though, as his designs seem dated and derivative.)
The format is good, but there are too many contestants. I always want to see more double eliminations at the start of these shows ... there's just too much of a time commitment many times for me to keep watching. (I'm looking at you, Celebrity Apprentice!)