There were a number of things about the “Trading Spaces” reboot that seemed to be just as we left them 10 years ago– Hildi Santos-Tomas is still unhinged, Paige Davis is a bad version of Kelly Ripa and the homeowners are still really good at coming up with surprised faces to cover up sadness.
Mostly, the show the still a little awkward, a little outdated and a little uncomfortable and a lot of that begins and ends with host Davis. She just’s a little too much.
For example– towards the end of the episode Davis, out of nowhere, leaned over and kissed designer Doug Wilson. It didn’t seem like he was expecting it nor did he enjoy it.
Viewers didn’t enjoy it either.