• Network: Lifetime
  • Series Premiere Date: Jan 16, 2014
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2.4

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 14 Ratings

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  2. Negative: 10 out of 14

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  1. Jan 31, 2014
    5
    Tim Gunn is the ONLY reason I tuned into this show. I was hopeful that maybe we would have more FASHION allowing the designers more than a few hours to create a look so we can really see what they can accomplish. I love the "mentor" concept but lets face it - Tim Gunn is the ULTIMATE MENTOR and no one can hold a candle to him. I do LOVE that each weeks winner is given $5k - a very niceTim Gunn is the ONLY reason I tuned into this show. I was hopeful that maybe we would have more FASHION allowing the designers more than a few hours to create a look so we can really see what they can accomplish. I love the "mentor" concept but lets face it - Tim Gunn is the ULTIMATE MENTOR and no one can hold a candle to him. I do LOVE that each weeks winner is given $5k - a very nice unique feature that Project Runway does not offer (but should!). I also wish Mondo would quit wearing shorts and sandals as this does not look very "fashionable" - more like relaxed Target or Marshall's. Hopefully they will have some "team building" exercises and maybe allow "2-days" to finish a challenge. I will keep tuning in week to week because I can't get enough of Tim Gunn and his awesome ability to help people move forward in the right direction. Hopefully he will inspire his three "mentor hopefuls" to be more like a coaches and allow the designers to be the centers of attention. Oh - love LOVE the new puppy Oscar!!! Where is Swatch??? : ) "MAKE IT WORK TIM GUNN!" Expand
  2. Feb 14, 2014
    6
    I love Tim Gunn, and sometimes I love Under the Gunn, too. The mentoring concept is a good one. But it doesn't work when Tim Gunn sees something he doesn't approve of. Instead of mentoring the mentors to get things working better, he gets impatient and shifts from mentoring the mentors, to being judgmental and making decisions for them - the very things he counsels his mentors not to doI love Tim Gunn, and sometimes I love Under the Gunn, too. The mentoring concept is a good one. But it doesn't work when Tim Gunn sees something he doesn't approve of. Instead of mentoring the mentors to get things working better, he gets impatient and shifts from mentoring the mentors, to being judgmental and making decisions for them - the very things he counsels his mentors not to do with their designer teams. If Mr. Gunn can fine-tune his managing style, the show will get better. Otherwise, it will frustrate viewers, because the interactions and designer growth that they watch the show for are not going to be there.. Expand
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  1. Reviewed by: Tom Gliatto
    Jan 31, 2014
    38
    The coach-team setup give the show a slight Voice vibe, but the whole thing feels flat. [10 Feb 2014, p.50]
  2. Reviewed by: Phil Dyess-Nugent
    Jan 15, 2014
    58
    The new Under The Gunn--a Project Runway imitation with Gunn in the head judge’s chair--merely has the feel of lifeboats being lowered.