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HGTV Spring Thread 2024

Of course, when one thinks of Spring, one thinks of Paris.....and when one thinks of Paris, the gem that IS Adrian Leeds comes to mind!

Anyhoo.....more HGTV talk here.

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by Anonymousreply 97July 9, 2024 4:20 PM

Previous thread here

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by Anonymousreply 1April 1, 2024 4:08 AM

I just started watching Houses with History. The show has a great concept. But the host, Mike Lemieux, seriously grates on me. Going after old houses, highlighting old features and techniques is quite interesting. I'm just not sure I can deal with Lemieux high or just high-on-life delivery. He comes across to me like either being on drugs or a little bit manic. It feels off to me. It would be all fine if the director told him to tone it down. But if this animated delivery is part of the show I might be out soon.

by Anonymousreply 2April 1, 2024 12:20 PM

My future ex-husband in some kind of home improvement magazine.......

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by Anonymousreply 3April 1, 2024 1:41 PM

Oh... I forgot about this new thread. I'm here!

Okay, I just finished watching season 1 of "Restored" (only 40 more seasons to go...) and watched the first episode of season 2. First, I do like the series but I'm not as excited about it as I was with "Houses With Histories". I guess I just don't like the houses and their styles.

Second, it was obvious to me that there had to be a new producer/director for season 2/episode 1 from season one and... whoever that was directed from a homoerotic view. This was the episode where the two men (never referred to as a couple) bought a house together. Well... (and maybe it was the editing) it was testosterone all over the place! Lots of camera butt shots of Brett, Brandon, and others, when they would bend over. Of course, more than usual shots of Brandon ogling eyes towards Brett. I guess every man in the episode had a pierced ear(s) excluding to two stars (B&B). Then the female gender (who normally have short scenes to begin with) had even shorter (to almost non-existent) scenes.

I guess they wanted to try something new?

by Anonymousreply 4April 5, 2024 2:44 PM

R4 will have to rewatch!

by Anonymousreply 5April 5, 2024 2:52 PM

[quote][R4] will have to rewatch!

Yasss honey, and someone had to say something because even the stencil guy butched up in episode 2 and 3 (I'm on episode 5 now). But those girls were certainly enjoying one another in that episode.

by Anonymousreply 6April 5, 2024 8:52 PM

There was one episode in either this very last season or maybe one before it with a handsome husband with grayish hair and I swear, he and Brett were about to tear off each others clothes and flipfuck each other several times. The vibe was just overwhelming. Poor little wife was invisible.

by Anonymousreply 7April 5, 2024 9:13 PM

[quote]There was one episode in either this very last season or maybe one before it with a handsome husband with grayish hair and I swear, he and Brett were about to tear off each others clothes and flipfuck each other several times.

I'll definitely be on the lookout for that one! I'm just on season 3 (35 more seasons to go) episode one. This is the one with the lesbian couple... rather two women bought a house together, and the IML demotion crew. I mean... every man of that crew had a handlebar mustache? C'mon now....

Brett was QUITE comfortable with that crew too! So comfortable that I could easily envision him in leather. gear. He became much more interesting to me...

WELP! Back to watching!

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by Anonymousreply 9April 6, 2024 8:46 PM

I couldn't resist. An homage to "you know who"...

(Image from: Recycled, Restored, Re-purposed, Reused)

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by Anonymousreply 10April 11, 2024 4:44 PM

Gurl! Who wakes up in the morning and thinks " if if I dye my hair a very dark unnatural shade of brunette, get a perm and wear matching ashade of lipstick and blouse I will look hot despite my age". Honey that ship sailed with the Lusitania and it didn't return either.

by Anonymousreply 11April 11, 2024 5:14 PM

[quote]There was one episode in either this very last season or maybe one before it with a handsome husband with grayish hair and I swear, he and Brett were about to tear off each others clothes and flipfuck each other several times.

YES! I just saw it! Poor wifey was so into her house and agonizing over it that she totally missed the flirtations by her husband (who is VERY handsome!) and the salivaing Brett. Mmph...

But I'm sure this was just the product of editing...

by Anonymousreply 12April 12, 2024 1:41 PM

Yeah, that grayish husband......hot as fuck. I usually don't drool over the clients but something about him just did it for me. I'll have to see if I can get a screenshot.

by Anonymousreply 13April 12, 2024 4:46 PM

[quote]I usually don't drool over the clients but something about him just did it for me.


by Anonymousreply 14April 12, 2024 4:48 PM

Okay, I'm caught up with the Brett series. I'm trying to catch up with the rest of you...

The budgets towards the latter part of the series seemed much more realistic but (and I'm sure it's me) where are people getting $150K-$300K for renovations? I mean... there was one episode where a couple had just bought a house a year ago but then saw the historic house for sale and so they bought that one and gave Brett a $300K budget! My point is that the later seasons and episodes just did not seem relatable for the average person to me.

Towards the end his obsession with the ice box theme became just as bad Jean Stoffer's obsession with the coffee bar. It became tiring.

I was so shocked that so many of these residences had only one bathroom! That's something that is unthinkable to me but then I remembered that 2 or more bathrooms in a standard residence really didn't become a thing until the late 50's.

I fell in love with stenciling and will now incorporate it into my own space.

Overall very good renos but the one that sticks out in my mind was the couple who had lived in their house for 30 years, raised their kids, and for the very first time could invest in their house that they loved. The wife/mother was just so genuinely moved by the transformation of her space (it was like a dream come true) that I even teared up as she cried. It was as if she was seeing a dream come true before she dies. Beautiful. Just beautiful!

by Anonymousreply 15April 12, 2024 5:31 PM

R15 I think a lot of these renos are funded with HELOCs and as the average house price and equity's gone up, especially in the last few years, I think some of these larger houses had a lot of equity to borrow from.

But yeah, I think most average homes valued between 100K-300K (if not lower) wouldn't have the capacity to do that.

by Anonymousreply 16April 12, 2024 5:55 PM

What were we thinking...

Miami, Florida. Circa 1971.

Here's my Aunt Josephine on her new couch. She had it covered in plastic to protect it. I told her that was ridiculous because people stick to it in the summer when it's hot. She threw a shoe at me.

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by Anonymousreply 17April 12, 2024 6:11 PM

I'm surprised Aunt Josephine was allowed in the living room.

by Anonymousreply 18April 12, 2024 6:44 PM

"Renovation Impossible"

Big hands, big feet... OH, MY!


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by Anonymousreply 19April 13, 2024 1:18 AM

Not a great shot but....here's the husband from Restored (as mentioned at r13)

touch him, Brett!

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by Anonymousreply 20April 13, 2024 1:41 AM

^That's him!

(but I'm sure it was just the editing...)

by Anonymousreply 21April 13, 2024 3:27 AM

My Lottery Dream Home S15/EP17 - was on tonight - Don't know what these two lesbian sisters (Kathy and Peg) are flying on but there is no property on Lake Mendota worth 5M. This is not Malibu for god's sake. The first property was already on House Hunters a couple of years ago, I believe, and now it's back on the market for a lot less. The property she ended up with was very impressive but I just can't see paying that price to live in Madison. Nice city but how about a place in Milwaukee or Chicago?

by Anonymousreply 22April 13, 2024 4:37 AM

And I'd like to know what stock she bought that had an eight figure ROI.

by Anonymousreply 23April 13, 2024 6:13 AM

R22 Could it be a Maple Bluff property? (That's the only place I can think of that I know is richy-rich in that area, but I've never been to anything there.)

by Anonymousreply 24April 13, 2024 1:17 PM

And, also, too, while we're in the neighborhood of 'My Lottery Dream Home', could I just observe again that David Bromstad is looking and behaving more and more like a buffoon?

I guess he's buffooning all the way to the Bank, but David, you're beyond parody now.

We're often irresponsibly throwing around psychiatric diagnoses, so I'll do it again - I think he has some serious mental issues. And not just because of the festival of tattoos. I'd say what a waste of an attractive man with an attractive body but I would be discounting his bubbly personality.

by Anonymousreply 25April 13, 2024 2:11 PM

David Bromstead is Daddy Bear Russell Holmes' favorite designer and show...

by Anonymousreply 26April 13, 2024 3:18 PM

Is that supposed to be surprising?

Or a ringing endorsement?

by Anonymousreply 27April 13, 2024 3:30 PM

R24 IIRC it was closer to Shorewood Hills.

by Anonymousreply 28April 13, 2024 4:13 PM

Okay, the most recent Small Town Potential - the one with the two lesbians - is called Honeymoon House Hunt, I think.

The husband is a short little guy but nice and muscled. An ass that won't quit!

by Anonymousreply 29April 19, 2024 3:52 AM

Interesting - Magnolia had on a show with TWO HOMOSEXUALS! "Northwest by Design"

So it's a design firm with two MARY!s running it, and they showed the one guy's husband, as well.

I didn't think Magnolia did the homosex stuff.

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by Anonymousreply 30April 21, 2024 8:34 PM

They don't own Magnolia outright.

[quote]HBO has gained the Gaineses. Per Variety, Chip Gaines and Joanna Gaines's Magnolia Network will now be overseen by HBO. Magnolia, the lifestyle brand home to a bunch of modern-farmhouse aesthetic content (and, okay, some non-Gaines shows too), is jointly owned by the couple and Discovery.

I suspect it might not have been their choice.

by Anonymousreply 31April 21, 2024 9:06 PM

[quote] and they showed the one guy's husband, as well.

He married well! But Adam... that cabinetmaker in that episode was HOT! Why wasn't he the one constructing the cabinets I did not catch...

Okay... NO MONEY was mentioned anywhere (as the couple (the wife had a great head of hair) overlooked their tennis courts) and this project was major construction! I did not get a sense of environmental design but more of a sense of interior design. I agree that the house needed space needed more light but wouldn't light color paint accomplish the same thing rather than rip out floors and ceilings and replace with lighter woods that were painted white? I can say that I only really liked the porch construction and the accordion window which really opened the view.

Beautiful scenery. Beautiful views. However, the episode was haphazard and disjointed for me. I'll have to see more episodes.

I'm watching "Mind For Design" now and I've seen this guy so, Brian Patrick Flynn, somewhere else before. I've never seen this show though

by Anonymousreply 32April 22, 2024 1:05 AM

Brian Patrick Flynn - He does the HGTV Dream Home shtick. He's a designer and presenter. Interesting looking - probably considered good looking - I'm sure he thinks he's a star - but there is something vaguely creepy about him.

by Anonymousreply 33April 22, 2024 1:12 AM

Thanks, R33. I agree with you too that there is just "something" about him that isn't sitting right with me. I don't recall where I've seen him previously but the film career and self-taught blah, blah, is familiar to me.

by Anonymousreply 34April 22, 2024 1:20 AM

I don’t understand the financial thesis with shows like Fixer Upper. The buyer has a budget of say $300,000. They find a hovel for $150,000 and then sink another $150,000 into it. So now they own the most expensive house in the neighborhood. How is that good financial planning? Unless everyone else in the neighborhood puts that kind of money into fixing up their homes, they are never going to recoup the money that they put into it.

by Anonymousreply 35April 22, 2024 1:25 AM

All I know about Brian Patrick Flynn is that the homes he designs for those HGTV giveaways are atrocious.

However, I tend to believe he's forced to throw literally every fucking thing a sponsor wants to appear in that house, as it's the only thing that explains 17 different tiles and 8 different wallpapers all in the same room, etc.

by Anonymousreply 36April 22, 2024 4:04 AM

[quote] But Adam... that cabinetmaker in that episode was HOT! Why wasn't he the one constructing the cabinets I did not catch...

Okay, he was the cabinet maker. Adam DiPaola is the Project Manager...and another "family" member

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by Anonymousreply 37April 22, 2024 12:13 PM

I dated a guy that looked a lot like Steve Hoedemaker years ago.

He was reserved and shy, until we got to the bedroom and then.....one of the more sizable slabs of sizemeat I've ever experienced!

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by Anonymousreply 38April 22, 2024 4:16 PM

^Hmm... I'm not ready to commit just yet. I do know that I am NOT impressed by his house, that client's house, nor his design(s). Did anyone else notice that the hallways in his own house were rather narrow? These are not large and/or broad-shouldered guys either. At some points it felt like a hallway on a cruise ship.

by Anonymousreply 39April 22, 2024 5:47 PM

I liked the client's house well enough, for being a weirdly constructed McMansion.

But yeah, I kinda liked Steve and husband's kitchen more before than after! LOL

by Anonymousreply 40April 22, 2024 5:54 PM

[quote]However, I tend to believe he's forced to throw literally every fucking thing a sponsor wants to appear in that house, as it's the only thing that explains 17 different tiles and 8 different wallpapers all in the same room, etc.

I did learn something new from his show. I had no idea that you could reglaze tiles and tubs a differnt color. Thinking about it, it does make sense but I have never seen and/or heard of anyone doing that before.

[quote]How much does it cost to Reglaze a bathtub a different color? Reglazing is the process of applying a glazing substance that becomes the very top layer of your tub. Your tub is sanded, chips are filled in, and a new surface coating is applied. The cost of bathtub reglazing averages between $280 and $600 for the typical homeowner.

[quote]Is it cheaper to Reglaze tile or replace? For most practical homeowners, ceramic tile resurfacing is really the better option because it costs less and you don't need to demolish the tiled area. In terms of aesthetics, you can revert to the original color of the ceramic or you can change it to a different look or color without ever changing the tiles.

With this Brian Patrick Flynn, I'm not impressed. Not impressed at all. However, that is true with a number of these designers that I have see thus far. I'm missing why a number of people could not do these interior improvements themselves? Just a few subscriptions to some interior magazines for a few years and watching home shows as such, would arm most with good skills and taste to be very creative. I mean... over-the-top excitement about putting wallpaper in a closet? Really?

by Anonymousreply 41April 23, 2024 12:59 AM

[quote] why a number of people could not do these interior improvements themselves? Just a few subscriptions to some interior magazines for a few years and watching home shows as such, would arm most with good skills and taste to be very creative.

That sounds like a tall order for the average straight guy (and even for many gays).

by Anonymousreply 42April 23, 2024 3:47 AM

HGTV has shown several instances of reglazing a tub or a sink - I think it's relatively inexpensive.

But not as many tile reglazing - I think the gays on Bargain Block did it once.

by Anonymousreply 43April 23, 2024 1:01 PM

The lesbians (Small Town Potential) had a cute bearded guy this week, Patrick, who falls into the "does his wife know she married a gay man?"

by Anonymousreply 44April 26, 2024 3:55 AM

I’m wondering if the remodeling jobs in the hillbilly towns need permits and inspections. Where I live in the Northeast you can barely do anything to your property without a permit.

by Anonymousreply 45April 29, 2024 1:10 PM

^That's actually an interesting question because many of the permits and inspections needed can make a project cost prohibitive. I definitely believe in the inspections but in another thought, this is just a means for revenue generation.

by Anonymousreply 46April 29, 2024 2:00 PM

Loved watching Ben and Josh dancing wearing the Chippendales wood bow ties they made for each other on Home Town. And the little kiss? What went on back in their college dorm room? And, yes, Josh is cuter than Erin.

by Anonymousreply 47April 29, 2024 3:22 PM

[quote] Loved watching Ben and Josh dancing wearing the Chippendales wood bow ties they made for each other on Home Town. And the little kiss?


I love Josh. He is the kind of guy that does it for me. One of my types. Those little dudes are often packing nicely and animals in bed!

by Anonymousreply 48April 29, 2024 3:24 PM

R48. New episode last night. I swear Ben knows he has a fan club out there.

by Anonymousreply 49April 29, 2024 4:43 PM

Omg, that dude on House Hunters is completely exhausting!

His Mary-ness knows no bounds. He wants the biggest house, too. I bet he earns less than the gigantor he is married to.

Their kids are super cute, though.

by Anonymousreply 50May 2, 2024 3:26 AM

Watched Farmhouse Fixer with Jonathan Knight.

He still looks good. So do a few members of his crew. Those New England guys are kinda hot.

by Anonymousreply 51May 2, 2024 4:05 AM

I fantasize about a threesome with Jonathan and his husband :)

by Anonymousreply 52May 2, 2024 4:39 AM

I don't know what Jon is like in real life, but for a former (and occasionally current) boy band boy, he really come across as a very nice guy, and seems very kind and down to earth.

They also do very accessible design, including realistic costs.

His is one of the better of the legions of repetitive "design" shows.

I'd get in line for a threesome as well.

by Anonymousreply 53May 2, 2024 1:14 PM

wait a minute...

Jonathan Knight is gay? (Please have mercy on me because I'm not nearly as knowledgeable about these shows and personalities that many of you are)

I thought he was married to the blonde-haired woman that I saw him appear with on the competition show "Rock The Block". And then, they appeared together on the program "Houses With Histories". I always assumed that they were married. They acted as a married couple to me. But I'm just learning this revelation this morning while sipping my morning coffee?

Oh, wow...

by Anonymousreply 54May 2, 2024 1:53 PM

The blond woman is his friend and 'Designer', Kristina Crestin,

Jon IS gay. Harley Rodriguez is his husband. He's a personal trainer at a Boot Camp gym in Boston. He appears on the show sometimes. Looks like a pocket gay.

by Anonymousreply 55May 2, 2024 1:59 PM

Jon also discovered and promoted the 'Houses with History' gang, Mike Lemieux, carpenter Rich Soares and designer Jen MacDonald.

They're all from the Boston area. 'Houses with History' gang work primarily in Plymouth, Mass.

by Anonymousreply 56May 2, 2024 2:02 PM

Thanks, R55. I have since done a very quick Google search, and... well...

I'm just a product of my own making. I was too cheap to buy cable and a television and therefore depended upon my laptop and YouTube to keep me connected to "reality".

by Anonymousreply 57May 2, 2024 2:07 PM

Yeah, Jon is gay and out. They've showed his husband a few times on the show.

by Anonymousreply 58May 2, 2024 2:07 PM

Scott McGillivray and his bulgy jeans are back on HGTV starting June 1.

by Anonymousreply 59May 10, 2024 3:44 PM

I know that all the shows are faked/scripted to some degree and that for the most part the "hosts" are just that, hosts.

But I do think Jon and Christina come across in a pretty natural away. Aside from some really overbearing background music, their show doesn't feel as much of the OH NOES FORCED DRAMA!!!! bullshit as other shows do.

And I would totally do Jon. And his husband. And the gray haired contractor Jon uses. And Jon's brother Jordan. And......

by Anonymousreply 60May 10, 2024 3:46 PM

Ugh. HGTV is doing a show with Tarek and his new spouse AND Christina and her new MAGA husband. Ugh.

by Anonymousreply 61May 15, 2024 11:34 PM
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by Anonymousreply 62May 16, 2024 4:26 AM

Okay... I've just completed watching Season 5 of "Rock The Block" (and I LOVE this show) and I AM PISSED!!! I had to watch from the beginning because I had to give these shows a rest and given that I'm still nowhere near as knowledgeable about these shows and personalities as many of you are!

I'm just SO pissed though! IMHO, Evan Thomas and Keith Bynum have not (and are not) given the recognition that they are rightfully entitled to. Granted, I have not viewed their show but the work that they have done on 2 seasons of RTB has just been stunning! It has even crossed my mind that they are not winning because they are gay. Also, I've wondered if I'm just more attuned to their aesthetics because it "touches" my own (quiet elegance) and that might be clouding my objectivity. UGH!!! GRRR!!! I"M JUST SO PISSED!!!

by Anonymousreply 63May 16, 2024 7:22 PM

RTB isn't judged objectively, but by fellow HGTV "stars" who see everything through their own design lens. The winners are probably based on metrics run after the teams are chosen, but before filming even starts.

by Anonymousreply 64May 16, 2024 7:33 PM

HGTV is as scripted as an episode of Melrose Place.

by Anonymousreply 65May 16, 2024 7:37 PM

A new HGTV star?

Maybe I'm late but apparently Christian Siriano has entered the interior design space.

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by Anonymousreply 66May 16, 2024 10:11 PM

This week's Home Town didn't have much of Josh.

But it did have the 3 siblings that were on a season or two ago, including the silver fox brother/son with the deep voice. He must do TV/radio or something.

by Anonymousreply 67May 22, 2024 3:42 AM

Siriano’s stuff all looks the same. Tour the showrooms and buy a bunch of new stuff, arrange, done. No personality. Just the latest trendy contemporary styles.

by Anonymousreply 68May 22, 2024 11:36 AM

Well, I love Christian Siriano. He clothes the Hollywood stars that nobody wants to dress: the uber skinny vapid whores.

He creates great things for them plus I still enjoy his work on Project Runway.

That white couch looked really comfortable. 🤗

by Anonymousreply 69May 23, 2024 1:20 AM

^^^ Oops, that didn’t come out like I intended. He does not dress the skinny attention whore. He dresses the real women with non-plastic surgery bodies.

by Anonymousreply 70May 23, 2024 1:22 AM

I love that the Farmhouse Fixer, Backstreet Boy is coming out with a new show. By the looks of it he’s already regretting his decision to purchase that campground.

by Anonymousreply 71May 23, 2024 1:24 AM

I admit it....I bought a scented candle from Laurel Mercantile.

In my fantasy, it smells like Ben and Josh's dicks.

by Anonymousreply 72May 27, 2024 4:22 AM

Season finale for Home Town. The husband was sorta cute.

I've been sorta not watching as much these last few weeks but looking forward to my future ex husband Scott McGillivray's show coming back this Saturday night.

by Anonymousreply 73May 29, 2024 6:44 PM

Well, I guess they figured out a way to cash in on the obvious, and what people were laughing at about them.....

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by Anonymousreply 74May 31, 2024 7:20 PM

Scott McG's show is back. He looks as buff and good in his jeans as usual but the hair plugs/plants/dark dye job is getting super distracting.

by Anonymousreply 75June 3, 2024 4:09 AM

Yes his hair is way too dark.

by Anonymousreply 76June 3, 2024 4:03 PM

Trixie Mattel has another reno show.

Not a big fan of her (I mean, she's OK) or the Property Brothers but I might have to watch, if only for the promo where Trixie called Drew Scott and said..."I need a gay designer to help....wait, is your brother around?" LMAO

by Anonymousreply 77June 8, 2024 1:20 AM

The bros who were Scott’s clients tonight on Vacation House Rules spent way too much time trimming their eyebrows. They made Scott look incredibly macho.

by Anonymousreply 78June 9, 2024 1:00 AM

Huh? There wasn't a new VHR tonight. Unless it was a repeat of the two queens on the ice pond?

by Anonymousreply 79June 9, 2024 3:04 AM

They were very appreciative of Scott "mentoring" them, in fact they thanked him several times.

by Anonymousreply 80June 9, 2024 3:22 AM

R79 Yup. Brand new one. Two very pretty brothers who adored Scott. They owned a ranch and raised bison. I thought their dad was hotter, though.

by Anonymousreply 81June 9, 2024 12:53 PM

R81 are you in Canada, by chance?

by Anonymousreply 82June 9, 2024 3:38 PM

R82. No. Far away from there in SWFL. The new episode was on HGTV.

by Anonymousreply 83June 9, 2024 4:27 PM

r83 Hmm, weird. Last night we just had a sea of House Hunters repeats. Maybe it was the cable provider. Thanks!

by Anonymousreply 84June 10, 2024 1:32 AM

R84 It comes on at 8PM EDT. I think new episodes might have aired at 9pm last year.

by Anonymousreply 85June 10, 2024 1:37 AM

I only watch Scott McGillivray's show for him, but I'm not sure I can anymore. It's just SO formulaic and repetitive. You could set your watch by it (the Do Your Research chyron is at about the seven-minute mark, I'd guess). Yes, I realize that's HGTV's m.o., but I guess I should be folding clothes or making cookies while I watch it because it's not something that requires much attention. (I used to count how many shirts he wore per episode.) The final interior decor usually looks like a Crate & Barrel catalog. I rarely like the home owners, and the influencers and the nepo baby construction bros checked that box easily. Thanks, Scott, for the one tight tshirt showing your perky nipples. Maybe after the episode where he goes swimming (there's always one) I'll finally give the show up. That said, I did learn that Canadians pronounce it 'bizon' not 'bison,' so thanks for that.

by Anonymousreply 86June 11, 2024 6:33 PM

HGTV has gone to shit.

I mainly put it on when I need meaningless background when L&O isn't on. At least with L&O i can see the entire scene in my mind based on the dialogue. Which, embarrassingly, I can often quote.

by Anonymousreply 87June 11, 2024 9:39 PM

I still enjoy House Hunters, especially if there’s nothing else on.

by Anonymousreply 88June 11, 2024 11:22 PM

HGTV seems to have really started to repeat itself. It was always formulaic but it also always usually had something new and fresh, so if one thing bored you another would come along.

Now it's the same all the time.

Wonder if the slow flow of things is either because of last year's strikes (I don't think reality was affected) or the whole purchase/merger of Discovery into Warner Bros.

by Anonymousreply 89June 12, 2024 2:05 AM

Repeating itself and formulaic? See also: The Food Network.

by Anonymousreply 90June 12, 2024 8:34 PM

The one bison brother was hotter than the other.

by Anonymousreply 91June 12, 2024 9:15 PM

I just finished watching a few of these series (although I'm nowhere near where many of you are) and I'll give my take in the next few posts. The latest one I finished was called "Revealed" with Veronica Valencia. I liked the concept of the show and can understand why it was greenlighted. Mixing genealogy with design? Hmm... interesting concept and I'm somewhat surprised it did not get renewed (2023) seems to be the only season. If that concept is not begging for an Ancestry sponsorship, I don't know what else is.

The project time frames seemed to be the most realistic of all of these shows. It didn't seem as if any of her projects were less than 3 months' time. Also, the budgets... where are people getting this money from still mystifies me.

I was instantly attracted to one of her colleagues (Joshua Thomas Smith) who is the artist for the team. The only problem is that I didn't like any of his work. Then I learn that he is married to the other colleague of her team--Tommy Rouse! Her husband and her carpenter (David Bohler) are the straight men in her life.

While I can appreciate her approach towards design, I just didn't like her aesthetics.

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by Anonymousreply 92June 12, 2024 10:36 PM

The "Revealed" team. The two on the right are married.

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by Anonymousreply 93June 12, 2024 10:40 PM

Point of View-A Designer Profile

I really liked this series (it's been canceled, I suppose) I found it relaxing just to sit and watch the design approach of various designers. Some of the work I liked and others I didn't. I liked the designer Joanna Gaines work. Her work speaks directly to me, and her husband seems to be A LOT of fun! They have their own show, but I've only watched one episode. By that time, I had had my fill of design shows.

I liked the Caitlin Murray episode too (S2:E2) Her work is similar to that of Joanna Gaines. HOWEVER... what I REALLY liked about that episode was the HOT, HOT, HOT, contractor that appeared with her at the opening of the episode!!!! Try as I might, I can't find out who he is. Alas...

by Anonymousreply 94June 12, 2024 11:08 PM


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by Anonymousreply 95June 12, 2024 11:17 PM

Talk about a project that I would have walked away from it would be this one! it would have been much cheaper to tear it down and rebuild new!

Black, gay, single, male buys a 200-year-old house for $375K cash and a $1.5M construction loan budget. This is his first house. You would think that everything is covered! But man-oh-man... the work that needs to be done is just blowing through this budget/money!!!

(Two episodes as of this posting)

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by Anonymousreply 96July 9, 2024 3:38 PM

Fran looks terrible in the OP's photo.

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