I went on a rant about an HGTV thing recently, but that post has disappeared. No reprimand letter or anything, just gone. Wondering if I offended an advertiser or are we now subject to censorship of which I wasn't aware, after 10 years on GW?
I did, however, receive a response from ajc71 regarding unrealistic budgets on Fixer Upper.
Wanted to say I agree with you. I actually like the Fixer Upper, too, because they're nice to each other. It's already become very formula, but I also love their resulting style.
Costs can be unrealistic, simply because things are different in every area of the country. They do manage to do some pretty major renovations on very small budgets. I'm interested in the final increase in value of the home, myself.
So ajc71, I wanted to respond to your response! :)
I also wonder what happened to some of the fun shows like Designed to Sell? or that kitchen show with the pedantic Mark Bartelemayo (I murdered that name..)? I've almost (but not quite) given up watching DIY and HGTV because I soooooo dislike House Hunters of any sort.
The Scott brothers' shows have too much whining about "exceeding expectations." [GD&R] Really, most of the surprise-you reno shows do, but that was my original rant. :)