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Old 03-24-2010, 08:02 PM   #16
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Has to be Renovation Realities on HGTV.

I stumbled across an episode where some idiot by the name of Shae, Shane, or something was doing a kitchen remodel by himself. First his project plan has him completing demo *AND* having the floor replaced with rough in for the plumbing in *ONE DAY*! Next he knocks down a load bearing wall in a way that bothered me then what really got me up on my hind legs was his taking a sawzall to a gas pipe that he had no idea how to confirm was shut off *AFTER* smelling gas in the pipe with the flip comment of "What's the worst that could happen? Blowing up the house."!!!

At first I was amazed that the Safety Officer[1] would let the idiot do something like that while the crew was filming it happen then I realized that there was actually no way that the SO would so it was total staged BS taking the show from an interesting study in how not to do something to yet another scripted reality show. What a waste.


[1] As I understand it there has to be one on the show. This from seeing a behind the scenes look at Dirty Job's on Discovery Channel. Before the host or any of the crew can do something the SO has to approve it and ensure that safety precautions are in place because of insurance requirements where a crew is filming in what are considered hazardous conditions which would include amateur construction work.
I think this was on DIY network last night; I remember watching it and thinking "either this guy is a moron, or this is staged."

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As a child I LOVED Hometime - I think it was the lightly jazzy ez listening soundtrack and the ambiguous relationships between the host and hostess.
ive worked on a few of dean johnsons projects, my co workers did a few episodes of hometime before i joined them.
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Those 3 day make-over shows that if you pay attention as the cameras pan through the finished project you see some really awful workmanship.

And unlike the more established programs like Hometime and TOH they throw safety out the window and just tear into things. It's amazing what they get away with. I can't help but wonder about someone actually trying this on their own with bad results. Has to be a lawsuit there someplace.
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Mine has to be "ask this old house"

"On this episode, we'll show you how to dig up a plant and put it into another hole in the ground"

Geez, what is this garbage?
LOL! I'm with ya. You must know where the worms like to live too.

I can't really say which one is the "least" liked. But, you can't go by me, I'm from one extreme to another. I end up watching the garage guys rebuild cars into roadsters or watching that cute handiman on HGTV.

Heh. Someone mentioned Dirty Jobs. I can't imagine doing a show and mentioning the bad conditions and OSHA not having a visit with those folks the next day. Jeepers.
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I never met him on the jobs but i saw his name on the building permits , i think i saw him at home depot once but wasnt sure if it was him or not hes local around here or used to be not sure anymore .....
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Mine used to be Trading Spaces...until it got cancelled and brought back, and then cancelled again. The show was pointless, boring, and too drawn-out to make an hour-long show. I didn't even know about the Paige Davis home video scandal until the show was on the verge of being cancelled again. That was just a dumb reason to scrap the show when it was just geting good. The last couple of seasons were good. This is where a lot of the designers that have their own shows now cut their teeth. I wonder what happend to Frank...

The thing I hate about DIY shows is when you can barely hear the host, but the saw (or insert loud power tool here) blows the speakers out of the TV and it continues painfully slow through the entire cut instead of cutting away or being edited out. That and the denial of a woman's beautiful shape on camera, but the close-up of a man's hairy exposed nether region.

I hate most of the shows on Planet Green (Former Discovery Home Channnel). NONE of the stuff is realistic, half is impractical, and they never mention that you need to be a millionaire to live green because it's the hip thing these days.


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