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Old 10-03-2011, 06:32 PM   #31
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The more I learn here the less I think those shows help anyone but advertisers.

Of all the shows on there, I think I like 'DIY Disasters' best. It's at least entertaining.

One thing I can't figure out is who watches 'House Hunters International' or 'Selling New York' to mention a couple.

Seems to me there use to actually be some pretty good shows? Or I have learned enough to see the folly and don't enjoy them as much.

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Mike, I can understand your points. But, I do find value in a lot of HGTV programming. I teased about hotties, and I appreciate them, but there is an educational value, which is really why I watch it. Practically everything they air has some type of connection to my trade. I work with/for gc's, I deal with realtors who buy and sell, I work with decorators, I deal with color, I deal with other trades, etc, and I learn bits and pieces about each of those things by watching. If you look for an educational value in anything you encounter, you'll find it. What I've learned has definitely increased my trade vocabulary and increased my understanding of the wider market I work in. And, I've used some of the things I've learned in my business with good results. Plus, I enjoy watching business being conducted and any show where people are challenged in their pursuit, and there are learning ops there as well. I just don't like the way they portray the conducting of tradework. It's a dismissive mockery, IMHO. Granted, some of it is pure ridiculousness. I give it an eight.
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If Mike Holmes ("Holmes on Homes" and "Holmes Inspection" had a smaller ego, and wore a real shirt, I'd watch more often. The show does do a decent job on presenting big and small mistakes in construction, and proper, up-to-date, code + fixes. I saw a YouTube video of someone blasting Holmes for not being as competent as his TV persona portrays. A thorough understanding of what actually takes place in painting, carpentry, etc. would be impossible for TV.
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The more I learn here the less I think those shows help anyone but advertisers.

Of all the shows on there, I think I like 'DIY Disasters' best. It's at least entertaining.

One thing I can't figure out is who watches 'House Hunters International' or 'Selling New York' to mention a couple.

Seems to me there use to actually be some pretty good shows? Or I have learned enough to see the folly and don't enjoy them as much.
I watch both.

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