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willshak wrote in

on 10/19/2007 3:28 PM DerbyDad03 said the following:
On 19 Oct, 11:44, "Bill" wrote:

I don't know about you, but these home improvement shows are WAY
beyond my budget lately.

I was watching This Old House last night and they had a $3000.00
plus consultant hired in to study backyard water drainage and give
recommendations. Then they hired a crane to cut down a tree! (So
they could "lower" it down gently.) I'm sure that cost a pretty

I just can't relate to these shows anymore so far as my home goes
and my budget. ($30,000.00 for a kitchen remodel, $60,000.00 to fix
the place up a bit, etc.)

Most people I know are hard pressed to come up with a few thousand
dollars for home projects...

Another problem with TOH and many of the other shows on the DIY
Network is that the original shows ran once a week. Now they are re-
running them every day, multiple times a day. Unfortunately there
just wasn't enough eposides written for their to be enough unique
shows and they show the same projects over and over again. Add to
that the fact that aren't running any of the Bob Villa shows
(contractual issues?) so that limits the TOH projects to the limited
number that prep-boy Steve hosted.

A sure sign that they have flooded the market with DIY shows is the
new show "The Inside Job". This "behind the scenes" show keeps the
cameras rolling after the taped portions are over to show you how a
home improvement show is made. It also shows the show being taped by
using extra cameras to get the production crew on camera. What's
next? Cameras to film the cameramen who are filming the cameramen who
are filming the show? "Inside the Inside Job"

I hated Bob Vila.

Ovwer time, I did too. That Sears whore would always cut people off when
they were talking. I hear he became a HSN whore.

Did you ever notice that he has to touch everything?
Besides, I think that it was mandatory for everyone to say his name
when responding.
I don't think he knew much about home building, other than what the
script had written down..


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