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All Episodes Talk: The Property Brothers

Wow, Kemper.  HGTV is supposed to be a happy place, or at least a place where we can make fun of the various house hunters and their ridiculous wants, and the fact that every married couple has one partner who wants a craftsman, and the other wants a mid-century modern.

I like the brothers, but they are getting dangerously close to being over-exposed, for sure. You have to strike while the iron is hot, so I do give them a lot of credit. They seem to come from a very nice family as well (plus I love friendly Canadians). 

Have you tried the DIY network instead?

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I probably should have put my rant on the HGTV thread; I am actually more disappointed and angry with their programming choices than I am at the Brothers.  I don't blame them, either, for striking while the iron is hot; sometimes you don't get another opportunity.

It is just that I love house porn...love looking at decorated houses and love older homes.  That is why I enjoy House Hunters, obnoxious homeowners, whining homeowners and entitled homeowners.  HGTV used to be my escape when life got too hectic.  I could almost always tune in and find something gorgeous or different.  Now, every time I turn it on ... it is usually Fixer Upper and some incarnation of The Brothers.  Or staged, unrealistic flippers.  I just want to see beautiful or ugly homes.  

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I second retreating to DIY - I do it more and more. Stopped watching Fixer Upper some time ago as a protest to their church's homophobia. Never cared for the brothers - too staged fakeness.

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On 12/1/2017 at 2:42 PM, Kemper said:

Between those two and the Fixer Upper Marathons...I have just about stopped watching HGTV.

I have to have a grudging admiration for the ingenuity of the Gold Dust Twins.  They have parlayed the novelty of being twins...who came along at just the right time in the real estate business..into some sort of empire.  And good for them.  But.  I don't care about where they live, who they are dating, their wedding(s), who they are married to, any other siblings their parents produced, what careers they had before they hit it big...what dentist they go to..what brand of undies they wear..how cute/pretty/horrific their significant others are (and kudos to any woman who has hooked up with them...she has hit the jackpot because they are set for life and they also seem to be really nice guys).  I guess.  I wouldn't know because I don't watch them anymore because...all together now...I cannot stand these two anymore.  Over-exposed, over-hyped...well, I could go on but I'll stop.  

I didn't used to rant like this but current events have made me an angry old woman.  Who has no f..cks to give about decorum and class anymore.  And all my "senior" friends are angrier about everything than I am.  I'm the moderate one.  Wasn't it Gloria Steinham (sp?) who said that the only group that gets more radical with age is women.  

Yes, middle-class problems (according to my daughter) who thinks I need to just pipe down.  Like that is going to happen.  Not bloody likely.  Is it just me?  

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Add in the upteen Flip or Flop versions, I've stopped watching. 

I loved all everything else you stated. You're not alone!

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I am looking for one particular Property Brothers episode where they renovate a bedroom that used to be an ugly and huge ass pink room, with an 80s vibe. There was a platform bed area as far as I remember and a walk-in closet space too, which the brothers renovated. Does anyone remember this episode?

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I wonder if anyone has decided to stay in their home after the renovation in Buying & Selling?

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I wonder if when someone is quoted $200,000.00 for renovations if the whole house is redone.  It seems the focus on the kitchen, dining room and living areas.

Watching some reruns Saturday night they seemed to encounter some rather difficult clients.  It was the Buying and Selling franchise and it just seems the homeowners get a lot more bang for their buck than the folks looking for a fixer upper.  One woman sobbed when her holy bush was removed.  Maybe not the look they were trying to achieve.    

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Just saw an episode (in Nashville?) where the woman wanted a French Country look.  The plans they were shown by Drew/Jon were cookie cutter open concept, with lots of white.  Since when is French Country open concept?  Of course the homeowners loved the plan.  I didn't stay to see the end - too depressing.

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Tonight would have been a good time to start a drinking game featuring the word Wisconsin. I understand that the wife had lived her entire life in Wisconsin and they only moved to Nashville for the husband's dream job, but geez she got on my last nerve wanting exactly what she had there and never letting us forget it. The house they bought looked very nice inside after the remodel but the outside resembled a prison to me.  

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That Wisconsin episode was really annoying! That woman should have been overjoyed that her husband had achieved his dream job. Instead, she whined and cried like a spoiled child. She had so much to be thankful for (beginning with a wonderful husband who could afford an $850,000 house for her!) but she concentrated on her lost dream home next to apartment buildings. I hope that she has learned to put this all in perspective or else he will grow to resent her for the guilt trip that she keeps laying on him. 

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That Wisconsin episode was really annoying!

Wow. I'm a crier myself, but no matter what was going on, she turned on the waterworks.  I think she is probably overwhelmed with her caregiver role as well as being homesick.  Did the shower for her dad look wide enough?  I wonder what Jonathan and Drew would say about them.

Very strange house from the outside.  It looked so tall and imposing.

The sons going plant shopping was sort of funny, since all they knew is they wanted plants like they had in Wisconsin. An unscrupulous salesperson could have really taken advantage of them.

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I enjoy the twins but I gotta wonder what Drew actually *does* during shooting. IRL the house is often already bought before the show is shot! And even if they do use him to help find a house, he can’t possibly be licensed all these places. 

I guess they’re hurling Linda at us to fill in the gaps, which is obnoxious. I’m sure she’s a nice person with her own accomplishments but I really don’t have a lot of patience for women who get famous or money thrown at them solely for who they’re banging/marrying. 

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3 minutes ago, LadyKenobi said:

I enjoy the twins but I gotta wonder what Drew actually *does* during shooting. IRL the house is often already bought before the show is shot! And even if they do use him to help find a house, he can’t possibly be licensed all these places. 

I guess they’re hurling Linda at us to fill in the gaps, which is obnoxious. I’m sure she’s a nice person with her own accomplishments but I really don’t have a lot of patience for women who get famous or money thrown at them solely for who they’re banging/marrying. 

These 2 are card carrying SAG actors. They have a show because of their purrtty faces. No way Drew is "helping" them find a house. Fake, fake, fake.

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They are both legitimately realtors and Jonathan actually is a contractor, though, and Drew used to throw in as just much demo/heavy work when they were doing this for a living. I just wish they were more realistic along those lines, maybe with both of them working on the house.

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Well, I had a real estate license for 4 years. Piece of cake to get one. Which one of them does/did magic shows in Vegas? And they have a brother who works in TV production, I think. Their show is a sham.

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Saw the episode where the wife had Jonathan improve the garage as a surprise for the hubby. Either he knew about it or is a terrible actor, because his reaction was underwhelming to me as far as being appreciative. I think there was a peck on the cheek ... I would have hugged my partner, jumped up and down, starting crying, etc.

Did not like the decorating in the living room and dining area. Kitchen layout seemed a little strange to me, but they go through it so quickly who even knows. For example, the sink was at the island, but then there was a whole other area of the kitchen. Couldn't tell if there was another sink over there.  I did like the wall with the wall-mounted ovens, the cooktop (or was it another oven?), and fridge.

Also, when they were looking at the house way over their budget in the beginning, I would have told my kids not to touch anything, OR, not taken the kids at all. How rude, but typical for today's parents. Girls were cute though.

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I have a bunch on my DVR that I am binging as I clean my house.  They are my gold standard for decor.  I love their style and I like them.  I haven’t watched any of their shows in a longtime so I am far from burnout which can happen with any show. 

I just watched a Nashville house where the young woman wanted BoHo.  Adorable. I am in love with the black and white tile in the kitchen.  Very unique decor. 

I hate fireplaces.  Just sharing. :> I have one in the master bedroom and I live in the desert.  Nuts

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On ‎4‎/‎22‎/‎2018 at 4:34 PM, chessiegal said:

Well, I had a real estate license for 4 years. Piece of cake to get one. Which one of them does/did magic shows in Vegas? And they have a brother who works in TV production, I think. Their show is a sham.

Long time lurker, first time poster.  In Northern Cal, there's an entertainment reporter that said at he met up with the brothers at every tryout for every sitcom, movie, etc. while he was trying to break into the "business."  He tried out with them for a Mutant Ninja Turtle movie too, not sure how long ago that was.  I've heard the same thing, they are SAG card actors.

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Good grief, In watching these marathons, is there a couple that IS NOT annoying beyond belief? In a way, I like the Fixer Upper concept better in that the homeowners show up to pick out and buy the house, they okay the initial design, and then we don't see them again until the end, when everything is done.  No fussbudget husbands and indecisive wives changing their minds constantly. 

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On 7/21/2018 at 1:40 PM, ChicksDigScars said:

Good grief, In watching these marathons, is there a couple that IS NOT annoying beyond belief? In a way, I like the Fixer Upper concept better in that the homeowners show up to pick out and buy the house, they okay the initial design, and then we don't see them again until the end, when everything is done.  No fussbudget husbands and indecisive wives changing their minds constantly. 

Except on Fixer Upper, Joanna and Chip have to call homeowners every time they uncover a new “surprise” during the renovation. 

I know some people find the brothers’ personalities kind of annoying, but I find the two of them to be rather cute and charming. They both have a natural rapport with children, and they manage to make even the stuffiest homeowner crack a smile. 

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On 7/28/2018 at 6:45 PM, topanga said:

I know some people find the brothers’ personalities kind of annoying, but I find the two of them to be rather cute and charming. They both have a natural rapport with children, and they manage to make even the stuffiest homeowner crack a smile. 

I have to agree.  They are pleasant to watch and I generally like their designs so I really don't care how "real" it is.  Just nice easy watching. 

Some of the home owners, however, drive me nuts.  The rerun just watched had the germophobic wife.  Thank heavens her son didn't get her neuroses, seemed like a normal seven year old and he really threw himself into the demolition!

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It doesn't bother me at all that both brothers have SAG cards; I don't think that negates that the do have a legit background in flipping. I work in the arts and I teach to pay the bills--does being a teacher mean I'm not an artist? They've been open about the fact that they started on construction/reality while trying to break into showbusiness and even used to be clowns at kids' parties, ffs. I do wish the show would be more natural, but at least when they demo a wall it's not like they've never ever done it before the show. 

That said, the most fun shows are when they clearly can't stand bitchy homeowners. I read an interview once where the clients/buyers said the work crew had to completely stop whatever they were doing whenever their dog was in the vicinity. 

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On 7/21/2018 at 12:40 PM, ChicksDigScars said:

Good grief, In watching these marathons, is there a couple that IS NOT annoying beyond belief? In a way, I like the Fixer Upper concept better in that the homeowners show up to pick out and buy the house, they okay the initial design, and then we don't see them again until the end, when everything is done.  No fussbudget husbands and indecisive wives changing their minds constantly. 

But that's reality. Homeowners that are building or renovating are constantly making changes. Sometimes you have to when you see something actually done in the space. My dad was a building contractor for 40 years and it drove him nuts but sometimes when you see things in the space, they don't work or you don't like it. He remodeled my house a few years ago and I made a few changes - not huge, but changes nontheless. 

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What was up with that last family in the ALL WOOD, ALL THE TIME house/cabin? 

The bros did a magnificent job contemporizing it worth light,  white, and clean lines. 

Showing the whole  family together in every scene was a bit much.  Since when do kids get a say in buying a house?  Not in my family. Unless they pony up some $, like Mammaw. 

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I had to laugh at that family’s “renovated” kitchen at the beginning. What a waste of money!  They also seemed unrealistic about how much they should get in a new house for their budget. 

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