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Anyone else watching this? They're pretty entertaining, with a diverse group of characters. Always interesting to see what can be done even with the worst houses. There don't seem to be too many episodes yet, but I'm hoping there will be more eventually.

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I've seen it but to me it's not much different than other flipping shows:  the diamond in the rough, the fake drama, the unforeseen problems that pop up during the reno, and finally,  the big reveal.  The only differences are the fact it's an hour long (30 minutes would be far better for a show of this type), and the dog as part of the crew. 

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I know all the shows do it but the fake drama that happens every episode is so embarrassing I almost have to turn it off. The female designer is such a bad actress and her overdone screaming and stupid commentary is painful!  

It always looks like every house is completely staged ahead of time to make it look bad when they first enter it. Almost like they pick a "theme" too....this one's a party house....this one is a gangs den. Ugh.

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Hey, all, this show is coming back to FYI on June 10! I'll admit to liking it, and I'm looking forward to seeing it again.

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I think I'm the only one watching this, but I still like it and they are showing new episodes.  Anyway, I'm watching a rerun of a new ep from last month (6/17/17 - Halfway Home) and it turns out there are construction liens on the house from the previous owners that our crew now needs to take care of.  One guy insisted on cash.  That seems shady to me, even though the lien checked out as being true.  I know it's a re-enactment, but "I need cash now" just seemed odd.

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I've watched, I think, pretty much all the episodes of this show so far. But the last couple of eps were just over the top on the fake story lines.

I'll spoiler tag the following in case anybody really doesn't want to ruin the surprise if they haven't watched yet.

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First, there was the episode with the invading squirrel! Who left copious amounts of droppings in two or three different places in the newly carpeted house. Really? One little squirrel, in a day or two? Left all that? No, I don't think so. And oh gosh! They just *happened* to be shooting when the squirrel decided to run out of a room and down the hallway, and get it caught on camera. And *then,* a few scenes later, the construction guy comes rushing in holding an obviously faked up poster apparently ripped off a phone pole (nice touch, with the tape at the corners) - Reward for Lost Squirrel! Pet Squirrel! Pet WATER SKIING Squirrel!! Next up: faux scene where owners show up and discover their precious squirrel in the house and are reunited. So yeah, as the credits roll we see the team watching the squirrel water ski in their renovated pool, and they've waived the $1000 reward for finding the squirrel. 

And though not nearly as elaborate as that ^^^ squirrelly story, there was this in the next episode I saw this weekend:

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Whosit the "contractor" (Keith?) goes up into the attic to inspect possible termite damage. Down below the rest of the crew is gathered, round-eyed at the danger, hollering up to him to "be careful!" The Realtor woman points to the ceiling and says, look, it's sagging there. And then, with cameras rolling in the attic and the room below - Keith falls through the ceiling! Gasp, shock! Oh, wait. He lands on a conveniently placed table instead of falling clear to the floor. He's also wearing a hard hat and goggles and maybe a mask, as well as long sleeves, and we don't see his face during the falling through the ceiling onto the table, and then rolling off onto the floor. Cut to the designer guy helping Keith to his feet and out the front door for air. IMO that was totally a stunt, completely scripted, and they used a stunt double (wearing padding under his clothes) for the fall scene.

 

Whatshername the real estate agent and alleged stylist/stager, really needs acting lessons. 

Actually, they all do. The only one who almost never overacts, is the dog.

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I watch this show as a comedy, and I entertain myself trying to guess how they will create the fake drama.  I agree that this show relies too much on manufactured setups.  Also, there's a lot of 'one host doing their own thing and the other three fretting over budget'.  I saw the episode described above, where the guy fell off the roof onto a table.  I shook my head at the phoniness of it all, but it also made me want to watch more, cause a show going to that level of shenanigans intrigued me.

Today had back-to-back episodes, and the first had two calamities:  the tried-and-true flood situation, with added bonus of iguanas that somehow got into the house mere minutes before the start of the Open House.  We see the female host Ashley react in horror, then squeamishly push them out with a broom.  In the second episode, a male host drives too fast and the granite countertops he's delivering fall out of the pickup truck and smash all over the sidewalk.  The scene of him speeding to the house (so phony) was just coincidentally half a block from the house and they were filming outdoors and the three other hosts just happened to be standing outside and hear the smashing granite.  This show is my Saturday crack - I watch it for laffs.

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Still watching in 2018.   This episode reached a new low of fakery - the "drama" setup this week was that the team found out that the home they were working on had a lien on it.  They walk into the house to find a giant muscle-bound man sitting there, who starts demanding cash ASAP for the lien.   They obviously found some out of work wrestler for the role of collector, but the team members trying to act scared/nervous was really pathetic.

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2 hours ago, patty1h said:

Still watching in 2018.   This episode reached a new low of fakery - the "drama" setup this week was that the team found out that the home they were working on had a lien on it.  They walk into the house to find a giant muscle-bound man sitting there, who starts demanding cash ASAP for the lien.   They obviously found some out of work wrestler for the role of collector, but the team members trying to act scared/nervous was really pathetic.

I agree.  I said pretty much the same thing when I watched it lat year.  I still love the show though.
 

On 7/8/2017 at 10:45 AM, aquarian1 said:

I think I'm the only one watching this, but I still like it and they are showing new episodes.  Anyway, I'm watching a rerun of a new ep from last month (6/17/17 - Halfway Home) and it turns out there are construction liens on the house from the previous owners that our crew now needs to take care of.  One guy insisted on cash.  That seems shady to me, even though the lien checked out as being true.  I know it's a re-enactment, but "I need cash now" just seemed odd.

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