A Huffington Post article quotes a blogger as suggesting that an HGTV episode of ”House Hunters” doesn’t live up to reality TV with house hunters touring homes that weren’t even for sale. Well it is all done for drama on a TV production schedule budget, and it is entertainment.
I like ”House Hunters,” but I’m not a fan of some of the makeover shows that want us to believe we can totally redo a room in hours for a few hundred dollars. It can most definitely be done, but I became a skeptic when one show redid an indoor/outdoor patio with paint, new furniture, a rug and beautiful hanging plants in stunning pots — five of them — all for a couple hundred bucks. Even if someone gave them the furniture and rug, they’d have blown the budget on those big, honking, matching plants. And what appeared to be designer pots and chains. Maybe they got a deal I never got. It makes good drama and the room looked awesome — but probably cost about double what they spent, and that’s still not a bad deal.