Generically hunky 30-ish host?
Backyard “transformations” involving firepits, water features, and a big “reveal”?
Homeowners who host a party at the end of the show in their new “space”?
And theeeeere’s the trifecta.
Mmmmm-hmmmmm, I can barely summon the energy even to summarize HGTV’s new “landscaping” show. But then, I don’t really need to, do I?
Because HGTV has been making this same show since 1995.
They are REALLY sticking to this format, aren’t they? So I guess they must figure we must REALLY like it, right?
Well, somebody out there must like it because HGTV just keeps cranking it out, with only the most minor variations — like the host’s hair is chestnut brown instead of sable brown, for example. And it seems this latest host is sporting a Something About Mary style hair-do, so I guess that’s kind of new.
But I have to say, the producers are getting REALLY lazy with the titles.
Oh sorry, I was just trying to imagine the incredible Meeting of the Minds that must have been that production meeting.
Anyway, I know I’ve posted about Gardening Shows before, but I just want to re-iterate how desperate I am for some quality gardening TV. Even a minor variation on the theme would be welcome. How about an overweight host? A couple who fights about their yard on the air? How fun!
Or maybe a twist at the end where the beautiful garden is revealed but then they cut to a closet in the house where there’s a hidden painting of a yard that just keeps getting uglier and more overgrown. Ooooooh….
Now THAT I’d watch.
(Photo credit: HGTV)