well today is “spend the day with the bad boy of DIY” yes it’s changing room’s own Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen. who if i’ve heard correctly is a Lord as well. the english crack me up and i love this show, they are so much more cheeky then their america counterparts. a half hour program of redecorating on a 500 pound budget. don’t remember how i first got addicted but i am now. my replay is set up to faithfully record each episode availible any day/time.
one of the bad boy show’s that’s going to be highlighted today is when changing rooms meets ground force. it’ll be laurence and andy in the garden, charlie and tommy in the bedroom and alan playing carol smillie. another great bbc show is ground force the outdoor DIY. alan titchmarsh leads the crew into action, secretly transforming people’s gardens while their backs are turned. with $1000, and 48 hours, derelict plots become water gardens, wildlife havens, courtyards and clipped lawns. not as faboo as changing rooms, but still fun. fyi boys charlie never seems to have a bra on. as the site put’s it “only in England could hefty shoulders, two visible nipples, a Hampshire burr and a penchant for gardening turn a 33-year-old yokel (“earthy country girl” are the words she prefers) into a household sensation.”
today also brings a trading spaces marathon. it’s the american counterpart to changing rooms. first off i have no clue why a marathon only has 3 shows and the show drags out for an hour on the tlc version. still i usually have them on replay so i can skip most of it and hit the end part. trading spaces has been done in my home town of springfield, massachusetts and the neighboring town of northhampton although i love vern’s work i can’t stand either of the houses done in spfld. though neither compare to dez’s room in washington.
trading spaces recently hit the northwest as well and into my new state of oregon. there were 3 episodes done in locally in portland they were located at: alyssum ave, everett street and alsea court. i think if i were the homeowner on everett street i would have kicked doug’s ass after turning the family room into a movie theater. don’t get me wrong it’s a great room just not a “family room” like they had. it’s a little less functional then it needed to be. and speak of non-functional the moss-coverd wall and rock floor genevieve did in san deigo (i think season one) was also an ass-kicker.
well i admit it there are some show i just can get enough of stay tuned for my iron chef rant.