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Home Town on HGTV

Anyone watch? I saw a few episodes on HGTV then binged all the ones I missed on HULU. I like the idea of these two trying to save old houses in their town. I like them better than Chip and Joanne who foisted their kids on us every episode and at least this Mississippi couple appear to be more gay friendly those Waco freaks.

by Anonymousreply 35207/14/2020

I'm not so sure. It IS Mississippi after all. This show just seems to be pandering to the rural market, which is fine.

It's nice to see these dying towns get some makeup, but they are still dying towns and I doubt they'll be able to sell these homes after the renovations.

They most likely made the show to either capitalize on the Gaines' success or to provide a back-up in order to stymie any demands that the Gaines make.

Where do the production crews live for the season? Holiday Inn? EconoLodge? Seriously - those are the options in Laurel, MS.

I can't relate to them. But it's catnip for people who don't live in urban areas.

by Anonymousreply 103/09/2020

The town seems fairly prosperous to me. Antique shops, cutesy little cafes. Must be a suburb of a larger city. Kind of like Houstonians (me) going out to Wimberly or Gruene for a weekend.

by Anonymousreply 203/09/2020

One of the wives best friends is quite clearly gay as a goose too.

by Anonymousreply 303/09/2020

R2 - no, it's in Laurel, MS. It IS the big town around there. Strangely, they have a larger than normal amount of famous people from there.

by Anonymousreply 403/09/2020

At least one of their friends owns a bed and breakfast, so I assume that the crew lives there, at least some of them. I do like them much better than Chip and Joanna, who I won't watch now that we know their views on gays....

The Home Town folks did at least one house for a lesbian couple.

by Anonymousreply 503/09/2020

I want to do unspeakable things to Ben Napier.

by Anonymousreply 603/09/2020

I was raped in the Home Town so I have nightmares.

by Anonymousreply 703/09/2020

Filled with f*ckable studs. The tall hunky contractor is freaking sexy as hell. The cute two brothers who are friends of Ben's and ride around with a lot are sexy, especially the little blond one, who helps Ben out a lot in his cabinetmaking shop. I'd ride that little devil for days. They seem very gay-friendly. They've had at least one lesbian couple, and in their recent shows, they featured an older gay couple. Plus they have lots of black clients, which Chip and Joanne seemed to do VERY unfrequently. The floor specialist seems like an old queen to me -- he's really sweet but has unusually good dental work for a typical redneck floor guy. Recently they've had on a young guy who is a design consultant who's obviously gay but somewhat shy. Cutey pie. As you can tell, I'm a big fan of this show.

by Anonymousreply 803/09/2020

I like the little guy in the wood shop with his hat on backwards very goofy hot with a nice tight little body. And I have seen at least two lezzie couples so they're just fine by me. I hate Chump and that half Korean bitch wife of his, I can see her slaughtering puppies for breakfast.

by Anonymousreply 903/09/2020

Love this show.

It's nice to see a reno show where the houses don't cost one to two million dollars and another $200k for renovations. And I love that they re-purpose so many materials.

Ben and Erin have great chemistry on camera and often say shit that makes me bust up laughing.

I think they're aware that they have a gay following because when Erin said no one would want to get into a tiny bathtub with Ben, he said, "There are a lot of people out there who would love to get into this tub with me." Then smiled slyly to the camera and Erin broke up laughing.

What surprises me is that the show is produced by HGTV Canada, not the American parent company.

by Anonymousreply 1003/09/2020

They had an unmarried woman and her mother on today so they are so non-judgemental vs. Chump and Cruella de Wacko, it's not even funny.

by Anonymousreply 1103/09/2020

R10 yes, and he said a lot of PEOPLE. (emphasis mine!)

by Anonymousreply 1203/09/2020

Disappointed to see that they spoke at the commencement for Liberty University.

by Anonymousreply 1303/09/2020

I think both Ben and Erin are aware of Ben's bear/gay fanbase and seem to be embracing it Their website has quite a few photos of him shirtless, flexing, etc.

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by Anonymousreply 1403/09/2020

They sure surround themselves with good looking men.

by Anonymousreply 1503/10/2020

Ben's brother is cute. I'd climb both those mountains!

by Anonymousreply 1603/10/2020

Love their style. So over Chip and Joanna and farmhouse style.

by Anonymousreply 1703/10/2020

I can't stand watching Chip and Joanna. Chip's "antics" aren't funny in the least, just highly annoying. The reveals are just commercials for their home décor line, with close-ups of the pieces in their line. They might as well add the prices and a link to order online.

Ben's "boys" are all really hot and I'd love a tumble at the old swimmin' hole with that little blond guy with the backwards baseball cap who helps Ben a lot in the woodworking shop.

by Anonymousreply 1803/11/2020

I think their friend "Shuff" was kinda cute.

by Anonymousreply 1903/11/2020

R10 You'd be surprised how many "home" shows are produced by HGTV Canada. We brought American Scott Mcgillvary, Property Brothers, Mike Holmes, Debbie Travis and countless other HGTV shows/ personalities. Half the real estate shows are also Canadian produced.

by Anonymousreply 2003/11/2020

Ugh, his voice, OP. I cannot TAKE his voice. And its not the accent, it's how his voice comes out the back of his nose and throat at the same time. Sets me on edge to the point I can't watch more than 90 seconds of it.

And if I can't stand it, that means that is one ungodly voice, because I learned to tolerate Christina El Moussa-Amstead's braying and Nicole Curtis's nasal Michigan twang.

by Anonymousreply 2103/11/2020

[quote] And its not the accent, it's how his voice comes out the back of his nose and throat at the same time.

That's a sign of Appalachia.....interesting since Ben is from near Laurel.

But that nose/throat combo is found in KY and western PA, among other places.

by Anonymousreply 2203/11/2020

She's television Ambien - way to mellow for my taste.

by Anonymousreply 2303/11/2020

This is the hottie friend of Ben Napier that I'd love to have my way with.

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by Anonymousreply 2403/11/2020

Another one of the hottie, with his cute brunet brother on the right.

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by Anonymousreply 2503/11/2020

The little guy seems very gay to me. He and his brother are Ben's best friends. He seems very enamored of Ben, that's for sure.

by Anonymousreply 2603/13/2020

Wife is very frau-ish.

by Anonymousreply 2703/13/2020

Sometimes difficult to tell the swishy straight southern boys (complete with bow ties and pink pants and penny loafers) from the gays....

by Anonymousreply 2803/13/2020

Wednesday's episode had a bear couple and they were interracial!

In the first season there was a guy helping Ben who had short black hair and a close cropped beard. He used to wear the cutest socks.

by Anonymousreply 2903/13/2020

Of the two brothers, Josh is the smaller (cuter) one and Jim is the heavier, taller one. Josh was Ben's roommate in college (Ole Miss).

by Anonymousreply 3003/13/2020

Mike Husers is the name of the floor guy, who seems pretty gay to me. Also a sweetheart.

by Anonymousreply 3103/13/2020

R29 I know who you mean. He was a total stud muffin. Wonder what became of him?

by Anonymousreply 3203/13/2020

Love this show!!!

by Anonymousreply 3303/13/2020

I'm not into gingers normally, but Ben is damn hot.

by Anonymousreply 3403/13/2020

He was in I think three episodes R32 but he hasn't been on any other shows.

I forgot to mention the episode with the mother and son. The son was a young chub who studied music and was gay as a picnic basket.

by Anonymousreply 3503/13/2020

R35 Oh yes, I remember her!

by Anonymousreply 3603/13/2020

Every time the music student chubqueen saw something he liked, he clapped like the Chippendales were serving him at Old Country Buffet.

by Anonymousreply 3703/13/2020

Can we start a petition demanding Ben wear nothing but a jockstrap during the renovation part?

by Anonymousreply 3803/13/2020

R38 YES!

And his cute buddies, too.

by Anonymousreply 3903/13/2020

I like the show, I like the people, but what's with her old lady hair-do?

by Anonymousreply 4003/13/2020

Is there anyone watching this show who'd notice Erin's hair?

by Anonymousreply 4103/13/2020

Just saw the one with the gay couple. Absolutely chose the wrong house. But it was laughable anyway that they came to town "three times a year" but thought it would be cheaper to spend 150 grand on a house than pay for a hotel.

by Anonymousreply 4203/13/2020

Ben pings.

by Anonymousreply 4303/13/2020

Too bad the first M/M couple on the show were so fuggo.

by Anonymousreply 4403/13/2020

Erin believes in Hairspray. That lil short chop of hers DOES NOT MOVE.

by Anonymousreply 4503/13/2020

R42 I got the impression they planned to rent it out when not using it.

He's Southern R43. That can screw up a Northerner's gaydar.

R44 they were plain but cute. And honestly they look like most of the couples I know.

by Anonymousreply 4603/14/2020

r46, rent to who? I would bet the airbnb business in Laurel is not that big.

by Anonymousreply 4703/14/2020

You wouldn't think Waco is all that but it now has a big airbnb business. People come specifically to stay in a Gaines house and then visit their tacky tchotchke silo.

by Anonymousreply 4803/14/2020

With an HGTV show, you can bet it will turn into a tourist destination. Looks like a charming little town and it already appears to have an artsy store/cute cafe area going on.

by Anonymousreply 4903/14/2020

Glad to know I’m not the only one lusting after cute little Josh. I’d love to get that tight little body in my bed.

by Anonymousreply 5003/14/2020

people come to Waco for sportsball games = why Air BnB is big there.

by Anonymousreply 5103/15/2020

I just watched an episode with a guy helping Ben who had tight, tight jeans and hot pink socks. The camera did an ass shot and dwelled on the pink socks and he made a comment to Ben about "you know what they say about goodlooking guys".....he had dark hair, a beard, tats....I'm thinking they are fairly gay friendly.

by Anonymousreply 5203/16/2020

See, I get really asexual vibes from the wife. She seems like the classic Mississippi LUG.

by Anonymousreply 5303/16/2020

I think the wife is a cutie pie. What's a LUG?

by Anonymousreply 5403/17/2020

That's the guy I was talking about R52!

by Anonymousreply 5503/17/2020

I hate that butter-wouldn't-melt mo-las-ses mouthed pair with their pecan pie smiles and slow, syrupy, ah shuck ain't-we-darlin' down home, savin' our little piece of heaven, one buildin' at a time thing. It's cloying and treacly and doesn't wear well after five minutes.

by Anonymousreply 5603/17/2020

I asked my husband if he'd move (together) to Mississippi for a million dollars and he said fuck no.

I changed it to five years for a million and he reconsidered.

by Anonymousreply 5703/17/2020

^^^^Chip and Joanne Gaines.

One thing I appreciate is they don't have their kid on tv like the Gainses. I hated that so much of their shows featured their stupid kids (the woman must be pregnant constantly) and "idyllic" little farm. They always showed the kids running in the new home with drinks and food in their hands and I'm sure it was product placement for their bakery. My mother was visiting one day and while drinking wine and watching, she said those kids would've gotten a broom against their ass if they they'd tried that shit in her newly cleaned home.

by Anonymousreply 5803/17/2020

LUG - lesbian until graduation

LAG - lesbian after graduation

by Anonymousreply 5903/17/2020

Yes, they've said they want to limit exposure of Helen.

Which is classy.

by Anonymousreply 6003/17/2020

They named their kid HELEN?? Wow. I guess that's preferable to some of the "newer" names like Jayden and whatever, but HELEN???

by Anonymousreply 6103/17/2020

R61 I believe it was a family name. It's nice. A little 70s but nice. And not quite as old lady as Ruby.

by Anonymousreply 6203/17/2020

I swear, there is so much eye candy on this show. Every episode has at least one fuckable guy, at least. Sometimes they speak, but sometimes they are just workmen or tradesmen in the background.

How many has Big Ben cornholed in the backyard while Erin is painting watercolors?

by Anonymousreply 6303/17/2020

I like his buddy from the shop.

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by Anonymousreply 6403/17/2020

^^If that isn't cookie face, I don't know what is.

by Anonymousreply 6503/17/2020

he's already bent over and lubed, ready for Big Ben's big one.

by Anonymousreply 6603/17/2020

R64 that's the guy with the cute socks!

by Anonymousreply 6703/17/2020

this was the cutie they had on the other week, "Shuff"....he was very dandyish/metrosexual.

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by Anonymousreply 6803/17/2020

Speaking of other bearish home-show hosts, I like Mark Bowe from DIY's [italic]Barnwood Builders.[/italic]

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by Anonymousreply 6903/17/2020

Don't derail the thread R69!

by Anonymousreply 7003/17/2020

Ben's shop helper tonight was a cute li'l cub named Randy.

by Anonymousreply 7103/17/2020

R53 you're just jealous cause she gets to snuggle that teddy bear . You can tell from their body language that they are very physical and loving. She scootches right up to him even when hes dripping sweat . Lucky bitch . I think as a couple they are adorable,and very much in love . I get the vibe off Erin that shes not adverse to stepping out back and smoking a joint either.

by Anonymousreply 7203/17/2020

It’s been a nice distraction from Coronavirus. I enjoy the fantasy of life’s problems being solved by the slow pace of a small Southern town and the frugal renovation of an inexpensive house. It’s easy to forget how miserable I would be actually living there.

by Anonymousreply 7303/17/2020

I always found it difficult to gauge a time frame but I noticed on one house Erin was fairly flat bellied in the first episode and by the time of the reveal she was ready to drop. I know they work on several homes at the same time.

This one, which I love, was for sale. I remember this episode too.

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by Anonymousreply 7403/18/2020

So Erin said on Insta/Twitter she thinks it's possible that she had the virus.

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by Anonymousreply 7503/20/2020

Just found this thread. I love this show

All these posts and no one mentioned the incredibly eccentric older artist she commissioned to do a painting. It was a couple weeks ago. She said he was very famous & sought after. He was gayer than a lavender draped Cher doll and so bizarre.

Did anyone catch his name/ I wanted to look him up.

by Anonymousreply 7603/21/2020

I don't remember his name R76 but I saw that show too. Apparently he was famous for being a forger and his forgeries hung in museums before he was caught out.

by Anonymousreply 7703/21/2020

Mark Landis is his name.

by Anonymousreply 7803/21/2020

R78

Thanks for the name. I went to his Wikipedia. What a strange bird. It mentioned about his having a mental illness. It also said there's a documentary about him called Art & Craft. It's about his life & his decades of forgery.

by Anonymousreply 7903/21/2020

Yes, he was rather strange in his appearance on Home Town.

by Anonymousreply 8003/21/2020

I'm going to binge this during this corona thing. Nice break from all the news.

by Anonymousreply 8103/22/2020

Cutie pie alert. Cute pastor husband with fat wife and 5 kids. He married down in looks.

by Anonymousreply 8203/22/2020

Ben could come and sleep in my bed while Erin is under quarantine.

by Anonymousreply 8303/22/2020

I bet Ben has a ridiculously thick cock.

by Anonymousreply 8403/22/2020

He's of Scottish descent, so I'd say there's a good chance that that's the case.

by Anonymousreply 8503/22/2020

I'd fantasize somethin' like this

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by Anonymousreply 8603/22/2020

but of course Ben would be thicker and have a full bush too

by Anonymousreply 8703/23/2020

Wednesday's episode had their friend Shuff looking to buy a house. We were told repeatedly that he's a bachelor.

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by Anonymousreply 8803/23/2020

R88, Shuff was quite a dish. I wondered if he might be gay. That house was certainly beautiful, and I loved the live edge coffee table.

by Anonymousreply 8903/23/2020

The Shuff ep was originally on a few weeks ago. He seems to like the ladies on his social media, but he did make that side trip to Chicago......wouldn't be shocked if he's no stranger to cock.

He's the definition of a Southern dandy.

by Anonymousreply 9003/23/2020

That's funny R90. The show is produced by HGTV Canada but we get the new episodes weeks after the US channel.

by Anonymousreply 9103/23/2020

New episodes air every Monday night in the US.

by Anonymousreply 9203/23/2020

I like this couple, They're funny and down to Earth. They do say "like" unnecessary way too much for me though.

One of Ben's workshop helpers is cute.

by Anonymousreply 9303/23/2020

Mallorie (Erin's friend who helps her decorate and stage) had her baby tonight.

Did not realize she is married to Jim, one of Ben's cute buddies (the towheaded one)

by Anonymousreply 9403/23/2020

Must have been this chat but I had such an intensely sexual dream about the men on this show last night. LOL.

by Anonymousreply 9503/24/2020

I loved the house they renovated this week. I'm really drawn to a Craftsma.

by Anonymousreply 9603/25/2020

And craftsmen, you whore!

by Anonymousreply 9703/25/2020

I had a dream this morning that Ben and Erin were in a Hallmark movie called Home Town Mystery.

The movie was the premise of their show but during the renovation they found a skeleton under the floor.

The house belonged to a man who was co-owner of a local business and everyone believed he had moved away.

The other owner of the business was still alive and was the person who told the town that this guy had upped and moved away to Alaska.

At one point Ben is walking around downtown and all the ladies and calling out "Hi, Ben!" and he's loving the attention until he bumps into Erin.

They found out that the living owner wanted to sell the business back in the 1940s but the dead guy didn't want to because he wanted to convert the factory for the war effort.

Sadly I woke up before the ending.

by Anonymousreply 9803/27/2020

J’adore R56.

by Anonymousreply 9903/27/2020

i could get lost in Ben's furry chest

by Anonymousreply 10003/28/2020

...or in his rolls of fat

by Anonymousreply 10103/28/2020

so if I understand right Mallorie's husband is Erin's brother.

by Anonymousreply 10203/31/2020

Or maybe not. But Erin said in the recent episode that she "used to be a Raspberry." So maybe they're cousins.

Anyway, those friends of Ben's are apparently more than just helper buddies....they are all part of a group working to revitalize Laurel.....

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by Anonymousreply 10303/31/2020

Did anybody see the new Lotto Dream House from England?

The host is not as outrageous as David.

by Anonymousreply 10404/04/2020

Ugh, that tired old queen is Laurence Llewellyn-Bowen. Not aging well. The pudgy poofter styles himself as a posh decorator with his fake posh name and tacky, luridly colored outfits. David Bromsted is infinitely more relatable that this ancient relic, even with the disgusting tattoos.

by Anonymousreply 10504/04/2020

Returning shows

4/10 Selling the Big Easy

4/14 Bargain Mansions

by Anonymousreply 10604/04/2020

R106

I love Bargain Mansions. She picks out the most gorgeous fixtures. I also like her dad.

by Anonymousreply 10704/05/2020

I can't get past the visual of him flattening her during sex.

by Anonymousreply 10804/05/2020

Erin: Why do they call it a French trench?

Ben: I think because you use your tongue.

Sly smiles all around.

by Anonymousreply 10904/05/2020

There was a reno show based in Minneapolis by a husband and wife team. She wore these goofy, big pom-pom earrings. Can't remember the name of the show. It appears to be gone. The show just had no wow or magic to it.

by Anonymousreply 11004/05/2020

R108 big guys have been fucking tiny women for thousands of years. They manage.

by Anonymousreply 11104/05/2020

R108

You are aware there are more positions than missionary, right?

by Anonymousreply 11204/05/2020

He can flatten me any time, if Erin can't handle it any longer.

by Anonymousreply 11304/05/2020

R110 It was Stay or Sell.

I liked it. The guy is kinda cute.

Their first season was on last fall. HGTV probably isn't renewing them, but it's possible.

by Anonymousreply 11404/05/2020

what has happened to Johnathan, the project manager with the biggest crotch bulge on any tv rehab show? he hasn't been on the 2020 season....

by Anonymousreply 11504/06/2020

His pants exploded.

by Anonymousreply 11604/06/2020

Jonathan was away for the season, but I think he may be back.

I never noticed the bulge!

by Anonymousreply 11704/06/2020

Explanation:

[quote] This season, you’re going to meet some new folks since our project manager, Jonathan, took a new opportunity in Florida, in the town where he grew up.

by Anonymousreply 11804/06/2020

oh Jonathan, please stay safe. bring back that great crotch candy.....

by Anonymousreply 11904/06/2020

I also don't recall seeing any Jonathan bulge at all.

He and his wife adopted 4 young boys within the last couple of years.

by Anonymousreply 12004/06/2020

Apparently our boy Ben has lost 55 pounds over the last year. Way to go, Ben!

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by Anonymousreply 12104/06/2020

He lost it before Season3 started, so that article's a little old.

by Anonymousreply 12204/06/2020

They did a great job renovating the home last night.. That had to be the most expensive house in Laurel at $500K

The wife's brother was a cutie too.

by Anonymousreply 12304/07/2020

The wife's brother may have been on a season one episode? If I understood what they were saying.

by Anonymousreply 12404/08/2020

It was the brother of the client wife. He helped Ben in the shop to make a present for his sister. He was very handsome.

by Anonymousreply 12504/08/2020

Right. During his time in the workshop, they showed a short clip from a season one show. I thought it meant that the brother (and HIS wife) were in an earlier episode.

by Anonymousreply 12604/08/2020

I was bummed to see they are being preempted for the next few weeks for that celebrity home makeover show. Home Town comes back in May. I've found the warm, mellow vibe from Home Town very comforting of late.

by Anonymousreply 12704/08/2020

I love the fact that Erin and Ben do so many old bungalow Craftsman style homes and preserve a lot of architectural details or restore what's been covered up. Craftsman is one of my favorites styles with the details and built-ins and beatifule wood floors.

by Anonymousreply 12804/08/2020

[quote] I was bummed to see they are being preempted for the next few weeks for that celebrity home makeover show. Home Town comes back in May. I've found the warm, mellow vibe from Home Town very comforting of late.

Oh, boo. I want more Home Town!

by Anonymousreply 12904/08/2020

Oh, no.

The older gentleman - who was a bit of a character - that they did the house for earlier this season died.

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by Anonymousreply 13004/08/2020

Lost my respect for Chip and Joanne when he used the term, I believe it was “cornhole”, like it was a bad thing. Given HGTV’s gay following, I’m surprised there hasn’t been more criticism of Chip and Joanne.

by Anonymousreply 13104/08/2020

Most of the Waco weirdos fans are die hard christian fraus. My mom who is an avid HGTV watcher can't stand them. Says they are too phoney, drag their brats on the show too much and Joanne is fairly one note. Interesting in the beginning but got old and when she found out how uber conservative christian they were she lost complete interest. Plus she said Chip acts like an overgrown frat boy.

by Anonymousreply 13204/08/2020

R130 I loved his reactions after the renovations. By far the most honest I've ever seen on this type of show.

by Anonymousreply 13304/08/2020

Yeah, when he started to cry after seeing his dad's picture.....

by Anonymousreply 13404/08/2020

On an epiode I aw within the last week, Erin was teasing Ben about something and Ben slyly said something like, "There are a lot of people who would want to get with this." He didn't say "women" so he may be aware of his gay fanbase, despite reading his bible every morning.

by Anonymousreply 13504/08/2020

^^^It was a tiny tub. See R10 above.

by Anonymousreply 13604/09/2020

I'd scrub a dub dub with Ben in a tub.

by Anonymousreply 13704/09/2020

R130 that place is one of their best!

by Anonymousreply 13804/09/2020

Ben's frriend Josh Nowell is adorable.

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by Anonymousreply 13904/09/2020

R139 agreed. I wanna suck his socks off!!

by Anonymousreply 14004/09/2020

These genuinely nice guys on Home Town make Drew and Jonathan Scott seem phony and staged.

by Anonymousreply 14104/10/2020

R64 J Pickens is like a wet dream come to life.

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by Anonymousreply 14204/10/2020

They showed some Curb Appeal reruns today. WTF did they quit making this show? I loved it.

by Anonymousreply 14304/10/2020

^^^Wasn't gay porn model Michael Loftis on that?

by Anonymousreply 14404/10/2020

R143, I saw it, also. I miss John Gidding. He's such a cutie.

Interesting bio, too:

John Gidding (born January 7, 1977) is a Turkish-American designer, television personality, and former fashion model.

Gidding started modeling in 2000 as a graduate student, performing runway shows for Armani, Gucci, and Hugo Boss before being represented by Wilhelmina Models in New York City. Before entering the design profession, Gidding was the spokesmodel for Jhane Barnes in 2004 and 2005. He's also been on the covers of numerous romance novels.

He was voted one of "Yale's 50 Most Beautiful People" in 1999 by Rumpus Magazine, one of "Boston's 50 Most Eligible Bachelors" by The Improper Bostonian in 2002, one of "Atlanta's 50 Most Beautiful People" by Jezebel Magazine and as one of Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles's "Emerging Talent: Twenty Under 40" in 2008.

by Anonymousreply 14504/10/2020

Y'all!

Tornadoes came within a few miles of Laurel last night

by Anonymousreply 14604/13/2020

Tonight I'm watching the new show Celebrity IOU.

by Anonymousreply 14704/13/2020

Gidding was handsome as hell, but had no on-screen personality. He came across as cold, and had no rapport with the others on the show.

by Anonymousreply 14804/13/2020

I thought just the opposite. Gidding seemed charming and warm - especially when he smiled. He did have moments though of being all business. His carpenter Chip Wade was hot. Photo linked below.

When looking for Chip Wade's last name, I found out that the first carpenter on Curb Appeal - Bill Beckwith - died in a motorcycle accident in 2013 :(

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by Anonymousreply 14904/13/2020

is no one else sort of bothered by Ben saying that he likes "dinge" in the opening? i too like black men, but i'd never use the word dinge to refer to them!

by Anonymousreply 15004/13/2020

R150 LOL! I haven't heard the word "dinge queen" in ages.

by Anonymousreply 15104/13/2020

Celebrity I0U was really enjoyable. Brad is hot AF and his love for his longtime friend of 30 years was so sweet. She was truly shell shocked by the changes made to her guest house.

They maximized every square inch of that house & made it 100% livable as well as functional for her needs.

by Anonymousreply 15204/13/2020

I liked it as well.

Brad seems a nice guy.

The transformation was a amazing. That money no object thing is really nice as well.

3 weeks! I wonder if they had crews going 24/7.

by Anonymousreply 15304/14/2020

i now hate, HATE HGTV for all their NEW shows that are reruns of old episodes with one or two minutes of new crap cut into....

by Anonymousreply 15404/14/2020

Yeah, they think if they add snippets of behind the scenes stuff it’s “new”.

I’ve been fooled before as well.

by Anonymousreply 15504/14/2020

Who was that weirdly hot little guy Ben had in his shop on a couple of episodes that dressed like Ben ??? He had a red beard and black hair ! I got an aspie vibe off him.

by Anonymousreply 15604/14/2020

that's Randy

by Anonymousreply 15704/14/2020

^^^So am I!

by Anonymousreply 15804/14/2020

There were some hot guys on The Crosby House episode of Home Town. Were the owners of the curio shop gay? The guy in the tee shirt had a good body and Laramie, their construction employee was cute too.

by Anonymousreply 15904/14/2020

Tamara was back tonight with Bargain Mansions. I love her show. Her father is sporting a fetching full beard now.

I have always detested subway tile but she did one bathroom in a beautiful translucent longer subway tile that had small bubbles in it. She did the pattern in a double herringbone pattern done on a carry corner. It was gorgeous.

Why does everyone pick those plain solid subway tiles?

by Anonymousreply 16004/14/2020

..” he likes "dinge" in the opening?” R150 My husband and I were floored by that new opening phrase included. Erin and Ben are most likely too young to know the racist connections in that word. Many times I hear younger kids using phrases that my racist grandfather used.

by Anonymousreply 16104/15/2020

Im 60 ,grew up in the south ,and never once heard "dinge" in reference to black people .And my redneck fanily used every derogatory reference in the book about blacks. You bitches are reaching .

by Anonymousreply 16204/15/2020

Sorry r162 My father in Michigan used the word all the time instead of the N word if my mother was present

by Anonymousreply 16304/15/2020

Only a racist would know that "dinge" referred to blacks. I assure you that Ben never heard of it, nor would he use it. He and Erin are about as non-racist as you can get. Not everyone in Mississippi is KKK, for Christ's sake.

by Anonymousreply 16404/15/2020

Dinge or dingy to most people means old, drab, rundown, etc.

by Anonymousreply 16504/15/2020

I have never, ever heard of dinge meaning anything other than old or rundown. Sounds like your father was a racist.

by Anonymousreply 16604/15/2020

I lived in the Rust Belt when I came out and several Southern queens I knew, black and white, referred to a white man who liked black men as a dinge queen.

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by Anonymousreply 16804/15/2020

R168 - well that proves it. Ben must be a 65 y/o queen born in the Rust Belt.

by Anonymousreply 16904/16/2020

I doubt they meant it in a racial way, though.

by Anonymousreply 17004/16/2020

I'm from the south originally and never heard dinge used as a racial term there. However, moving to a northern city in the 1970s, I heard the term, as in "dinge bar" where white and black men went to meet each other....

by Anonymousreply 17104/20/2020

Can we please stop talking about the word "dinge" and get back to discussing hot guys, please?

by Anonymousreply 17204/20/2020

Anybody into Big Texas Fix ? Micheal Cordray puts the cream in my twinkie ! Not my usual type at all , but theres something about him .

by Anonymousreply 17304/20/2020

Michael Cordray is hot stuff. Give him a kiss for me too honey.

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by Anonymousreply 17404/20/2020

Never heard of that show, but holy crap, that guy is hot!!

by Anonymousreply 17504/20/2020

Michael is super cute. He and Ashley both ping to me.

by Anonymousreply 17604/20/2020

I wonder if Ben/Erin's home or any homes they renovated where damaged by the tornado that hit Laurel?

by Anonymousreply 17704/20/2020

Big Texas Fix is a DIY show and for some reason HGTV only runs certain shows from the DIY catalogue.

by Anonymousreply 17804/20/2020

R177 The last tornado was about 5-10 miles north, and I know most of their homes have either been IN Laurel or south, but not sure.

by Anonymousreply 17904/20/2020

May 25 is the day the rest of the Home Town episodes show up.

*grumble*

by Anonymousreply 18004/27/2020

There is a rerun on right now and the couple are doctors and she has a bad case of vocal fry. Ugh.

by Anonymousreply 18104/27/2020

Erin has nice taste and listens to the clients. For that reason alone never mind the chemistry she has with her husband to show us enjoyable to watch. I still prefer House hunters international so that I can dream about someplace that is a governed by crazy man.

by Anonymousreply 18204/27/2020

I adore Erin ,and I like her work mostly , but I do feel she could pep it up a bit . Her rooms are perfectly pleasant ,but is there anything really memorable ? I think deep down Erin would like to be more avant garde . I could see her smoking a doobie and painting a room purple .

by Anonymousreply 18304/27/2020

Well R183 she does have to consider the buyers taste. She's did a house for a young lesbian couple and she got a bit funky with color. I've noticed with women only she uses more color.

by Anonymousreply 18404/27/2020

I've been watching that Celebrity IOU and those two brothers stuff all looks alike. Whites, grays and black. Almost no color. It's soothing, I supposed, but I like more color.

by Anonymousreply 18504/27/2020

I loved last night Celebrity IOU. In all 3 episodes you really see that the celebrities truly love the people they are doing this for.

by Anonymousreply 18604/28/2020

The Viola one was a bit weird, though. They kept basically calling her scary!

by Anonymousreply 18704/28/2020

Of course, they are footing the bill. I can’t imagine that the fixes are cheap.

by Anonymousreply 18804/28/2020

They had two Oscar winners and an Oscar nominee in the first three episodes.

The next one is.....oh. Michael Buble.

by Anonymousreply 18904/28/2020

I'm just seeing the Home Town with the gay couple. The artist Erin visits is autistic or something. Weird.

by Anonymousreply 19004/28/2020

R190

The artist is schizophrenic and a famous art forger. There's been a doc made about him.

by Anonymousreply 19104/28/2020

R190 This was discussed at great length earlier in the thread. See replies 75-80ish.

His name is Mark Landis.

by Anonymousreply 19204/28/2020

R189

I am going to be watching Buble closely after all that hullabaloo that he abuses his wife. His wife sure looked like a panicked frightened woman in that video the other day.The fear in her eyes was haunting.

I doubt he'll display anything of the sort with the 2 brothers.

by Anonymousreply 19304/28/2020

Buble's son has been battling cancer this past year. I wonder if he'll mention it or if it has changed his personality.

by Anonymousreply 19404/28/2020

Ben made an off the cuff remark recently along the lines of "If youre going to be a bear,be a Kodiak bear" and sorta smiled as he said it. he absolutely knows the Bear community worship him !

by Anonymousreply 19504/30/2020

Love this show. They are a cute couple, and I so want to do nasty things to Ben Napier.

Like others have noted, the show's charm is the fact that the homes and renovations are affordable and their re-use of material. They don't destroy the character of the homes. They also have some sense of design. Joanna just puts up a barn door, a long table "for entertaining" (something which most people never do as much as they say they will), or an "art piece" that means something special to the couple (invariably a biblical verse).

Plus, that Mississippi town is charming. Have you people ever been to Waco? Seriously?

by Anonymousreply 19604/30/2020

^^Don't forget the shiplap!!!

by Anonymousreply 19704/30/2020

R196, I'm in Texas and won't go near Waco.

by Anonymousreply 19804/30/2020

[quote] I so want to do nasty things to Ben Napier

I want Ben Napier and his dick - undoubtedly as long and as thick as the man himself - to do nasty things to ME

by Anonymousreply 19904/30/2020

He said recently that his mom is 6 feet tall. That's a big family! Erin must feel like a shrimp at her in-laws' house at Christmas.

by Anonymousreply 20004/30/2020

R196

Joanna is a one trick pony just like the divorced couple on Flip or Flop.

Joanna's go to's are subway tile, open shelving, plain straight mantles and beige/cream/wood

On Flip or Flop they only use Grey/Black/White---period.

On Home Town they enhance the home as much as possible, use various colors on the inside and the outside & layer in furnishings. The homes look welcoming, warm and not cookie cutter. Add to it Ben/Erin are engaging, fun & have no stick up their asses like the Flip/Flop couple & aren't cloying/fake like the Gaines.

by Anonymousreply 20104/30/2020

I can't believe someone gave the Gaineses their own CHANNEL

by Anonymousreply 20204/30/2020

I have a feeling it’s gonna flop hard.

Hate them so much.

Hypocritical assholes. But then again, they’re Christian, so, there you go.

by Anonymousreply 20304/30/2020

FYI - I work for a regional furniture chain in the south east. We carry Joanne's line of furniture. It's NOT really selling at all. This is our first celeb furniture line and it may be the last.

by Anonymousreply 20404/30/2020

Ha!

Probably overpriced, cheaply made shit that Wayfairer and all those other online retailers sell for way cheaper.

by Anonymousreply 20504/30/2020

I'm waiting for the Gaines' oldest boy to turn up in the news for drug charges or something illicit. He seems like a bad seed.

by Anonymousreply 20605/01/2020

[quote]I have a feeling it’s gonna flop hard.

I think so too. It just feels like their time has come and gone. Chip is annoying as fuck and Joanna is a one trick pony. Does anyone except possibly a few fraus care about them anymore.

by Anonymousreply 20705/01/2020

I mean, it might, at best, elevate the DIY brand. Right now it's an second rate HGTV, but mostly because it's not as available as HGTV.

As long as they keep showing Restored and Brett Waterman's hot ass, we're OK.

by Anonymousreply 20805/01/2020

I long ago decamped for DIY as apparently HGTV is only about those Twincest queens or Love it or list it .

by Anonymousreply 20905/01/2020

Furniture and houseware lines branded by HGTV hosts don't do well. Drew and Jonathan Scot have been pushing a line for a while, as have the Gaines clan with their Magnolia Homes collection. The only people buying Chip & Joanna's stuff are the Becky's and Karen's of the midwest and south.

I'm so done with most of the shows on HGTV, which is sad because I'm a long time fan of the channel. However, Home Town gets my attention as does Good Bones with Mina and her mom Karen. Both groups of folks are down-to-Earth, caring people who aren't preachy or churchy (even though Ben does seem to come from a religious background with his daily bible reading, etc.).

by Anonymousreply 21005/01/2020

Ben was a youth minister before the show took off and his dad was a preacher .

by Anonymousreply 21105/01/2020

I wonder about the cookware and other kitchen items from Rachel Ray and the Pioneer Billionaire Woman.

by Anonymousreply 21205/01/2020

What do you wonder?

by Anonymousreply 21305/01/2020

🙄🙄

How they are doing, in terms of sales. I used to see the Drummond stuff all over Walmart but, now, not so much.

Rachel, apparently, has taken over the dog food market.

by Anonymousreply 21405/01/2020

OP, I also love Home Town. Only found it recently and have already seen every episode. What I like to see, from my costly perch in CA, is the low price of those charming old homes and the great job they do restoring and furnishing them. The style of the places they do is comfy and inviting. I'm enjoying the whole fantasy of the quaint small town. I also like the couple, they don't get on my nerves like other design hosts do. They seem natural and quirky. The wife's clothes are perfect for her. Not quite uber frau but they fit her style. But, it is Mississippi after all and I could never live there. I do know a very liberal woman who resides in one of those towns and she's doing her best to buck the tide.

by Anonymousreply 21505/01/2020

[quote] Good Bones with Mina and her mom Karen

I love them too R210. Their rapport with each other is great and they really know how to play for the camera. Plus they take old shit houses and make them really nice.

by Anonymousreply 21605/01/2020

I want Mina's brother Tad in me quite deeply.

by Anonymousreply 21705/01/2020

Tad is adorable and he seems like a great guy. In one episode, he learns how to operate this giant backhoe to dig out the yard of Karen's project. He has a blast, jumps out when he's done, and says "My heart is happy!" :)

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by Anonymousreply 21805/01/2020

He's thick in all the right places.

by Anonymousreply 21905/01/2020

Can you stop diverting the thread about Ben with these other basic HGTV hoes?

by Anonymousreply 22005/01/2020

Tad is adorable,but I saw some recent pics where his hair is VERY thin on top .

by Anonymousreply 22105/01/2020

R229 Ben is hot but honey, there's only so much to say

by Anonymousreply 22205/01/2020

I just saw the Good Bones episode where Mina's home was built and furnished. My god that place is butt ugly. She kept saying it was her forever home but the neighborhood looked dumpy.

WTF? Fake lawn, fake flowers, butt ugly.

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The flowers are real. The house is fake.

by Anonymousreply 22405/02/2020

Yeah, considering all the nice houses they did I didn't like her own house.

She wanted a New Orleans style house but had to build up and....it didn't really turn out well at all.

by Anonymousreply 22505/02/2020

I don't like the front door at the side look. It's a giant box.

by Anonymousreply 22605/02/2020

R225

I love Mina but she's high of she thinks that house has anything in common with a New Orleans house.

by Anonymousreply 22705/02/2020

Mina's husband is hot

by Anonymousreply 22805/05/2020

Are we out of new Home Town episodes?

by Anonymousreply 22905/05/2020

R229 HGTV put that Stinking Celebrity Snatches show on in that spot until the end of May. The remaining Home Town episodes will be on starting the last week of May.

by Anonymousreply 23005/05/2020

Did anybody see the Bubly dude hour? Who was he helping?

by Anonymousreply 23105/05/2020

Some fish.

by Anonymousreply 23205/05/2020

R231

It was very good. His grand dad's caregiver was who he helped. His grand dad's dying wish was that the family give her his home. She cared for him the last 8 years of his life & became family.

His grand dad's home was a bit dated but in pristine condition. He had white carpet that looked like it had just been installed that day. The Brothers even commented on it.

by Anonymousreply 23305/05/2020

Thanks, R233.

by Anonymousreply 23405/05/2020

Buble seems like a nice guy. The bros were corny, as usual.

by Anonymousreply 23505/05/2020

bargain mansions... what's the deal with her pretending that she does a redo of the ground floor, show it off, and then take on the upper levels? i guess the workers tramp thru the beautiful downstairs with its staging all in place? how do they get all that construction destruction down and outside? makes no sense at all.

by Anonymousreply 23605/05/2020

R236 good question.

I can't remember but was her show only half an hour before? It seems like she'd always split the houses up into two phases, but I remember older ones being different shows.

I thought this latest shirtwaist one was terrible. The outside was ugly and remained ugly, and I didn't like the weird kitchen/pantry thing she did.

by Anonymousreply 23705/06/2020

R237

I adore her work but last night's reno just didn't work for me at all. I was surprised how much I hated it.

by Anonymousreply 23805/06/2020

R238 same, I usually like her work but that house was just......no.

by Anonymousreply 23905/06/2020

next week's hometown is listed on my watch list as NEW but also listed as season1/episode1 (2016) how the hell is that a new episode?

by Anonymousreply 24005/06/2020

I thought about that too R236. I think they actually do the whole thing and divide the film in to two parts. It makes no sense to furnish the ground floor then do construction upstairs. It's a plot line flaw.

I like Bargain Mansions but it's not one of my favorites. And her vocal fry, the girl needs voice lessons.

by Anonymousreply 24105/06/2020

Also, she picks the most unconvincing people to "reveal" the house to when it's done. They're always Oat Milk Latte Beckys who also have bad vocal fry.

by Anonymousreply 24205/06/2020

But still, her dad could get it.

by Anonymousreply 24305/06/2020

Ben is adorable, but if he lost enough weight to have cum gutters he would be killer hot!

I've lived in Mississippi. One advantage is that you don't have the division between the self-righteous Bernie people and the regular Democrats. Everyone in MS who is not a Trumpy knows and respects each other as allies and doesn't sweat the small stuff.

by Anonymousreply 24405/08/2020

How's the cruising?

by Anonymousreply 24505/09/2020

Cruising is probably non-existent these days. There used to be a couple of restrooms on the interstate that were busy, then they started to post state troopers there, and now I think they are closed. Ole Miss had some supposed tea rooms in the library and another building but I never saw anything going on there. The Natchez Trace had some restroom cruising but they made a bunch of arrests and that stopped. I don't think there are any adult bookstores in the whole state. I would assume there is some action via Grindr, etc., but really have no idea.

by Anonymousreply 24605/09/2020

I have only started watching Home Town since being a shut in. Erin reminds me of someone and it has been nagging at me. Watching a 30 Rock rerun today...It suddenly came to me!

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by Anonymousreply 24705/16/2020

Could you imagine stopping in Mississippi and seeing Big Ben and his big dangler hangin' out at a rest stop???

by Anonymousreply 24805/16/2020

Dang it, I missed the sale on Pantry items on the Laurel Mercantile website!

by Anonymousreply 24905/16/2020

DL's hated Jeremy Renner was on last night's Celebrity 1OU. They redid his Mom's house.

Damn it but he gives off such negative creepy energy. Sleazy.

That was the last Celebrity IOU and next week Ben & Erin are back.

by Anonymousreply 25005/19/2020

Does anybody know if the furniture and decorative items that Erin places belong to the new homeowners?

Or are they like the fraudster hypocrites from Waco?

The brothers buy stuff for the family owners and I wonder about the cuties in Laurel.

by Anonymousreply 25105/19/2020

R251, Erin said she uses lots of the owners own stuff. The furniture that Ben makes and the stuff she makes are gifts. Some of the other stuff is kind of a welcome basket from laurel local vendors and some is purchase optional but it's mostly the owners things.

by Anonymousreply 25205/19/2020

A lot of the furniture and decor are staged items. After filming, the homeowners are given an inventory list with prices and have the option of buying what they want to keep.

But yes, more or less may be the owners' stuff and what the the show makes for them are gifts.

by Anonymousreply 25305/19/2020

Thanks, R252 and R253.

by Anonymousreply 25405/19/2020

I watched a Good Bones episode on Sunday that I had never seen before. Karen & Mina renovated Mina's father's home with his second wife.

His second wife looked to be about 5-8 years older than Mina. Mina was so nervous about pleasing him as he was very picky. They did a very good job.

by Anonymousreply 25505/20/2020

^^^So daddy issues?

by Anonymousreply 25605/20/2020

Not really Daddy issues. Her father HATES change, as evidenced by the collection of clutter and crap in the home. He's not a hoarder, but does he really need 17 pieces of furniture in one room, for example? He has strong opinions about what he DOESN'T like, but can't explain what he DOES like. Changing someone's home when they've had it a certain way for years and year and is resistant to change is challenging.

by Anonymousreply 25705/20/2020

So dad's a pain in the ass then?

by Anonymousreply 25805/20/2020

I wish Tad would be a pain in my ass.

The kind of pain that turns into pleasure.

by Anonymousreply 25905/20/2020

The dad has the WORST dye job I've ever seen.

by Anonymousreply 26005/21/2020

R260 You haven't noticed Trump then.

by Anonymousreply 26105/22/2020

I saw a Home Town repeat that just blew me away.

A 70-something year old black lady had a total budget of $85,000 to spend. They found her a shack for $35,000 and they renovated it from top t bottom for $50,000. It was just beautiful. It boggles my mind that you can get a home much less a tricked out house for that price.

I don't think I've ever seen a more excited homeowner on HGTV. They did an amazing job.

by Anonymousreply 26205/22/2020

Yeah, R262, that was a beautiful episode. She loved her raised garden!!

The son was attractive. ☺️

by Anonymousreply 26305/22/2020

That was the restaurant owner R262. Love that little house. One of the homes they did came up on the market awhile back. A beautiful little cottage with a porch for two transplanted doctors. The had to relocate again.

by Anonymousreply 26405/22/2020

I agree that episode was touching and I truly believe the remodeling was done well and with love. If you have noticed, they have subsequently met for lunch and filmed in her cafe. True home town people.

by Anonymousreply 26505/22/2020

mary!

by Anonymousreply 26605/22/2020

I watched My Lottery Dream Home last night. David was quarantined at home but he contacted 2 past winners to see how they're doing in their homes.

OMG! He looked so fabulous in the past episodes. Not a single tattoo and not so ghastly thin.

by Anonymousreply 26705/23/2020

Agree, R267. David looks like a circus freak now, with those crazy tattoos on the front of his neck and the Phyllis Diller costumes he wears. He was much more attractive in his earlier days.

by Anonymousreply 26805/23/2020

I know David is kind of a hot mess, but I have to admit, I love watching him flaunt his big gay MARY ass in these little provincial towns with no apologies and making everyone around him deal with it.

I don't think he's had any gay men on the show yet? Maybe we just don't do lotteries. However the other day I saw an episode with a cute little latino thug looking guy, who looked like Mamma's dream version of caged meat, however he was single and sooooo friendly with David. At the end of the episode when they have the "Family and Friends" over to celebrate their new home, he was accompanied by a very good looking black gentleman and a battalion of cane wielding old lesbians. This is in the middle of nowhere Massachusetts, too.

by Anonymousreply 26905/23/2020

There are a lot of winners from Massachusetts, Florida as well.

He looked like a hot mess on his show last night but he is still adorable. I hate all the tats.

His condo is tiny! I thought the network paid better than that 😛.

I also loved his Easter tree, I wonder who the shirtless guy was that was helping him decorate. They didn’t show his face.

Anyway, they’re doing another show next week.

by Anonymousreply 27005/23/2020

The best part of last night's episode was revealing that David hooked up with the cousin of the first woman. They even showed a pic of the cousin with David. The cousin was a hottie.

The second lady was one of my favorites. She was the feisty senior citizen from Cambridge who hit the lotto. I'm so glad they revisited her because she was such a trip.

David's condo was tricked out for Easter.. He said he goes really all out decorating for the holidays. He showed photos of how he decorates for Xmas, Halloween, etc. Last year he had 40 something trees in his place. The most shocking thing to me was his bed. The rest of the condo's decor was that glam vibe but his bed was a very plain black iron bed. It was dressed beautifully but the bed didn't mesh IMO.

David's appearance may have totally changed but he really has a very engaging and sweet demeanor.

by Anonymousreply 27105/23/2020

Forgot to mention his Halloween costumes! They were amazing and he looked fantastic!

Of course, he has his professional make-up artist bestie, so that helps.

by Anonymousreply 27205/23/2020

This is not a thread about David Bromstad, folks. Start your own damn fan thread.

by Anonymousreply 27305/23/2020

Yeah, enough about that walking Etch a Sketch Miss Bromstad.

by Anonymousreply 27405/23/2020

Anyone know the season/episode for the gay couple featured on Home Town? ...I've looked.

by Anonymousreply 27505/23/2020

R275 The gay couple were this season - so S4 Episode 8.

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Speaking of seasons / episodes, I seem to remember when the Scott Bros first did their new Forever Home show there was a gay couple in one of them, does anyone remember which episode?

I usually dislike their shows but would watch for a gay couple.

by Anonymousreply 27705/23/2020

I had a dream last night that Brett Waterman from Restored was walking around in just his hat, boots, and a jockstrap....and that slightly crooked smile of his.

by Anonymousreply 27805/24/2020

I wonder how many support crew, designers, construction, etc, who are there to bring it all together for filming.

by Anonymousreply 27905/24/2020

I saw the episode with Chad and his pink socks again today. He's adorable.

by Anonymousreply 28005/24/2020

Chad?

by Anonymousreply 28105/24/2020

Enough about Chad. Let's get back to David Bromstad.

by Anonymousreply 28205/25/2020

I think that's his name R281.

by Anonymousreply 28305/25/2020

Sorry, are we talking about the handsome dandy on Home Town? Or is there a Chad on another show?

by Anonymousreply 28405/25/2020

Yes R284 Home Town pink socked Chad.

by Anonymousreply 28505/25/2020

When Ben speaks I think of sweaty uncut coal miners with more smegma than fat on a hog.

by Anonymousreply 28605/25/2020

I must be confused. I though "Chad" was this guy and his name is Shuff.

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by Anonymousreply 28705/25/2020

New 90 minute episode tonight. Didn't like the loft they did, though.

by Anonymousreply 28805/25/2020

r287, I think they're old frat brothers, he kissed Ben on the cheek.

by Anonymousreply 28905/25/2020

Shuff is a little guy, but it looks like he has a nice package in certain shots.

by Anonymousreply 29005/25/2020

Shuff is a hot fuck for sure.

by Anonymousreply 29105/25/2020

Interesting before and after info about Shuff's renovation

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by Anonymousreply 29205/25/2020

Shuff Mauldin seems like a nice guy based on his Facebook posts.

by Anonymousreply 29305/25/2020

Now we just need to find his Grindr

by Anonymousreply 29405/25/2020

R287 up thread R64 posted a pic of the guy i was referring to. His name is Jay, so my bad.

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by Anonymousreply 29505/26/2020

R295 Yes he is Jay, aka J Pickens R142

by Anonymousreply 29605/26/2020

^^^Damn I missed R142's post.

by Anonymousreply 29705/26/2020

Ah, okay. Yes J Pickens is cute too.

by Anonymousreply 29805/26/2020

The loft was okay. I hate wallpaper. I thought airstream refurb was more interesting and loved that.

by Anonymousreply 29905/26/2020

I sort of liked the whole mineral look of the wallpaper but didn't like it in that space. It matched the cabinets (also ugly) too much.

I usually like Ben & Erin's stuff but last night was a bit meh.

by Anonymousreply 30005/26/2020

That boy in R295 is gayer than an Ungaro spring frock .

by Anonymousreply 30105/26/2020

You will never find a gay couple on Fixer Upper or their new network

by Anonymousreply 30205/26/2020

R301 I don't see J Pickens as gay or straight, just incredibly hot.

by Anonymousreply 30305/26/2020

Anyone watch last night's Bargain Mansions?

How in the world can she do such massive renos with such a small budget?

The first phase was $75000 and it entailed the ground floor and all the outside. The outside included building a carriage house with a 2 car garage and a substanial driveway as well as the usual thins. Then the ground floor had to have all new floors, a custom kitchen, rebuilding a fireplace, adding a laundry room, etc...

How can you do all that & have gorgeous fishes for $75000??

She also had a $75000 budget for phase 2 which was reno-ing the second & third floors.

by Anonymousreply 30405/27/2020

^^^

Pardon my typos. I haven't had coffee yet.

by Anonymousreply 30505/27/2020

Yeah, her numbers are total bullshit. Total.

by Anonymousreply 30605/27/2020

Well, it’s Missouri, isn’t it?

It’s not as expensive as fixing a house in California or New York.

The labor alone will save thousands.

by Anonymousreply 30705/27/2020

Speaking of flipping, did y’all see Tarek now owns a cabinet company? He will ship all over the country, supposedly.

Dude is moving pretty fast.

I’m glad for his success.

by Anonymousreply 30805/27/2020

I can't watch Bargain Mansions. Her vocal fry is horrible and I don't like her interior decor choices.

by Anonymousreply 30905/27/2020

I am crazy about Love it or List it.

by Anonymousreply 31005/27/2020

I am crazy about Love it or List it.

by Anonymousreply 31105/27/2020

More about J Pickens and his cute socks.

by Anonymousreply 31205/28/2020

and his beautiful cock

by Anonymousreply 31305/28/2020

Are we sure Jay Pickens is the guy with the pink socks?

by Anonymousreply 31405/28/2020

They showed the episode with Shuff's fine ass again today.

Tonight's new episode was two fat bears who may or may not be a couple, and they renovated a house to be an efficiency AND a cafe.

by Anonymousreply 31506/01/2020

I couldn't figure out the two cafe guys. Were they brothers or a couple? I missed the first few minutes.

by Anonymousreply 31606/02/2020

I think they had to be lovers. Why else would they buy a house with only 1 bedroom?

by Anonymousreply 31706/02/2020

R317 I got the feeling that they lived elsewhere, the efficiency was just a crash place so if they worked late and opened early they could sleep there.

But I think they shared their other house so yeah, lovers seems a likely explanation.

by Anonymousreply 31806/02/2020

I still like this show but after binge watching all of the seasons I got a little burned out. Now, I just watch from On Demand and fast forward through boring parts. I don't need to hear "I like a little dinge" ever again. The show paints a lovely fantasy of small town life, but just a bit too cloying.

by Anonymousreply 31906/02/2020

They were brothers.

The chef was going to live in some rooms behind the restaurant.

I fell asleep and didn’t see the end. Was the restaurant nice?

by Anonymousreply 32006/02/2020

R320 They never showed it open but it looked nice enough. Really more of a cafe.

If I understood right they actually bought both buildings but only renovated this one right away.

by Anonymousreply 32106/02/2020

Yes, they bought both houses.

by Anonymousreply 32206/02/2020

They are indeed brothers. Just looked at the Bird Dog Cafe FB page.

Didn't mean to be confusing but I never heard them say they were brothers when I watched the show last night.

by Anonymousreply 32306/02/2020

aw, they have a pretty pup!

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by Anonymousreply 32406/02/2020

I just discovered this show during lockdown. I’ve got a soft spot for small southern towns, I keep fantasizing about moving to Laurel and buying the most expensive place in town. I just watched the Shuff episode again, what a hot little piece of ass he is, in the tightest pants in Mississippi.

by Anonymousreply 32506/02/2020

R325 yeah, something about his tight pants and that sexy smirk make me think he is no stranger to a hungry cocksucker on his piece.

by Anonymousreply 32606/03/2020

Those fat "brothers" gave off the weirdest vibes to me ! They never actually said "we are brothers" did they ? Im thinking maybe step brothers. That restaurant was adorable though,and I LOVE the window wall !

by Anonymousreply 32706/03/2020

The tshirts for Birddog are cute

by Anonymousreply 32806/03/2020

90 minute season finale monday night

season premiere of Good Bones next day

OH and expect to see Oprah on HGTV Tues and Wed night

by Anonymousreply 32906/05/2020

I like the Desert Flippers show. I always wonder if the 'Before' house belonged to a fellow DLer!

by Anonymousreply 33006/05/2020

R329

What is Oprah doing on HGTV?

by Anonymousreply 33106/06/2020

R331 OWN is owned (no pun intended) by the Discovery Networks. So is HGTV, Food network , etc. All Discovery networks are broadcasting a two day Oprah town-hall about race relations in Amerikkka

by Anonymousreply 33206/06/2020

I was watching HGTV today and a commercial came on for a new show starting Thursday called Design at Your Door.

All of the main HGTV talent will be participating.

Any way, they showed a clip of the woman from Bargain Mansions & she was totally unrecognizable. I had to rewind & I only ID'd her because of her voice.

She has either lost a ton of weight and/or gotten a face lift. I think both. It also looks like she cut off that limp stringy hair. It was bouncy, lush & wavy.

by Anonymousreply 33306/07/2020

Cuntina....I mean, Christina was virtually unrecognizable in the "We're All In This Shit Together" clips they have been running of various Discovery talent. Without make up she is different (plain, but prettier, if you ask me)

by Anonymousreply 33406/07/2020

Christina has had SO much plastic surgery in the span of their show.

by Anonymousreply 33506/07/2020

Has Tarek ever tried the man on man? Since his father was Egyptian and mother French, do we think he's cut or uncut?

by Anonymousreply 33606/08/2020

Uncut and huge

by Anonymousreply 33706/08/2020

Aww, so Ben tried out local politics and he lost. What a shame.

by Anonymousreply 33806/08/2020

That was a few years ago.

by Anonymousreply 33906/08/2020

Well they just now mentioned it in this new show about the tornado that hit Laurel.

by Anonymousreply 34006/09/2020

Wasn't correcting anyone, just saying he ran a few years ago, it was 2013 according to last night's show (which was partly a repeat of the season opener with the post tornado update tacked on).

He wore the shirt from his campaign for the first time in that episode, and then of course they are selling the shirt now, too.

by Anonymousreply 34106/09/2020

Did he run as a Democrat or Rethug?

by Anonymousreply 34206/10/2020

I suspect GOP, R342.

But Ben strikes me as a decent sort of GOP'er - gay friendly, more interested in local business stuff. (All of his friends seen on the show are part of the Laurel Chamber of Commerce so that seems to be a possible reason why he ran.)

by Anonymousreply 34306/10/2020

The only good Republicans are dead Republicans.

by Anonymousreply 34406/10/2020

He ran as an Independent. You can find the election returns online, if you weren't so lazy, you young pieces of shite!

by Anonymousreply 34506/12/2020

R345

*gasps*

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by Anonymousreply 34606/13/2020

R336 R337 "Uncut and huge "

Don't tease me.

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by Anonymousreply 34706/28/2020

color splash is back. and reminds us of how hot he used to be, and how awful those tats are now,. and talk about nellie!

by Anonymousreply 34807/03/2020

He was a cutie for sure. Some of those designs are out there, for sure.

by Anonymousreply 34907/04/2020

I watched the flashback to Color Splash that aired last night.. Oy Vey!!

What was done to that Craftsman house in San Francisco was a crime.. It had gorgeous woodwork and he painted it acid green.

by Anonymousreply 35007/04/2020

so, once again HGTV puts on a NEW episode of Hometown.... that is NOTHING BUT ANOTHER GOD DAMNED RERUN!! what are they trying to pull off here?

by Anonymousreply 35107/13/2020

R350, David looked so much better back then. Fewer insane tattoos, less eccentric clothes (what he wears now are costumes, not clothes), and less sun-leathered skin.

by Anonymousreply 35207/14/2020
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