I never watch reality TV shows because I just don’t like the format. I have better things to do with my time than watch cutthroat competitors trying to win boatloads of cash by backstabbing other contestants or whatever. Plus, it seems that every time I open a tabloid, yet another “reality TV star” is shown to have a criminal record or some other seedy past. That kind of thing simply isn’t entertaining to me.
But so many of my friends are raving about the reality show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition that I might end up breaking my unwritten rule here in order to give it a try. Apparently, this show is different from all the rest in that it’s actually all about doing good things for people.
Specifically, one lucky family is chosen to have their house completely renovated by host Ty Pennington and local contractors. The family goes away for a week, and then come back to a beautiful new home.
It sounds like a fun concept, but I’m not sure what they’d fill the hour-long slot with. Probably shots of the contractors tearing stuff down and then using their Ingersoll Rand air tools (or whatever brand they actually use) to build the new house.
I think hearing the various families’ stories and seeing their reactions to their new homes would be cool, but watching houses being built week in and week out might get a bit boring. However, since there’s nothing else on right now except reruns, I might check out a couple episodes on ABC.com to see what the show is all about!