The title of “reality show” is a misnomer. We all know that it’s not 100% real. But even with the knowledge, it’s hard not to enjoy some reality shows.
In 2008, Love It or List It premiered on HGTV. Each episode follows two people (usually a couple) who are dissatisfied with their current home. One partner believes that the solution is to move and start over in a new home. The other partner believes that renovating their home will resolve whatever issues they have. Enter interior designer Hilary Farr and real estate agent David Visentin. Hilary’s job is to renovate the home and convince the homeowners to stay. David’s job is to show them homes for sale and convince them to move. At the end of each episode, the homeowners must make a decision. Will they love their home or will they list it?
The fun of this show is not just the ups and downs of renovation and shopping for a new home. Hilary and David’s verbal sparring adds to the fun and the tension of the question of the homeowner’s final decision.
I recommend it.