The W
Views: 117303247
Main | FAQ | Search: Y! / G | Color chart | Log in for more!
28.10.09 0724
The 7 - Random - Trading Spaces 100G Register and log in to post!
(1991 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
Post (8 total)
Level: 50

Posts: 232/535
EXP: 909169
For next: 38155

Since: 17.1.02
From: Pittsburgh, PA

Since last post: 1275 days
Last activity: 1271 days
#1 Posted on 6.10.03 1543.41
Reposted on: 6.10.10 1543.56
Anyone else catch this, or have their significant other force it on them. I admit enjoying the show on occasion but with all the sports yesterday I was hoping she would forget.

Anyway, I thought the show lost something with the added money. The couples no longer did all the work as they brought in help from home depo to do alot of the work. I don't recall ever seeing that on Trading Spaces before. And part of the appeal of the show for me is seeing how they can do so much with so little. Being an amature handyman I on occasion get Ideas for improving my home without spending boatloads of cash. With the large amount of money at their disposal it turned more into a showcase for the designers as for who could be more extravagant. Although the work turned out by the carpenters was excellent.

Other than the great home entertainment systems that they got, I didn't see the rooms being any more impressive than what they normally turn out.

(edited by brick on 6.10.03 1644)
Promote this thread!
DJ FrostyFreeze
Level: 112

Posts: 1204/3461
EXP: 14980099
For next: 358154

Since: 2.1.02
From: Hawthorne, CA

Since last post: 18 days
Last activity: 11 hours
#2 Posted on 6.10.03 1548.59
Reposted on: 6.10.10 1549.57
I agree with every single point you've made. I'm usually super-impressed with the before & after camera sweeps at tht end of the show, but not this time.

I missed the "Hated It" episode from the other week. Did anyone totally flip out at all?
Level: 132

Posts: 1510/5065
EXP: 26519855
For next: 612149

Since: 2.1.02
From: MD, USA

Since last post: 863 days
Last activity: 830 days
#3 Posted on 6.10.03 1820.41
Reposted on: 6.10.10 1821.07

More importantly, what was Paige wearing?
Boudin blanc
Level: 96

Posts: 657/2442
EXP: 8877780
For next: 111039

Since: 3.1.02
From: GA in person, NJ in heart

Since last post: 4 days
Last activity: 8 min.
#4 Posted on 6.10.03 1835.54
Reposted on: 6.10.10 1836.35
I think the point of the show was to allow the designers an opportunity to show what they can do when not constrained by money. Laurie and Doug are two of the designers who's concepts get most hamstrung by the low budget. (I'd add Hilde to this list also, although she tends to come up with crazy cheap ideas to get around it.) Its also interesting to note that Laurie and Doug both had rooms featured in the "hated it" series from last week, as if to imply that they are great designers, and those blunders were all the fault of the budget. Also, it was nice to give the carpenters time to build one fantastic piece that they could really develop as opposed to serving as one man furniture factories.

It was nice to see them actually doing real stuff instead of lots of feaux-finishes, like the marble around the fireplace.

It was a nice *special* episode, but I hope they don't turn this into a regular thing. (Unless I ever go on the show... Where's my WEGA TV?)

Level: 85

Posts: 510/1857
EXP: 5784604
For next: 113960

Since: 9.7.02
From: Sleep (That's where I'm a viking)

Since last post: 1254 days
Last activity: 382 days
#5 Posted on 6.10.03 1900.46
Reposted on: 6.10.10 1901.04
I was watching it, too, and I thought it lost a lot of appeal with the extra cash. Paige wore a sleeveless t-shirt and her trademark tight jeans. I've never enjoyes Laurie and Doug; I hoped it would be Genavive (sp?) and either Vern or Frank.
Level: 119

Posts: 1564/4016
EXP: 18532636
For next: 396710

Since: 22.4.02
From: Outside of Boston

Since last post: 29 days
Last activity: 1 day
#6 Posted on 7.10.03 0021.34
Reposted on: 7.10.10 0022.12
Anyone else think it was funny that Laurie almost went over on that ep? And who takes $1000 of free money and buys their neighbors DVD's?

Besides, if I wanted to see homeowners get free plasma TV's, I'd watch Monster House.
Shem the Penman
Level: 72

Posts: 497/1267
EXP: 3313725
For next: 10053

Since: 16.1.02
From: The Off-Center of the Universe (aka Philadelphia)

Since last post: 999 days
Last activity: 798 days
#7 Posted on 7.10.03 0029.04
Reposted on: 7.10.10 0031.22
I wonder if they picked Laurie and Doug because they're actually professional interior designers, unlike most of the TS crew, and therefore better able to handle the planning and organization that large budgets require -- in theory, at least. I know Doug's done work for wealthy clients, so he must be more used to having pots of money to draw on, and he certainly showed it with his work here -- very neat and pulled together, not the half-ass jobs or practical jokes he turns out on the regular episodes.

Of course, that doesn't explain Laurie's room, which consisted mostly of buying a lot of expensive crap, sticking it in the room, and calling it a day. But then, I'm not a fan of hers in general, so...
Level: 85

Posts: 216/1825
EXP: 5714198
For next: 184366

Since: 12.2.02
From: Cleveland, Ohio

Since last post: 29 days
Last activity: 16 min.
#8 Posted on 7.10.03 0850.52
Reposted on: 7.10.10 0850.56
Amen to that, Shem. Doug was actually quite enjoyable in this episode and did a really nice job with the room. I didn't care for Laurie's "Oooh, look at all this neato stuff for gobs of money!" attitude. Like spending the money for the sake of spending it.

Mrs. Whatever was pretty pissed off at the extra help and the fact that Sony *gave* the electronics away. She felt like the whole thing was kind of wrong, just like brick detailed. The only thing I could think of is that this will keep people coming to the show as volunteers since they never know when a surprise like this could be sprung. As my wife was crying over the painting of wood, I commented, "They could do whatever they wanted if I could get that TV."
Thread ahead: "Dead Like Me" on Comcast's On Demand
Next thread: Kill Bill trailer question
Previous thread: JJD's Winston Cup points standings 10/6
(1991 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
The 7 - Random - Trading Spaces 100GRegister and log in to post!

The W™ message board - 7 year recycle

©2001-2015 Brothers Zim
This old hunk of junk rendered your page in 0.226 seconds.