April 12, 2017

Little known fact: I watch Fixer Upper on HGTV.*

Yes, Chip and Joanna Gaines are a bit too perky, and their renovations look a little too similar from one home to the next – tear out the walls and make everything light and bright. And, where do their clients come up with so much money to spend?

On the other hand, some of the transformations are exciting.

Given this context, it was with enthusiasm over the last couple of months that I noticed promos for the new HGTV show Home Town creeping into the commercial breaks I zipped through when watching Fixer Upper.

The premise of the new show is built around the two hosts getting other young couples to return and participate in the revitalization of their hometown.

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