My confession begins I was stuck in a hotel room in Albany, NY, and with nothing else to do, I turned on the TV, channel flipping, until, by accident, I landed on House Hunters.
Next thing I knew I was addicted to the entire network.
I think what has startled me most about this obsession is that a number of my friends, all professional educated women with actual lives, watch HGTV also. Our eyes get all glinty and alive as we analyze the differences between Love It Or List It and Love It Or List It Two, and whether the Flip Or Flop people have any idea what they're doing, the entertainment value of Flip It To Win It vs. the educational value of House Hunters International (I may never get over the house hunting on Easter Island episode). And I'll leave it to your imagination how excited one of my friends got when she cried, "I love the Property Brothers!" right in front of her husband.
I take great comfort in the fact Hillary Clinton favors Love It Or List It, but I figure that's mostly because it features a strong willed woman named Hillary who deals with demanding fools and ridiculously low budgets, and almost invariably triumphs in the end.
But maybe she just likes the decorating. Maybe she's big on open floor plans and stainless steel appliances and soaking tubs. Maybe if she gets elected, she can get Bill to work with the Fixer Upper couple to turn the White House into a real charmer.
I know if they turn that into an HGTV series, I'll watch every episode!