November 12, 2012

What TV show does Hillary Clinton love?

"Love It or List It"...
... in which a couple who are unhappy with their current residence gets to look at new houses while a decorator rehabs their old place. The plot arc is always the same, and in a way, it’s sort of Clintonesque. The redecorators find termites or a leaky furnace; the house search goes awry. Everybody’s upset! But after a lot of hard work and the final commercial, there’s a happy ending.

31 comments:

Bob Ellison said...

Old leftist lady writing about another old leftist lady.

EMD said...

My wife loves the show. It's okay. I'm more of a DIY fan where you get to see contractors and such build and solve problems more than the real estate shows.

I've learned to hate House Hunters.

Talk about First World Problems! (even when the couples are relocating to the second or third worlds)

Maguro said...

Yes, very Clintonesque. Just substitute "semen-stained dress" and "perjury" for "termites" and "leaky furnace" and you're there.

ricpic said...

Have the Clintons ever, ya know, owned as in paid for the homes they've occupied??

SteveR said...

I think all this SOS traveling is overrated. I know we aren't suppose to care about the costs involved, but regardless.

Lem said...

Hillary is going to be 69 in 2016.

They should look for a Fla condo.

AprilApple said...

Now that we are firmly down the road to socialism - lets all sit back and see where it takes us. It will suck.
But then, at least we have tv.

edutcher said...

The Hildabeast also urges us all to tip the restroom attendant.

Noblesse oblige, y'all.

ricpic said...

Have the Clintons ever, ya know, owned as in paid for the homes they've occupied??

To ask the question is to answer it.

EMD said...

Favorite HGTV show

edutcher said...

Lem said...

Hillary is going to be 69 in 2016.

They should look for a Fla condo.


Willie: "Oooohhh, 69".

Scott said...

I'm watching "Love It or List It" right now.

HGTV shows are like old sitcoms, except that they're less challenging. Middle-class people are guided by experts through a mild dilemma, and resolve it in 30 minutes. No stress. Park your mind with the motor idling.

Scott said...

Damn, I hate rack focus.

Scott said...

Gee, I see a lot of Toronto on HGTV.

Scott said...

I need a foot massage. But my partner is in the studio. Damn.

Scott said...

We are in the era of Open Concept. If you can't see the flat panel TV in the living room while you're standing by the stove, it's evil.

Scott said...

Canadians talk funny.

Scott said...

The female lead on "Love It or List It" is named Hilary Farr. Maybe that's why Hillary Clinton digs it.

(Who does the Secretary of State kiss before she goes to bed at night?)

wyo sis said...

I watched it tonight. So-so.
Nothing to get excited about. Hillary should spend time watching the repo shows. Now there that's what's really happening in America.
Completely realistic.

Chris Althouse Cohen said...

Scott said...
The female lead on "Love It or List It" is named Hilary Farr. Maybe that's why Hillary Clinton digs it.


That's a good point. Maybe she watches the show and imagines being Hilary Farr and applying her problem solving skills to something simple and domestic. Maybe that could be "calming."

Scott said...

Well Chris, don't you dig other guys named Chris?

It's sort of like driving a particular make and model of a car, say a Subaru Legacy. You can't help noticing other Subaru Legacy cars on the road.

Or something.

But I don't want Hillary Clinton remodeling my kitchen and bathroom.

Or Barack Obama selling me a new house.

somefeller said...

Hillary Clinton probably won't run for President in 2016.

But it doesn't matter. In so many ways, we all live in the world created by the Clintons and are their spiritual children. And isn't that lovely?

Chris Althouse Cohen said...

If she does run, I think she'll win. Not sure she'll run, but she might.

mccullough said...

The Dem nominee in 2016 is going to face headwinds stiffer than McCain faced in 2008. Four more years of $1 trillion annual deficits, 15 percent U-6 unemployment and anemic economic growth will be tough to defend or differentiate yourself on. Toss in the bankruptcy of California and Illinois and it being a Dem could be toxic.

ampersand said...

I wudda thunk her fave would have been "Leave it to Beaver"

ALH said...

"But after a lot of hard work and the final commercial, there’s a happy ending."

Uh, huh, huh,huh. She said "happy ending".
(in my best Beavis & Butthead voice)

FleetUSA said...

If you think about it all the shows on HGTV are a combination of voyeur enjoyment (looking at other peoples homes), DIY, and pre-packaged set-up. By the later I mean, the ooh's and aah's and other comments are all scripted.

Ditto Storage Wars. They can't possibly be filming the real bidding and I wouldn't be surprised if some lockers are "salted" with a goody or two.

Astro said...

'Happy ending'...
Yet you never see a cigar on that show.

Astro said...

'Happy ending'...
Yet you never see a cigar on that show.

Steve Koch said...

The premise of "Love It or List it" does not make sense. If you are going to sell your house, then the mods you do are not specific to your personal tastes but are designed to make your house as easy to sell as possible and generate the best ROI. But that is not what they do on this show, instead they upgrade the house per the very specific, even idiosyncratic requirements of the sellers to try persuade the sellers not to sell. The cost effectiveness of the upgrades wrt the selling process are not considered. That is insane. Obviously in the real world you would get an estimate and very clear specification of the upgrade work before you actually consent to proceed with the upgrade. If you decide to move, you would get an entirely different proposal that was optimized to sell the house and had muuuch less to do with the specific tastes of the seller.

Another problem with the show is that Hillary is an autocratic dumb ass who does not have a clue about how to update a house in a cost effective way. Her favorite expression is "trust me". She inevitably blunders in her design and ends up giving the home owners much less than promised. She is the queen of expensive, unexpected, unnecessary problems.

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Pragmatist said...

Love Hillary and love the show. It will be interesting what she does with the White House after her and First Dude Bill move in in 2016.