Over the past couple of years I've stopped watching HGTV though I used to love it. Over time I would try to find some of my favorite shows or HGTV personalities but they weren't there. I used to love watching Joan Steffend, Kitty Bartholomew, Erica Glasener, Rebecca Kolls, Susie Coelho and Paul James...where are all these great show hosts now?
At night (when I win the channel changer) I flip through the channels and usually skip HGTV because whatever is on the air is a show about buying real estate, internationally. While I wish I were hunting for a house in a sunny and warm international location, generally I skip such programming because unless I win the lottery or come into some kind of incredible inheritance that I'm not expecting, I'm cozied into my lovely little home in Georgia. But mentioning this makes me wonder why house hunting is airing almost every night? Last I heard, the housing market in the U.S. is near flat. Wishful thinking maybe?
Occasionally I flip and find Curb Appeal: The Block. That's a show I really like and as a matter of fact, Chip Wade has been over to help me with some small details on the exterior of my house (read more about his visit here). He's very helpful and very affordable!
Today, while home for snow day number 2, there was one show airing that was worth watching and I saw an ad for Candice Olson but over all it look liked the "G" (gardening) in the channel name may no longer be airing and sadly, a lot of great programming is no longer on the air. Now I know why my tv viewing is limited to 2 or 3 channels.
Have blogs replaced some of these terrific shows? I have to admit that I enjoy many of the blogs I read and they are far more entertaining that shopping for real estate! In fact, bloggers send you emails and are much more interactive than a tv show. Do you still watch HGTV? If so I'm just curious what are your favorite shows? I would love to hear your comments.