DIANNE BUTLER OUT OF THE BOX
IHOPE you hadn’t made friends with that couple from wherever. That’s always the annoying thing on these shows — you make friends, then they’re gone. liked so-and-so and her boyfriend/husband, based on our brief encounter when they were shopping for flatpacks that are destined never to fit together.
I loved that line from that girl during the first episode as she was watching Jenna and Josh in their audition demountable, saying she’s so nervous. ‘‘ They’ve got all this quality furniture coming in and we’re still building our Ikea stuff.’’
Ikea can’t buy that kind of advertising.
Call me suspicious, but could any more contestants have left their paint behind at Mitre10? Requiring Mitre10 to be mentioned in a sentence again? And another trip back to Mitre10? I had major, major concerns about how this past week was going to go.
I couldn’t understand why they weren’t going straight into those boxes in Richmond, as opposed to the ones they’d had pre-built in a warehouse nearby.
What a strange idea. Four days of elimination challenges, shedding half the teams on the way? Risky. And pointless.
Isn’t there enough work in those dumps to get a five-
Chip off the old block: Josh. nights-a-week series out of them? Looking at them tonight, you’d have to say yes, and more.
The four remaining teams arrive on the scene and all they can say is ‘‘ run-down’’ like it’s their meditation mantra.
They’ve just emerged from a slightly bizarre race to see who gets first pick, it reminds me of one of those Saw horror movies, where the victims are trapped and toyed with to the point where they’re ready to lie down and die.
In the end the winning pair can’t go inside anyway, they have to choose their house from the footpath.
What about the electricals? What if there are no proper bathroom facilities? And this is just the start of it. The Block Channel 9, 7pm