The stage is set for best season so far as Nine does its Block
THE way I remember it, elimination week last year on The Block took place in shipping containers. As did Jamie Durie’s renovation show, which, as it happened, also eliminated Jamie. From television.
Nobody’s making that mistake again. The Block producers have decided to get the couples to work on an actual house this year— a room each — and weed them out from there. It’s self-weeding really, the judges don’t have to do anything. There’s not a tremendous amount of talent here. For instance, one girl has to saw some wood, and she explains how her arm doesn’t get that much of a workout normally ‘‘ unless straightening my hair’’.
Another guy Googles how to paint. See what I mean? But they’re not entirely without a clue either.
You just wouldn’t necessarily be wanting to buy one of their houses at the end of the series. This is the hit of the year. If you thought My Kitchen Rules was fun and drama, it wasn’t.
Not when you see this. My Kitchen Rules will seem uptight and sedate by comparison. I can’t remember from one year to the next what any
I’m of the others were like but I feel as if this series of The Block is the best so far.
I’ve already picked my winning couple and I think they can do it. I’ll tell you next week when the four have been decided and you can get on to Tomwaterhouse and we’ll get a thing going.
And by then you might have come up with an explanation for how, with all the shops in Melbourne, the couples wind up at the same flooring place.
The same furniture store. The same paint store. (With the same paint colour even.) Australia’s best shopping city, as Scott Cam puts it, and this happens. It’s an amazing coincidence.
Still, it’s good to know that even if Mitre 10 is closed, any of us can just walk out the back to the roller door and get them to remix some paint for us and they will.
New on The Block: Dani and