The Block Is Rigged
Well the show is rigged, with Chez and Brenton winning this week, as they were the only team not to have won a room yet. There room was again one of the weakest. For someone who has done two years of interior design Chez is not that great at it. But more on that later.
Tonight it was again about constant pimping of sponsors and a lot of repetition. For example a voice over tells me that Erin and Jake had no sleep prior to the room judging. But then Scott Cam also asks them directly “So how much sleep did you get last night?”
Memo to producers your audience is not THAT stupid. Nor did we need Scott Cam to count out $100,000 to us. But for the first time I did feel sorry for the contestants as they have to fix up the outside of their flats next week, plus do the bathroom and laundry.
So the blokes had help with their decorating from Freedom, for the last room. Is that fair? The pimping of Freedom tonight took up at least five minutes of the show. The blokes were there as were Chez and Brenton in two separate segments. The winner of season one of The Block Adam Thorn now works for Freedom kitchens so we had to see that as well. I wonder if his recruitment to the job occurred because of Freedom sponsoring The Block? To be honest don’t answer that I don’t care.
Hickey, Chez’s carpenter mate, was scarred by his Kings Cross Hostel experience which could indicate he is not charging Sydney prices because if he did the Hilton would not have been out of his price range. Chez had to go around The Block and ask permission for him the sleep over. Which they all gave.
At first I didn’t get the gratutious shot of Hickey having a shower, (not that I had a problem with that) but then when the water wasn’t draining I finally got there was renovation issue.
If their tiler was so bad why didn’t they just expose who it was. I noted he was pixelated, but I wonder if he signed a release form. Also if he is such a bad tradesman name and shame him or are they working up a bad The Block tradesman story on A Current Affair?
Tonight was the master bedroom and the judges liked Neisha’s and John neutral palate they are doing throughout the house. I would not be surprised if this pays off on auction day.
The blokes master bedroom was a bit blokey, and the judges thought it felt like a hotel room.
Erin and Jake’s room was lovely execpt for the zebra stripes. Unfortunately because of Erin’s grandfather dying they lost time, and their floors were dirty and their linen was not ironed.
Chez and Brenton’s room was not my style. A black duvet cover, a TV that was nearly touching the ceiling. But the judges were gushing over it. I would have liked to have known what they really thought.
The winner was Chez and Brenton which indicates the show is rigged, as they had been the only couple not to win a room yet.
By the way Chez might be extremely irritating but she is getting the most screen time, and I suspect she will be the only on from this series we will remember.