The Block – The Houses Are Derelict
Friday’s night episode was to competing to be able to choose which house to renovate, the kicker was you could only pick from the outside facade.
So the advantage Katrina and Amie had had by winning the door unlocking challenge was not that great as it sounded like at the time.
Tonight the teams got to go into the houses, and they were derelict. It looked like it was going to be Survivor mixed in with The Block. There were holes in the walls, and no bathrooms or kitchens or running water.
I did laugh when Tania said “there is lots of light” that is because there were no walls.
There may have been holes in the walls, and no toilets, however they did all have a double door stainless steel fridges in their houses.
To be honest not a lot of rooms, so part of the renovations must be extensions. Particularly for Jenna and Josh.
Each house had it’s advantages and disadvantages. I do think Jenna and Josh got a good one with the double frontage.
This episode also revealed all the sponsors. It was all laid out at the back of the houses. All teams got $75,000 in vouchers. Also the toilet and shower amentities were revealed. I didn’t get the point of making the toilets look grotty, as they were brought in rather then being an original part of the building.
Polly and Waz keep on talking how they are the team with the least renovating experience, though Polly thinks her experience with flat packs and allen keys might help. They call in a builder to help them. This confused me as their appeared to be builders everywhere. Did they want independent advice?
Katrina and Amie seemed to be surrounded by builders giving advice. Amie was a bit crestfallen when they were talked into removing the fireplace when it was one of the reasons she picked the house.
They had restrictions on what they could do over the weekend, but on Monday they could kick off at 7.00am. One thing I do like about this year is they appear not to make the contestants work, so it is all about the renovation.
Also another change to the format is challenges and the first one will be tomorrow night. I am liking The Block’s new formula it is much pacier then last year, also the contestants are all likeable at this stage. Normally I like one villain but I am not sure whether this cast will produce one.