The Block – The First Room Goes To Josh and Jenna
The things I am loving about The Block this year, is that it is all about the renovations. Last year they sent the couples to work five days a week, so they then had to do everything at night and were very fatigued. And pity the poor clients or bosses that were paying them to under perform for two months.
But now the teams are just able to get on with the job, and by adding in a few challenges this keeps the pace of the show going.
Also I like Scott Cam in the bit more hands on role he is doing this year. Giving advice is his strong point rather than the straight to camera role. However he gets brownie points deducted for calling Jenna a “good sort” in an episode last week.
For example when Josh and Jenna realised they had a dropped floor issue, Scott came in a sorted it out with the site manager.
Now the rooms:
Katrina and Amies looked lovely but was impractical their bed went from wall to wall, anyone over 70 kgs would have to crawl up the bed.
I thought Polly was being deluded when she thought the judges wouldn’t notice the chair under the desk doesn’t fit. Helloooo the producers will tip them off to check it.
Josh and Jenna’s room was the first to be judges. Neale Whittaker said the design was better than the execution. Both judges were not keen on the antique bed as they thought the room had a more modern feel.
Jenna was nervous because their style was so unique. What retro?
The judges thought Polly and Waz’s room was disappointing and underwhelming and it was. They picked up on the chair not fitting under the desk, and they also thought they should have painted the fireplace, as Shelly Craft suggested last week.
John McGrath thought the Rod and Tania’s room had a bit of a Kath and Kim feel. I must say I was not sure of the brown shag pile carpet either.
Katrina and Amie’s room was given some very positive feedback regarding their design. I thought the judges were just nit picking about the dust on the exposed bricks, and the heaviness of the curtains.
Jenna and Josh’s room scored 7 1/2 out of 10 for design, they got 6/10 and they won the week to receive $5000.
Polly and Waz room was called bland, and they didn’t know what it was going to be. The only compliment they got was for their cushions. They got a confidence busting 4/10 for design and 5/10 for execution.
Katrina and Amie got 7/10 for design got 6/10 for execution which meant they were only 1/2 a point behind.
Rod and Tania was said it was cosy and functional but overdesigned. They got 5/10 for design. They got 6/10 for execution for a total of 11.
Tuesday night The Block turns into Bargain Hunt.