The Renovators – Blacktown Fibro Team The One To Beat
Firstly I just want it on the record that I think the light blue team will win the working bee this week, as they are four weeks behind due to their delay in their development application. Thank you very much City of Sydney Council.
If I am wrong I will definitely mea culpa.
Tonight there were two interesting challenges- the first was to build a carport over the cars. The first three teams to complete it to Barry and Peter’s standards were through to go into a white room challenge. This was a nice bit of product placement for the cars manufacturer and is a perfect example of how it is now placed with the shows. (Just plugging recent research on this issue here )
Navy blue team were first to finish, followed by orange, then light blue team. Interestingly enough the light blue team had Luke and Sam building, and Jason J stood out the challenge.
The white room challenge was to design a luxury bathroom. Peter smiled when he heard of this challenge however it wasn’t a fairy tale ending for the orange team. He had a lot of tiling to do but let the two extra workers he was allowed to pick themselves. Therefore he got Natalia and Melissa. Not gun tilers.
They did not get a lot of it done, and they were behind everyone else when they came in the morning. Also mosaics do look nice but you have to grout them, and this is time consuming. Both the orange team, and the light blue team did not get this finished. I would have thought they would have thought about the limited time frame they had to finish it in.
The navy blue team, Michael and Jarrad, went for the larger tiles, so the tiling was finished, and grouted, and then they had time to work on what is their weak spot – design.
It paid off for them they ended up doing a very nice bathroom, with a gorgeous bath and chandelier. People will be divided over the TV, however I suppose they are in luxury hotel bathrooms these days. They ended up winning the prize of $15,000 of bathroom equipment.
Peter was very upset he did not get to finish his bathroom, there were aspects I liked. For example the toilet hidden behind a partition, however the partitions also made the room feel smaller.
He is clearly missing Lisa as he named it after her. Peter also knows that $15,000 worth of bathroom goods should have been his. He should also know the short cuts to make a bathroom look good, however he did not use them.
Lisa will be missed from the show as she is a personality. What does make a reality TV contestant likeable? The good thing about reality TV is the audience what some viewers don’t like others will like, so contestants normally find some sort of fan base.
Also normally I write about the manipulation of editing and how they present the contestant. In this show I feel we are getting a vignette on what the person is really like.
Maybe because there is no stand out villain this could be the reason the show is not rating as well.
I suspect if Lisa had been eliminated early she probably would not have been that well liked. However in the end her quirky personality was engaging and entertaining.
Michael is another of the contestants who is gaining a huge fan base. Don’t be surprised if he pops up in the media or on a renovation show after his time on The Renovators is done. He is an all-rounder and just gets stuck in. By the way I don’t find him a hottie, however I am sure there are a lot of girls that do. Even though there are only two in his team, they are hitting way above their age and experience.
The Blacktown fibro at this stage has got to be favourite to win, particularly now they have a pool, and a second bathroom.
Natalia is possibly the most popular of the women contestants that are left. She has both the design and the practical skills to renovate. Also she has a lovely personality.
In fact most of the contestants I like. The only ones that I don’t are Kathy, Sue and Luke as they are too bland. In fact the light blue team without Jason J would be complete dullsville. Suzanne and Melissa personalities irritate me, however as seen in previous comments on this blog they are liked by some viewers.
Who do you like and don’t like so much on the show?