The Block – Jessie and Larry Versus Lara and Brad
I would have loved to have seen Jessie and Larry to have gotten onto The Block. The father and daughter team were articulate and intelligent, and Larry did remind me of a younger Alan Dale.
Even there back story was compelling Jessie’s mother had died six months before in a plane crash and she would have applied to be on the show with her. Obviously it has not been a great year for Larry as he is currently between jobs as he was made redundant.
They were up against Newcastle couple Lara and Brad. Brad works in the mines and Lara is a teacher.
Neither of them really razzled with their rooms and I tend to agree with commenter Maz from yesterday’s post that all eight teams should do the rooms and then they pick the top four. As these two teams were both pretty weak.
They were both given a rug which neither team liked it. Scott Cam told Lara that it may not be very political to turn the rug over if the judges had selected it.
Lara and Brad decided to do a guest bedroom, because as you know most people have $5000 rugs in guest bedrooms…
Jessie and Larry after much vacillating decided on a lounge/study. Again both teams manage to pick the same wall colour a Whisper White. After it was painted Jessie had an episode about it and wanted to get a new type of paint her dad refusing, then after he saw what it looked like on the walls he told her to get the China White.
The highlight of the episode was Jessie sitting on a lounge looking catatonic saying “I’m so stressed, I’m so stressed” over and over.
Both of the girls were out for most of the challenge shopping, and the grunt work was left to the guys. However both girls had forgotten curtains and Scott Cam pointed out they needed to get some.
Jessie ran out to Spotlight, and Lara rigged up a sheet, which Shaynna Blaze was not very impressed by.
The judges basically were finding it hard to find something positive to say about both rooms, and the line of the night as to go to Neale Whittaker when commenting on Jessie and Larry’s room he sarcastically drawled “they managed to use ALL the colours of the rug”. There was a lot of clutter in their room.
It was no surprise that Lara and Brad won the round, however I suspect Larry was relieved as this pair would not have coped being on The Block.