Guest Post: House Rules And The Block Both Have Drama Beaten Up
Guest post Annajjj has been on fire this week with the recaps thanks again:
For some reason Home and Away runs for an hour tonight so we get to see all of The Block before switching to House Rules (except for those of us who choose to stick around to watch Shelly Croft presenting Unlocked: Everything. We. Have. Already. Seen. This. Week. Presented. In. A. Really. Annoying. Way.)
The Block has moved from Steamroom-gate to Fluffyroller-gate and it’s no less tedious. Quick Block recap:
Preview of Trixie shrieking at a twin. Note: This is not the last time we will see this.
Foreman Keith reckons young Jarrod’s wall is rough as guts and he’d know. Keith is good for controversy but he’s clearly spoiling for a fight and also confident none of the Blockheads will dare challenge him. Keith is an OHS officer/security guard/crossing patrol rolled into one self-important tosser.
Preview of Trixie shrieking at a twin.
Level 1 and a twin (they’ve stopped using little captions for these girls so I have no idea which one) wants the option of sitting down in the steam room. That’s a good idea, better make sure Level 5 doesn’t steal it.
Back to Level 4 and Jarrod has brought in a professional to undermine Keith. Keith turns incandescent with rage and spontaneously self-combusts and we never have to see him again.
Fluffyroller-gate starts with the twin realising Trixie has given her the crappier of the two purchased rollers. She storms upstairs to confront her. Are we finally getting……nope.
Preview of Trixie shrieking at a twin.
Back from the break and surely now we get to see the actual……Ctrl V: Preview of Trixie shrieking at a twin.
I’m going out on a limb here and predicting The Block Unlocked will contain at least one Preview of Trixie shrieking at a twin.
After the next break we get the actual altercation which includes the insane Flipper laughing that Trixie is (in)famous for. And we end with a promise to return to Steamroom-gate. Seriously? Did we get to see any actual reno this episode? No. No we did not.
Over to 7 now where we’re warned that teams are sliding out of control and the producers have missed a golden opportunity by not having Kenny Loggin’s Danger Zone as the theme music.
Michelle starts us off with a classy ‘up ya bum’ hurled at hubby Kel and then we are reminded that Seamy are camping in the backyard. Despite the Tasmanian’s vigorously defending their State on Facebook this place looks bloody cold. Seamy are determined not to come last and other than Sean briefly getting his foot trapped in a doorway they seem to be under control this morning.
Jemma and Barry Jnr don’t like bright annoying colours in their own home but have no qualms about installing a retina burning orange splashback in Jane’s laundry.
Nick has a bit of an issue with Barry. His voice is… his voice is just a projectile annoying….voice he tells Kel who tells him he’s ok really. Kel is having such a good day. He loves Sean, loves Amy, loves Barry Jnr, loves everyone. He’s a happy chappy.
A few people are still struggling with the Danish design concept. Chris thinks it is a Mediterranean/Scandinavian thing. Yep somewhere nowhere near there.
Producers have a quick word with Jane and Plinth. Look no one’s really getting the Danish/family friendly/edgy/art deco/eco thing. Can you give us a bit of clarity? Seems it’s a bleached out concept, pretty easy really. Not mainstream, more like polished bohemian but not too arty, we don’t like macramé and not too schmick or all the wittiness will be lost.
Jemma has found an art deco door. Well the clever saleswoman says it’s sort of art deco so you know – SOLD. The good thing about having four different style rules is you can pretty much buy anything and say it fits the criterion. To prove this Leighton and Reese have bought a bamboo bench top, Leighton having reversed his earlier position on bamboo, and they tell us this is going to look very Danish. Michelle comes across an art deco mirror and the boys are installing a…wait for it….Danish art deco ceiling rose. Retailers in Tasmania are having a field day with this lot.
Kel changes the bookshelf design. Michelle comes back to inspect Kel’s work and we all hold our collective breath for the verdict……she loves it. Massive sigh of relief.
Budgets are blowing out so Jemma and Barry Jnr go to return their laundry door and get a cheaper one but the store refuses to take it back. Later Barry does a Keith and gets the store to agree to refund the price of the door even though it has been damaged.
McCrave-Burger is advising Seamy on the little girl’s room. She says 9 turns to 10, 12 and 14 pretty quickly because they skip odd numbers in Tasmania.
Leighton tells Reese the lounge she chose, ordered and is very happy with, is suddenly wrong. Reese gets stressed out because that’s just what she does according to Leighton. Nothing to do with you then.
New morning and unlike yesterday, Kel’s day is turning very bad. First he discovers the doors in his hallway are different heights due to the unevenness of the house and who could have predicted that, then he gets (politely) shut down by his mate Sean when he gets a bit blustery and then he gets smacked with this gem: “Remember when we had to sell your motorbike to pay the bills?” Is Michelle conspiring to make Kel cry? Finally he goes to hang the short supply wallpaper and tears his first sheet.
Kel is now broken.
Jemma delights in teasing Nick who is, let’s face it, a pretty easy target. She threatens to go mad with the orange paint when they do his house. Nick has other problems too. He locks the front so he can finish his entrance floor and people are trying to purposely annoy him by continuously knocking on the door. A sign might have averted that you know.
Leighton baffles with waffle. And annoys everyone by farting all over them.
Amy is doing a Jackson Pollock on an old ladder, as she obviously hasn’t read the online comments about Matt and Kim’s panic room, and thinks this will fit the ‘edgy’ brief.
Time is running out and the teams are getting frazzled and start yelling at each other. The pressure is on and as usual no one thinks they will be finished in time. We get a preview of Jane and Plinth discussing the family room and it looks like they won’t all fit in there. Is it wrong that I’m now looking forward to a Leighton smack down? House reveals next week.