Guest Post: House Rules Recap – Qld House Reveal
Fans of the show will be pleased there looks like there is going to be a season two of House Rules – go here to apply.
Queensland’s house certainly got razzled up! Thankfully Annajjj has written another great recap on what they thought. Over to Annajjj:
Reveal day in QLD and given where we left off last time it is extremely doubtful that anyone will complete their zones in the few hours left to them. However, this is not real life, it is television world and with a bit of careful editing things will probably be ok for most of the contestants.
We start with a quick recap confirming Plinth was the water flooding culprit even though a. no one has any proof of this b. Plinth himself doesn’t remember doing it and c. there are about 30 other people banging around on site so chances are he didn’t. Plinth’s motto: Always take one for the team, even if it’s not your team.
8 hours to go.
Several of the teams stop work to tell camera that they are here because they want/deserve to win and then the tilers have good news for Barry Jnr so he stops scowling and cancels the hit on Plinth.
Over to Seamy who are really hoping everyone has followed the conflicting, confusing rules. Oh you can bet on it.
Chris painting fretwork and it is clearly annoying the hell out of him. Everyone is determined they will be one of the two teams who don’t finish and at this stage I’m betting Team Plinth and Leighton & Reese.
Jemma tells Michelle she really likes the kitchen but tells the camera guy she really doesn’t. Michelle, on the other hand, knows her house is up next so she can’t afford to play the hypocritical flattery game and let Jane think she actually likes bright green feature walls. Meanwhile Kel announces that he has learnt not to doubt himself. It’s that kind of delusional confidence that will get you far Kel. Jemma and Barry wander around the other areas with the camera man giving him their expert and scathing opinions.
Jane and Plinth’s TV gets mounted too high and off centre on the bright green wall.
Leighton’s taps are wrong and so is the continuity editing because last week we saw him send Reece out for taps before calling her to say he had fixed the issue and this is footage of him fixing the issue.
Time is running out and teams are freaking out. Jane is helping out by prepping the wall that Plinth has already done. He points this out to her but for some reason, known only to herself, she keeps going. Communication she tells Plinth rolling her eyes but it goes both ways Jane.
Why do the pantry doors have Principal written on them? Did we order Positive and someone misspelled? There are a few more shots of everyone apparently being about 10% finished with only 2 hours to go.
Plinth carts all the heavy weights into the gym room. Jane tries to carry a rubber mat and fails. She gives up because frankly she shouldn’t be expected to work this hard and Plinth rushes in to take over. Meanwhile Michelle wants her clock trimmed to fit the kitchen space and Kel tells her not to be a stubborn arse.
1 hour to go and Jo turns up. Leighton’s tilers are still going, Nick’s handrail isn’t done, Michelle yells for Kel to finish the dining table, Jemma checks her hair in the mirror. Jo moves around getting in everyone’s way and loudly counting down.
Ok can we PLEASE extend the time? Even an extra ten minutes? I’m not sure my heart can handle this stress.
And that’s it. Walk away from your rooms Jo tells them which just sounds awkward. The boys and Leighton and Carly didn’t finish their zones.
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Judging time and Lanky Joe and Is-she-pregnant-or-not Wendy show up. They barely notice the front door but they’ve obviously heard about the kitchen so they head straight there. We get our first look at the completed kitchen and once again it is clear moderation and Michelle are not friends. Big Ben hangs on the bright silver wall and there are stainless steel and chrome fittings everywhere. But it actually works somehow and the judges simply love it. They also think the deck is neat.
Into the living room and the TV is too high and the bright green elephant in the room is too green. Gym room is good, laundry is deemed daggy.
Master bedroom looks good but as we know, Barry and Jemma like everyone to be able to see in and out of a bedroom so there are no door coverings to block a great view of the street. There goes your sex life Seamy. Shame. Ensuite looks good to me and the judges agree.
Bathroom is not finished but let’s look at the styling says Wendy. Fantastic bridging Joe says and Wendy subtly corrects him, yes the capping is beautiful. You know nothing Joe Snow. Study is great. The judges sit down for a bit and we get long loving shots of Joe’s perfectly jooshed hair.
Back to the front door and it is missing the point judges say. Everyone but Nick and Chris agrees. Guest room styling doesn’t fit with the rest of the house. Overall the judges are happy. You can really see the blood, sweat and tears here says Wendy happily and ugh.
Back at home base everyone is nervous about the judging this week apart from Chris who is delusional.
Team Plinth: Horrible green elephant feature wall, excellent gym slats, 6 and 6
Greek boys: Liked the spare room chair, front door belongs on the Parthenon 5 and 4
Leighton and Reese: study was brilliant, scores of 8 and 8 which is amazing for an unfinished bathroom complete with a filthy bathtub.
Jemma and Barry: Loved everything, dammit, scores 9 and 9
Michelle and Kel: Judges were impressed with the kitchen and they get 10! Wow and 10 again! Awesome score and great job. Kel is in total shock.
Coming up the bit Australia has been waiting for – two people get a whole house makeover and actually appreciate it. But first, 30 minutes of ads.
Back again and now Seamy arrive and, horrible unflattering pants, then we see them see the house and they are totally spun out by the big door. Save some excitement for inside gice.
Inside the house they love the bedroom but the ensuite has a few disappointments. Into the study and they get very excited, it’s starting to get exhausting to watch. Into the boy’s zone and Seamy like the big door and Amy has a neck tatt which I’ve never noticed before. Finish outside is a bit poor but they like the guest room. Now into the kitchen and they really love it, squeal in excitement but they haven’t turned around and seen the lounge feature wall yet.
Surprisingly they seem ok about the green wall and then they head downstairs and get stupidly excited again by the gym. Then a boy laundry! A real boy laundry! cries Pinocchio Amy.
Another ad break and then Seamy arrive at home base and they are as sweet as ever and actually thank the other teams for their efforts which is probably a first in this series so far.
J&P: Seamy love it all but only 7
J&B: – 6 because they noticed crap the judges missed.
L&R: Score of 5 and this is much harsher scoring than I was expecting from Australia’s Sweethearts.
M&K: Seamy absolutely love the kitchen and score M&K an 8 which makes them the top scorers but no advantage as it is their house next.
Boys: Seamy love the front door and guest room but only 6 so sadly it appears our lovable couple are playing the game after all.
Did we miss the bit where the boys get sent camping? Or are viewers just supposed to assume that.
Off to Sydney next and we are told it is Termite Town and there are a few surprises including Chester and a petrified rat. We get a quick preview of the reveal and it appears Kel and Michelle inherit Seamy’s front door. And is their daughter missing a front tooth?
Shock news. At the end of this round someone will be eliminated which seems a bit of a shame. It better not be Jane and Plinth or I’ll be out of material. It will be interesting to see if Kel and Michelle give out a few 2’s and 3’s to level the playing field but there is at least one 10 in there so maybe not. Bring on the NSW reno.