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  1. This bugged me so much, especially since the space above the kitchen would have been great for one of their specialties: the second-floor living space! Since the living room is usually so tiny in these houses, the living space on the second floor always feels like a must-have. By the end of the episode, I decided that it was just prohibitively expensive to convert that space (filing revised plans, reframing/supporting, maybe tearing out work that was already completed, buying additional materials) and they decided to put a brave face on it by hyping up the catwalk feature.
  2. Scott’s reply just made me laugh, so I thought I’d share his post here. 😆 (Yes, that ceiling is very taste-specific, buddy!) https://www.facebook.com/100044468948037/posts/366934698132159/
  3. I started wondering the same thing a few minutes after he showed up in the episode! My alternate theory is that he’s actually the Timekeepers. Either way, I feel like there’s more to be revealed about his character. 🤔
  4. When I read this article, I didn’t imagine she would actually be on the show, so I was quite surprised when she showed up in last night’s episode! It was rather bittersweet seeing her so excited about the house and knowing the hurdles she would face in trying to buy it. It’s also easily my favorite of the houses they’ve done, and if designing for a client actually makes Keith practice some restraint, then I’m all for it. (Total coincidence, but I had just been thinking at the beginning of the episode that I was surprised they weren’t being approached by buyers who were looking to buy and reno
  5. What really pains me is when there is an existing coat closet that gets demo'd or converted into something else! 😭 Some of these houses have a side/back door with a mudroom/space, so I guess it works in those cases.
  6. @Jacks-Son, I agree with @saoirse that the title is a reference to the Lotus Eaters from the Odyssey, but I don't think that it is supposed to explain anything about the substance that Roxxon has been drilling. The lotus flower has a couple of symbolic meanings, but the phrase "Lotus Eaters" is exclusively a reference to someone who is on a journey/quest and faces the temptation to abandon it by giving up their burdens/memories (similar to the peach-induced ballroom illusion in "Labyrinth"). So the title itself is a reference to the temptation that Tandy faces to abandon their mission for th
  7. This reminds me of how one of the guys behind Leverage (can’t remember if it was Dean or John) tweeted that the plots and storylines that TNT dismissed as too far-fetched couldn’t hold a candle to the schemes that keep getting uncovered nowadays.
  8. Mina explained it to Karen during the episode. As I recall, the structural changes that they made required support posts that needed to be stronger than the decorative columns. I remember the convo because I was hoping that they would find somewhere else in the house to put the columns and was disappointed when they didn’t. In terms of their restorations, I think M&K are in a tough spot. They are working with houses that are in terrible condition and trying to sell them at enough of a profit to keep the business going. Even if they wanted to restore most or all of the period de
  9. @mojito, @RedRockRosie, I’m glad it’s not just me seeing it! This is so weird. Did they, like, lose new footage that they were planning to use and decide that mixing in some old stuff would be an acceptable way to stretch things out? I’d honestly prefer that they just have a shorter season of new stuff and then go back to reruns.
  10. @SpiritSong, when Rachel said he was coming up, I spent the commercial break mentally preparing myself. At one point, he was lifting both arms in a strange hulking movement that left me utterly perplexed. @attica, I agree that tonight’s show had a surprisingly hopeful tone that I quite appreciated. I spent the day reading about the CA FACT ruling and was depending on TRMS to get me up to speed on the travel ban ruling, which she did in spectacular fashion. I’m seriously considering adding Sotomayor’s dissent to my AP English course in the fall.
  11. I think Roxxon is a thread that runs through the whole MCU: movies, Netflix shows, and ABC shows. (I haven’t watched Runaways yet.) It’s importance has varied from major storyline to Easter-egg-type reference, but it’s there. [I got curious, so here’s a more thorough discussion. Just scroll down to “In Other Media: Marvel Cinematic Universe.”] Other than Roxxon, I haven’t noticed any direct connections.
  12. I think Chris now has two podcasts, one that is an audio recording of the show (which all of the hosts have) and one that digs deeper into one of the topics that he is currently covering. Since both are directly related to the show itself, I don't begrudge him the promo time the way I would if it were a book. Even with the books, I'm like, "Hey, if you've got the platform, have at it." Now, what really bugs me is when they go onto another show to do a segment that is a glorified infomercial for their book. Especially if it's someone whom I dislike enough to avoid their show altogether (*si
  13. Some thoughts on @friendperidot's musings: 1. I'm in DC, where I don't think moving houses is a thing. However, they've had two spinoffs (Louisiana and Alaska), so I'm guessing it's a thing in places where people buy land without property on it. idk The Snow family has three four generations of house moving/flipping (Paige/Melinda/Kendal/[Sister #4]; Donna/Tony/Gary; H.D.; and maybe H.D.'s daddy?), so it's been a thing for at least that long. 2. I'm fairly certain that most of the attendees for both auctions (pre- and post-renovation) are recruits, passerby, etc. 3. In previou
  14. I’m usually Team Drew as well, and for the same reason. I watched the first episode pretty soon after it aired and I’m pretty sure the caption said that the living wall cost $12,000. I still haven’t recovered. I get a bit angry every time they show Jonathan’s living room. I found it interesting that there was some discussion of the view from Jonathan’s master, but almost no discussion of the fact that Drew’s was a walkout (except the switching out of the slider). If there’s a little patio or sitting area off of the master, it seems like that would be a selling point. I only enjoy the
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