This is the first season I'm watching Christina and Tarek together. I watched his 'Master Class' series which he did solo towards the end of 2020, and enjoyed it for the most part. He hosting with his ex-wife is horrible, at best. She offers nothing but her shiny veneers and such insight as 'Ohmygod!', 'Ohwow!', 'Yuck', and of course, 'Ilovethistile'. I have a feeling she is there solely to attract the straight male viewers, as Tarek is there mainly for the gay male viewers and the women.
Other things I've noticed about the show which doesn't make too much sense:
Since they remodel every single home with the exact same tiles for bathrooms and backsplashes, wouldn't it make most sense if they went directly to the manufacturer and buy in bulk, in which they could then store it and use as each project comes up? It would be more cost effective then what they are doing now (going through retailers with big showrooms, which they are paying for by the prices they charge to people like these two). Same with the marble countertops, the interior paint, and the exterior paint. Just buy it all in bulk and they'd save a fortune*.
Every home they buy has 'surprises' in store - leaky roofs, leaky walls, cracked foundations, faulty wiring, illegal construction, etc. Do these homes not get inspected before they buy them? In my state (RI) both the buyer needs to have a complete home inspection done before purchasing a home. The price is then negotiated depending on who agrees to take care of the problems - the seller or buyer. A home inspection will always prevent the 'surprises' which arise, so the buyer knows how much money will be needed to fix the problems before they invest.
Aside from the insepction, the seller also signs a 'disclosure statement' acknowledging the condition of the home, and any problems which did not show up in the inspection (for example, a rodent problem every winter). And in the case where there are surprises within the first year or so, the buyer can sue the seller for not revealing the problems in the disclosure. Oftentimes, the realtor for the seller is included in the lawsuit.
These two make it look like they're going to the toy store and buying a doll house to fix up. It's very misleading.
*Actually, HGTV the supplies for free as promo items, no doubt.