In this advanced age of satellite TV, and the 200+ channels available at my house; it seems kinda funny that the television show I look the most forward to is This Old House on the greatness that is PBS. I love to see the insides of people’s homes get renovated. I have absolutely no carpentry, plumbing, landscaping, or electrical skills, but there is something about this show that makes me feel like I could do anything if Tom Silva was helping me.
I’ve seen other home repair shows on TLC, A&E, etc…, but they are all so feminine. TOH is the most masculine home repair show on television. All the workers have beer bellies, there are no women on site, and most of them still talk to the camera’s like they’re annoyed by their presence.
And do you think that when Bob Vila started TOH 20 years ago, that he ever thought we would one day watch the crews progress from live web cams? I think not!