"A Very Brady Renovation" on HGTV

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  1. Jim_TV

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    You might try watching in regular speed with sound so you can see the second story being planned and built. I was very impressed with the level of detail they put into it.
     
  2. Anotherpyr

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    What’s interesting is how it never really occurred to me that the set didn’t match the house. From the lack of a second story to no external chimneys for the fireplaces and a roof that made Greg’s attic bedroom impossible.
     
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  3. mattack

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    I totally understood all of it in quickmode when I watched the rest of the ep I recorded again. Most documentary/reality/etc. shows are really dull at regular speed _even if I like the concept_. They just never get to the interesting bits quick enough. (I listen to all podcasts sped up too.)
     
  4. Jim_TV

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    Seems like an utter waste of time to watch like that, no matter how many minutes you save. At least that's my opinion. Reminds me of years ago when people on this very forum proudly fast forwarded through the "boring" psychiatrist scenes on The Sopranos and then had to post in the episode threads because they didn't understand basic things about what was going on in the series.
     
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  5. NorthAlabama

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    i'll admit, watching this series has only reinforced why i have little patience for hgtv series - once they repeat the same line 4 or 5 times, 1 or 2 weeks in a row, i'm ready to dump the 1p - i have a short fuse while watching filler, even if it's only for a few seconds each week.
     
  6. Anotherpyr

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    Isn’t that the Discovery network standard operating procedure? I’ve never seen a series they’ve produced that didn’t take 2 hours of content and turn it into 8 hours.
     
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  7. sharkster

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    Watching E02 yesterday, I realized for the first time that I really like Susan. I've never really seen much of her just being herself until now. She reminds me of me.

    I'm surprised that this has continued to be a fun watch.
     
  8. pdhenry

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    I felt as though there was more "Ehh... Close enough" this time around than with the living room, but I'm still enjoying the process and the outcome.
     
  9. dbranco

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    Agree, but figured it’s because the fans would be most familiar with the entrance, steps, and main living area. I can’t really remember small details of the other rooms in the house.
     
  10. sharkster

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    I also like how there are people around the country donating items that they have owned, to contribute to the house.

    I don't know anything, so I wonder if they are planning tours for this house or something. It doesn't seem like that would be compatible with zoning but my first thought was having people tour through the house and steal things that aren't nailed down.
     
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  11. PJO1966

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    People are going to be able to spend the night. I was wondering if the donated items would remain for that.
     
  12. mattack

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    It's not a waste of time, it's SAVING time, and it's "more entertainment per minute". I watched ep 2 entirely in quickmode, and had to skip back only once or twice to hear something.

    like I said, it's just like listening to podcasts at 2x.

    Do you watch the red zone channel or whatever it's called? I've never seen it, but isn't it essentially all the 'fluff' cut out of football games?
     
  13. Jim_TV

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    Is it really worth saving time if you miss key moments of the episode and end up confused as to who the characters are or what their motivations are in case of a drama? The example above is all too common, thinking there was no second story added to the Brady house because it was fast forwarded through. Must have been super duper fast forward while looking at a phone or something to miss something they spent so much time on.
     
  14. mattack

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    I do not do this on scripted dramatic shows/sitcoms -- except SNL (though I most of a few YEARS of SNL recorded unwatched). (IF I *could* stand to do it on scripted shows, I would.. heck, if I could go up like 1% at a time, I'd probably get used to it faster.) (I do it on e.g. daily show, but that's not the kind of show I mean.)

    I've said it many times.. I do it on reality, game, talk shows, etc.. and actually it made me plow through over a season of America's Got Talent _so far_ because I didn't want to FF through the non-performance portions, BUT they seemed like such a waste of time. (in my entertainment value/time comparison) Now I can watch those sections at 1.9x AND GET ALL OF THE USEFUL INFO (very very very rarely have to skip back one 8 second skipback, since CCs are still working at that speed).. and watch the actual performances at normal speed (1x).

    (Though American Ninja Warrior, I watch the ENTIRE show at 1.5x.. so I really do vary the speed based on the content.)
     
  15. sushikitten

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    I just started watching. My initial thought was to skip to the end and just watch the reveal...but I got sucked in.
     
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  18. sushikitten

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    I watched another episode and my kids happened to be in the room.

    Now we're watching The Brady Bunch from the beginning.
     
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    A Very Brady Renovation: Holiday Edition - Dec 16 - HGTV
     

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