Why I’m Not a Fan of DIY Network

by BobVicars

I know a lot of people out there love the shows on this network but lately I have seen a trend on this network that just really bugs me to no end.

It seems every time I turn on the DIY network I see a new show consisting of realtors who think their contractors. Then you find out that they are really a bunch of house flippers with real-estate license. They are looking to make a quick buck buy cutting corners and using cheap material. They use words like “Bling”, “Pop”, “Open Concepts” and “Dated”. This is how you know what their about by some of these things and a few more

TCL 32S3800 32-Inch 720p Roku Smart LED TV (2015 Model)

TCL, one of the world's best-selling TV brands, and Roku, America's most popular streaming service have come together to bring the latest in technology and design. We've simplif...

View on Amazon

Avera 32AER10N 32-Inch 720p LED TV

Enjoy an exceptional picture and sound quality with this full 32'' HD D-LED TV, which features a faster processer, providing high-quality picture and enhanced performance. Its l...

View on Amazon

Samsung UN55KU6300 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV (2016 Model)

Enjoy 4K Ultra HD resolution and High Dynamic Range (HDR) content that delivers greater clarity with Micro Dimming Pro and a fuller spectrum of color with Wide Color Enhancer. A...

View on Amazon

Samsung UN40J5200 40-Inch 1080p Smart LED TV (2015 Model)

Enjoy a viewing experience that is 2X the clarity of standard HD TVs. Enjoy a clear moving picture resolution at Motion Rate 60 with amazing refresh rate, processing speed and b...

View on Amazon

How I long for the days of real contractor shows like Home Time and This Old House on this network but, they have it made on PBS. I don’t think they would cheapen themselves by leaving PBS. It seems that anyone that has a pleasant look about them and can swing a hammer has a show on DIY. They have a full crew helping them out or, they hire a real contractor to do the real work. As usual these people get left out of the lime light. There might be a quick camera pan or name tag underline for a quick second on the real contractors there (exp. John Doe, carpenter). They even go as far as putting a bunch of 90’s has been(s) on there (Darrell Hall, Vanilla Ice,).

They never show any of the real problems or anything getting inspected. Although I’m sure it is getting inspected however, they never show if it fails or not and what they had to do to rectify the problem. Then when the job is complete they stand there and say “look at what I did”. In reality all they did was stand in front of the camera and ran their mouth for a half hour while other people did the real work.

I guess what’s really bothering me about the network is that it’s called DIY network but they don’t educate anyone to do it yourself. The least they could do is start a show that actually teaches you to do something in your home. I know some people like the way the network is but, I feel that they need to change their format and start teaching people to do some real DIY projects.  As an avid do it yourselfer I’m very passionate about home projects and wish to see this network change for the better. Then maybe people will learn something and be a better person for it.

Updated: 04/27/2015, BobVicars
 
Thank you! Would you like to post a comment now?
0

Comments


   Login

You might also like

Australia's Got Talent 2011

Australia's Got Talent is a reality show that showcases Australian talent of ...


Disclosure: This page generates income for authors based on affiliate relationships with our partners, including Amazon, Google and others.
Loading ...
Error!