Quick Synopsis: Two Rooms, Two Days, and $1000.
Long Synopsis: A divorced couple with a son, one remarried and one not, trade bedrooms. The woman and her new husband are teamed up with Doug Wilson and the guy and his brother are teamed up with Hildi Santo-Tomas. Hildi’s idea consists of lots of hammering to put up about 1500 circles on the wall. Doug gives the guy’s room a steakhouse look. They both finish on time and under budget, even though the guy tried to sneak over and get a peek at his place. Paige caught him and sent him on his way. Both seemed to like there new rooms, especially the guy, as his waterbed was kept as part of the new design.
Review: The ninth season of Trading Spaces returns to the format that made it a hit at the beginning of this decade. That includes the return of host Paige Davis. But, it isn’t exactly the same, as they have added a twist. Now instead of friends and neighbors trading spaces, we get exes, rivals and opposites.
What does that mean? Well, in this episode it means that an ex-wife and ex-husband will be redoing each other’s bedroom. In up coming episodes they will have rival cheerleaders, a mother and daughter-in-law, a boss and employee, etc. It adds an interesting tweak that will probably end up with the designers getting away with a lot more, for the most part, with less argument from the traders and the potential for some very interesting reveals.
The TVaholic used to watch Trading Spaces, but when they did away with the host, it was just too different and became quite boring to watch. Haven’t watched an episode in a long time. So, decided to checkout the first one back with Paige returning as host.
It was definitely an improvement. Not necessarily because of Paige, but because their was a host to pull the show together. But, there was still something missing. Maybe, they will find it as they continue along in the old format. They did bring back some of the previous designers, as well, so that must of not been it.
Overall, it wasn’t enough to get the TVaholic back as a regular viewer. How about you? Will you be back on a regular basis? What did you think of the ninth season premiere of Trading Spaces and the return of Paige Davis?