It is all part of the formula of the show. She also never gets an increase in her budget, but David rarely sticks to their budget.
Most of the time the money the couple gives Hilary is too small to do everything they want. Add in knob and tube wiring or major structural issues and the budget is toast.
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I have noticed that Property Brothers has been running into catastrophes, though not as big an issue as Hillary's. The network must have found the formula works for them, also.This message has been edited. Last edited by: mriley,
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LIOLI isn't about renovation or house-hunting...like all "reality" shows, it's about drama. Hillary is the drama queen - I suspect David is just a "queen". Yes, he's a snarky jerk and often goes over budget (sometimes to give the couple a reality check on what they can get for what they can afford). And yes, he usually takes a few showings to zero-in on what they want. But he usually delivers.
Hillary, on the other hand, is a whiny shrewish b*tch. Yes, the budget she's given often isn't enough to cover what the couple wants. But she goes ahead and promises it anyway. Then she runs into "knob and tube wiring or major structural issues", most of which would have been obvious on even a cursory inspection. Yes, she's a designer, not a contractor. But, if she has any experience at all, she should have some idea of what to look for. And she works with a contractor who better know what to look for. When David goes over budget, the clients can just say no to the house he's showing. But they're stuck when Hillary does because she's already torn their house apart. Course, it's never her fault...always the clients, the contractors, the suppliers, etc. Sorry, Hillary, but "the buck stops here."
Like I said, DRAMA!This message has been edited. Last edited by: CHuDWah,
I don't care if this is the formula for the show, I just can't watch it anymore it is so fake. They might as well hire actors. The bantering between Hillary and David is so predictable, then one spouse always wants to move and one wants to stay, then as always, Hillary can't give them everything they want and the couple argues about it outside. It is so fake! I love the whole concept of the show! It would be great if it were real and they just let things happen naturally. But, the way it is I had to quit watching. I had hoped Love It or List It Too would be different, but unfortunately it is the same. Boooo!