The film isn't in a class with "Waiting for Guffman," "Best in Show" or "This is Spinal Tap," but lovers of the mocumentary genre will enjoy the film - if they can put up with the nudity, bad language and scurrilous humour.
Kathy Reichs must be spinning in her grave....and she's the only author you can say that about who isn't dead.
The addition of a garden expert is a good idea and fills out the hour. I have noticed that the new show seems to skirt around the cost of labour when doing budgets.(A flaw almost inherent in American decorating shows). The previous series was more realistic in their budget summaries.
Has House Doctor seen it's day? Not as long as Brits insist on carpet in the bathroom.
I can't imagine seeing anything like the family who kept a rat in a cage in the bathroom, on a US show.
The show has a delightful "snoopy" quality that seems to be sanitized out of US and Canadian decorating shows. It does not take snooping quite as far as the humorous but short lived British series 'Dame Edna's Neighborhood Watch' (qv).
'Alistair Appleton' (qv) is also the host (or Presenter, as they say in Britain) of the show 'Cash in the Attic' (qv).
. One warning. If "Porky's" is your idea of sophisticated humour, this is not the film for you. A modicum of intelligence and sensitivity is required.
. Executive producer Quentin Tarantino, makes a brief cameo appearance at the end.