My guilty pleasure – Flipping Out

Oh how the mighty have fallen. You know I might have never watched an episode of Gossip Girl, not even one episode of the all new (but not improved) Beverly Hills or Melrose Place but I am no better. I might think I am a snob but I am not. I am a total pleb.

Given I still haven’t stooped as low as to watch any of the Real Housewives series but I might just as well. Oh I can be as snobbish as the next person when it comes to movies, but when it comes to television – I do recognize good shows (I am not THAT blond after all) but that does not stop me from seeing really bad ones. I am quite surprised I have actually given up on Heroes and have not had an inkling of curiosity to see it again (that should tell you how bad it actually got).

But I digress. I was meaning to tell you about my slutty, non-picky television ways. Have you ever seen Flipping Out? You totally should.
It is about Jeff Lewis who is an LA house flipper (meaning he buys houses, redesigns/remodels them and then sells them for a profit). Now before old Jeffy would flip houses for millions of dollars but since the recession hit the business has slowed down. And he has to work with clients on design/remodeling jobs.

Which would all be fine and dandy if Jeff Lewis was a normal person. But a) he has OCD – which in his case is a great thing because it makes him really good at his job and b) Jeff is not really good with people.

Jeff is the type of person who will say something rude and then ask – did I say that out loud?! Also he is a bit (read a lot) mean to his employees. If they screw up he makes them wear those white, baggy disposable overalls you can usually see on CSI and somesuch shows. And can you imagine that he has like 5 pets and a house assistant who is responsible for picking up dog poo and applying sunscreen to dogs’ noses?
Come to think of it I would pay to have someone collect dog and cat poo for me but until I am filthy rich I will have to do it myself.

Anyhow I love Jeff Lewis because he totally embraces his obsession and well madness (I do mean it in the nicest way possible). I love that. And what is even more astonishing (and I guess that would come after seeing season 1) here you have a person who is genuinely trying to do and be better (yes even after you have seen the clip below, this is a much improved version of Jeff Lewis). Which in reality TV terms is virtually impossible. And even though he is totally mean and I would never in a million years be able to work for him Jeff Lewis is hilarious.

So if you get the chance do check out Flipping Out. Oh and check out Jeff in action down below.

So tell me about your slutty television ways dear readers – what are your guilty pleasures?

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