Last week Ellen had this guest on her show, and I realized had completely forgotten about one of my favorite TV shows from my nursing school days. Trading Spaces. I used to watch this show everyday at 4pm. It's a great show to watch while doing other things like studying because it doesn't require your complete attention.
When I moved to Michigan I quit watching the show because I didn't have cable. My two sisters were living with me and only one of them (Francie) was willing to split the cable bill, so to punish the other sister (Natalie) who claimed she didn't want it, we just didn't get it. I thought she would cave if we called her bluff, but she never did, and we went a year without cable. By the time I finally decided to get cable (and pay for it myself), I had lost my passion for the show, the host was gone and the designers were different and I just didn't like it as much anymore.
I found out from watching Ellen that Paige Davis had been fired by TLC and the show ratings dropped. So they have now hired her back and the old designers are back too. I watched the season premier tonight (just after Miss Michigan was crowned 2008 Miss America) and now I think I will set it to record regularly on my DVR. It's the same great show I remember from when I used to watch it.
Just out of curiosity, does anyone else watch this show? If not, check it out on TLC Saturday night at 9pm. It's probably the best home decorating TV show out there.
Just in case your wondering, I didn't watch the Miss America pageant, I just caught the last 15 minutes of it before watching Trading Spaces, and only mentioned it because the winner was Miss Michigan.