HGTV's Too-Great Expectations
How HGTV's home improvement shows create unrealistic expectations for homeowners.
We've all seen it. Turn on HGTV, and before long you'll run across a family in distress after a home improvement project gone wrong. They've apparently been wronged at the hands of an "evil" contractor who took their money and ran, leaving behind a half-finished master bath or floor tile that began to come up the moment they began walking on it.