The Fixer : Season 1 Episode 1
The first episode received an audience of 6.65 million viewers, a 26.5% share, and episode two dropped 1.4m viewers, drawing 5.23 million, a 21.3% share of the audience. The next three episodes managed ratings of 4.75 million, 4.81 million and 4.80 million respectively. The last episode of the first series only managed 3.84 million (13.3% share), due to the episode competing against the start of a new run of Waking the Dead on BBC One which achieved double the share of that time slot.
The Fixer : Season 1 Episode 1
Due to the critical acclaim and good ratings that the first series received, a second series was commissioned, which launched to 4.22 million viewers in September 2009. Series Two had disappointing ratings, dropping to as low as 2.82 million viewers by the season's end, and the show wasn't renewed for a third series.
Her issues with the FBI are what's supposed to hook us for the next season, but maybe if the FBI portion of the series was peppered more throughout the season, it wouldn't feel so frustrating that we were left hanging.
When we get a second season, let's hope Derrick and Yoli have a heck of a lot more to do. They're great characters, and they've done a fine job this season, but if they had more action, it would be even better.
HGTV's beloved show "Fixer Upper" is one of the networks most popular series of all time. It stars Chip and Joanna Gaines, a married couple revitalizing the houses of Waco, Texas, one fixer upper at a time. In the process of working their home makeover magic, the pair have championed numerous design trends over the course of the show's run. Whether making something old new again, livening up living rooms with potted plants, or incorporating cute vintage pieces, there is plenty of good design advice to be found on "Fixer Upper." And it's easy for fans of the series to recreate Joanna's style in their abodes, according to HGTV.
The first season of "Fixer Upper," which aired in 2014, was filled with design highs and lows. According to IMDb, Episode 6 follows Chip and Joanna Gaines as they renovate their friend and furniture designer Clint Harp's home. When Clint and his wife, Kelly Harp, bought the rundown property for just $10,000, it was infested with rats and squirrels, littered with garbage, and had crumbling walls. Built in 1913, the house had definitely seen better days. However, Chip and Joanna transformed the fixer upper into a beautiful home by completely gutting the inside and replacing all mechanical systems. After a new roof, insulation, and windows, Clint and Kelly's rundown home was almost unrecognizable.
Along with the remodels, Joanna and Chip incorporated some vintage design elements that recalled the home's 100-year-old history. Highlights include a master suite with its own sitting area, a dining table designed by Clint himself, and rooms with 10-foot ceilings. While the renovations certainly got many things right, one design decision fell flat: In the living room, Chip and Joanna installed a faux fireplace mantel and hung what appear to be bird nests inside. While mock fireplaces can be a great way to get a cozy feeling without real flames, the result on this episode just feels strange. This is one design tip not worth trying at home.
Most episodes of "Fixer Upper" feature a scene where Chip Gaines knocks down a wall or two. In Episode 10 of Season 3, Chip and Joanna Gaines remodel the home of David Ridley, the first single guy to appear on the show. During demolition day, Chip memorably sits on a toilet while tearing out a wall. While the end result of the renovation dazzled with "Fixer Upper" staples like shiplap, a farm sink, and concrete countertops, the reality is that tearing out walls in your home is not always this fun.
The popularity of displaying "Live, Laugh, Love" signs in the home might have faded in recent years, but decorative wall art still managed to make its mark on HGTV TV shows like "Fixer Upper." Strange signage appears in multiple home renovation projects on the series, including Season 1, episode 11 and Season 1, Episode 7. In Episode 7, the phrase "Today is a good day for a good day" is hung on the wall facing the entryway. Apart from the awkward spacing which makes it difficult to read, the phrase is also a bit strange. Then in Episode 11, signage returns, this time with the word "Home" displayed on a dining room wall. Instead of looking cheery or welcoming, however, the bold black lettering feels impersonal and off-putting.
In Season 2, Episode 1 of "Fixer Upper," Chip Gaines makes the claim, "No risk, no reward" before starting a fireplace demolition. This philosophy is evident throughout the show. In fact, every episode seems to includes a scene where Chip reveals the numbers to homeowners, noting the purchase price of the house, how much money was put into it, and the new worth of the home. However, not all of the renovation budget goes into the new value of the home. Despite "Fixer Upper" suggesting that owners have built-in equity, homeowners do not always get a 100% return on investment when completing a home remodel. Often insurance rates will rise because fixer upper properties are considered a liability to insurance companies.
On "Fixer Upper," open shelving is praised by Joanna Gaines for being a unique and fresh design element perfect for use in the kitchen or other areas of the home. Plenty of popular episodes feature open shelving concepts, including Season 2, Episode 1.
Chip and Joanna Gaines have come a long way from the first season of "Fixer Upper." Just look at their use of color. In Season 1, episode 3, the duo designed a bland bedroom for Becky and Heath Ivy in Woodway, Texas. The room featured a drab neutral color palette and wall-to-wall carpeting, proving an all-neutral approach doesn't always work. Not only is the design scheme incredibly boring, but it's also hard to keep clean and fresh.
However, the use of neutral paint colors provides a clean slate for brighter pops of color to shine and lend personality to a space. From vibrant yellow couch cushions to a blue statement wall or patterned bathroom tile, there are plenty of ways to incorporate color into your home without going overboard. The good news is that later seasons of "Fixer Upper" incorporate a much more playful and free use of color.
"Fixer Upper" often includes pretty good coffee tables in their design projects, but Episode 7 of Season 2 featured one of the poorest excuses for a coffee table. The fixer upper was designed for a couple looking for a home close to Waco's Baylor University. The thin plank bench used in the living room could barely fit a plate, let alone magazines or other essentials. Apart from being impractical, it also brought the entire look of the room down. A good coffee table should spark conversation and add interest like a work of art, not make you or your guests feel uncomfortable.
The popular renovation series will feature novice-level couples, pairs, and partners of all kinds attempting to flip their own homes in the hopes of landing their dream renovation. Season 4 of First Time Fixer will premiere with its pilot episode on Friday, February 3, 2023, at 8 pm ET/ 7 pm CT.
First Time Fixer season 4 will premiere on Magnolia at 8 pm ET on February 3. For viewers who do not have cable TV, the pilot episode can be watched live as it airs on YouTube TV with a valid subscription. Viewers can also stream the episodes on Discovery+.
Season one of How I Met Your Mother is now streaming in its entirety exclusively on Hulu. The series has already been renewed for a second season featuring a total of 20 episodes.
Written by series co-creator Taylor Sheridan and directed by Stephen Kay, this episode sets up the main story lines for all the major players this season. Beth Dutton (Kelly Reilly) deals with her guilty conscience regarding her past wrongs against her husband Rip Wheeler (Cole Hauser) even as she prepares her father for public office. Rip takes on an expanded role on the ranch, while Jamie Dutton (Wes Bentley) puts aside his ambition to serve his family after being blackmailed by his sister. Away from the political fray, Kayce Dutton (Luke Grimes) faces personal trauma after his pregnant wife Monica (Kelsey Asbille) suffers a miscarriage after she and son Tate (Brecken Merrill) get into a car accident on the way to the hospital.
Season 3! We are back at it again with a #TWINWIN! Not only was this our first episode, but it holds a special spot in our hearts because we got to start the season by helping out some of the people we love most, our family!
Starring New Kids on the Block singer Jonathan Knight and seasoned interior designer Kristina Crestin, HGTV's Farmhouse Fixer promises hours worth of entertainment and to be an exceptional source of inspiration for die-hard interior design geeks.
Season 1 of Farmhouse Fixer kicked off on March 3, 2021, with an episode that posed a real challenge for Jonathan and Kristina. In "Got Bored and Bought a Farm," the duo set out on a mighty quest to revive a property built in the 1700s.
Jonathan brought hard-earned renovation expertise to the table, while Kristina dreamed up an exceptional design that catered not only to the homeowners' needs but also took into account the flaws of the house. So, where was the episode filmed?
"The Fixer"GallerySuperboy Season 1: Episode 8November 26, 1988DirectorsColin ChilversWritersAlden Schwimmer
Previous EpisodeNext Episode"The Beast and the Beauty"(November 19, 1988)"The Alien Solution"(December 3, 1988)Up to his old tricks, Lex Luthor attempts to blackmail a basketball player into throwing a game. Clark convinces the player to play his best, and Superboy does his best impression of a referee to make sure everyone, including Lex, plays fair.The Fixer is an episode of season 1 of Superboy. It premiered on November 26, 1988. 041b061a72