The Block – Sun, Sep 10 weekly chat

The Block room reveals are on tonight and, no doubt, there will be more whingeing from contestants who have brazenly broken noise restriction rules and expressed shock when fined for it.

Here’s the promo for Sunday? Surely the whole “you are off The Block” thing is just tricksy editing, although I would love it if Nine went through with it. Then they could get past contestants to take over, like Kyal and Kara. Heck, even Chantelle and Steve could budget better than these guys.



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brain dead dave

He’s even offended that Scotty would say such a thing.

Maz

You told us repeatedly (we assume during the audition process) that that your motto is to never give up. But we didn’t give up Jason retorts uttering the word “offensive”.
But you did “NOTHING,” points out Scotty.
Sarah mutters something about the children going to the UK as an excuse.

Upon entering the room, Shaynna utters “wow” but not in a good way. Darren adds “WTF?” They were spectactularly not bothered and did absolutely nothing.

They score triple zero.

brain dead dave

How soft is Scotty?.

“Hardest thing he’s ever had to do”

He did nothing in the end.

Maz

Yep. And it looks like the other contestants pitch in to help them meet the deadline.

Cop out. They should have been kicked off.

WHY

Yes, totally agree Maz.

Maz

They still have their supporters…

Zhee

Yeah, Europe is totally terrorist infected. I see at least one terrorist every day! They have guns! Oh, no, wait. They are soldiers. Ooopsi, my mistake! Guess there are here to protect people.
Amazing how people make up excuses for that couple. It is their own fault that they get humiliated. Clint was down as well with that bathroom disaster and kept on going. That’s the difference.
Not feeling sorry for them at all. If their kids are going to the UK, I am sure it was with their parents’ permission…

WHY

I am curious why their children are travelling without them in the first place? What necessitated the travel? Who are the children travelling with? I thought S & J have money woes -who paid for the airfares then? Nothing makes sense with this couple.

Maz

We assume they are travelling with Jason’s parents. If it was her parents,she probably wouldn’t be freaking out as much.

Erin

I’ve read elsewhere that the children had been staying with Sarahs sister-in-law – not sure if that is Jasons sister or not.
Apparently SIL had already arranged a holiday with her daughter so it was decided Jason and Sarahs kids would go too.
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/entertainment/television/jason-and-sarah-say-terror-fears-for-their-three-children-rattled-them-in-the-blocks-master-suite-week/news-story/7205b3dcd7dc3ac5c315ed5fd90d1e82
They could have finished the bedroom and perhaps plastered and tiled the bathroom and left it at that. I don’t think they fully understand that it was the complete lack of trying that everyone is so miffed at.
And the idea of the competition is a room each week, everyone has to make decisions based on that rule, so they would almost have an advantage taking their time.

Shellbot

They were not bullied! Why do people always have to pull that word out?! They humiliated themselves by not finishing and not being able to budget and they knew it.

Maz

Upon entering the room Shaynna observes sarcastically, “A completed room. What a relief.”
The colour palette is on trend and the grafico print is amazing.
It gives the room a romantic feel. Darren doesn’t believe the chandilier suits the room. It only serves to highlight how bad the painting is.
Shaynna and Darren are excited by the wardrobe island. Neale can take or leave it . He hates open wardrobes.

The ensuite is uncorked and Neale questions the choice of tapware.

8.5, 8 ,8.5, =25

Erin

I liked the layout of the WIR. That was about it for me.

WHY

The 1980s called – they want their style back!

Maz

The judges like the “very cool hallway”. Shaynna is blown away be the colour pallette.

Shaynna loves the artwork of the girl turned away whereas Neale hates it.
Darren loves the layout. They make a big drama about there not been powerpoints beside the bedhead (hence priming them for a lost).

They love the dressing table in the walkin robe and the sense of luxury of the ensuite (with bath, shower, double vanity and novelty toilet).

9.5, 9, 9.5,=28

Erin

I think the hallway was a waste of space and I really don’t think the wardrobe was as fabulous as Shayna made out. Too much pink and velvet for me.

Erin

Also not a fan of the tv in the wall, i think it comes out at a funny angle and wouldn’t actually be that comfortable to watch.

Maz

Wombat has created a great space. They are caned for the lack of window covering. The styling is ordinary. Casual even. More suited to a guest bedroom than master suite.
The judges comment on the very angry red of Wombat’s self portrait.
Wombat has the best paintwork to date.
The judges like the showerhead.
8 8 8 = 24

WHY

Did anyone else notice at tools down, Wombat’s art was on the ground, standing up against the wall, yet when the judges came into the room to judge, the art work was hanging perfectly on the wall?😒

Erin

I liked their bedhead. And the style of their wardrobe – put that with the layout of Clint and Hannahs and I’d be happy! I liked this bathroom too.

Maz

The judges love the light and the chandlier over the stairwell. The room feels grand and massive because there is no privacy. They advise JE to talk to their agent whether or not they should enclose the room.

JE are the only couple to have double curtains.

The artwork is not suited to the room.

They have the best tile choice of the week and have been economic with their application. Darren also notes that they have achieved the same ‘amenity’ as RG but in less space.

9.5 9.5 9.5 28.5

PS. Josh’s dying grandpa doesn’t make him more likable or sympathetic.

Erin

Pink again…. I thought the judges would comment that there was too much furniture in the room. Agree that it needs a wall and door to the suite but I do like the nib wall finished with timber on top, that looks good.
I like the bathroom too.
The bench in the WIR needs to be a (dare I say it) soft pink or other colour that would complement the room more the black is a bit harsh i think.

Lola

If you sign up for The Block, you need to make the commitment to complete the rooms and leave your home issues at home.

Smythe

Too much pink and grey throughout The Block especially in RG’s place. WS’s master bedroom/ensuite was a relief from that color palette, but I really didn’t like any of the master suites that much. The wallpaper in HC’s suite was garish. The lounge type seating in JE’s room took up too much space and the room looked crowded. Did not like the lack of a door.
It was nice of Jason & Sarah to help Wombat but they should have been working on their rooms instead. Instead they made no effort at all. Just excuses. They weren’t shamed or bullied. They were given an honest assessment of what they did during the week…absolutely nothing. People have completed rooms with worse things going on in their lives than children going overseas so Sarah’s comments about that are meaningless.

Maz

The judges were mean : http://a.msn.com/07/en-au/AArDmod?ocid=se
Ronnie “They should have been kicked off” http://a.msn.com/07/en-au/AArFOVX?ocid=se

brain dead dave

Jason “shouldn’t of” offended $cotty. Shameful.

brain dead dave

Wombat can play sax without moving his claws.

Drives with one paw on the wheel.

What a legend.

Wombat is a serial “youse” offender. A real wombat wouldn’t be that dumb.

Maz

Arghhh….
1. Hoping for fireworks, the producers call a Body Corporate that will allow the Tortoises to sit out this week’s challenge. Jason mistakes Ronnie’s consent (self interest) as generosity.
2. Sticks names his son Lani
3. Elyse is “stalked” by the paparazzi. Dons a pink wig and a groucho moustache…
4. Bryce is back and is met with the usual aggro from the contestants (Josh).
5. Clint and Hannah have busted their budget. Think they have $150 k left . Only have $72k.

WHY

How is it Jason and Sarah had’t any money for trades last week due to lack of money, yet this week their house is swarming with tradies! What gives?😒

Erin

And as the season goes on, I ask myself why I continue to waste my time with the weeknight (i.e. non reveal) episodes!

Maz

Seriously!!!!! Now is all the Tortoises’ builders fault. FFS.

brain dead dave

Teflon Tortoises at that.

Maz

They bring in Ryan (Katrina and Amy’s carpenter) . Talk about hand holding.

Now they slag off the sole tiler.

Can’t stand Sarah’s piece to the camera where she bemoans how badly done by she has been with the trades.

WHY

Exactly Maz. We haven’t seen their builder for weeks, and now he turns up on our screens and has been thrown under a bus! So he’s to blame for Sarah’s previous overspend, and inability to stick to a budget, so he’s to blame for them giving up and not lifting a finger on their room last week, so he’s, well, simply the root of their misery. Oh, come on Ch 9 what do you take us for? Why wasn’t any of this said to camera by Dan and Keith last week? Why did Scotty get so angry and “offended” at S & J if the builder is to blame? Pathetic.

Maz

Clint and Hannah’s obssession with wine continues. They “forget” to leave room for a real fridge. Current space allocated for fridge:

Maz

So did they show the shortlist of couples that would have taken the Tortoises’ spot if Channel Nine had a backbone:
1. Kyle & Kara
2.Aiden & Jesse
3.Lysandra & Alissa
4.Kingi & Caro

Is Jason really a plumber? Is so, I have a bridge to sell.

Maz

Tonight was the Stayz Challenge with the remaining contestants divided into two teams. Ronnie,Clint, Hannah & Georgia (Team South) vs Wombat,Elyse, Sticks and Josh (Keeping it North). Each team needs to redo a bedroom and living area. With a lot padding, helicopters and skylarking, Team South Win. Probably not on styling but the fact that CH & RG’ s children live interstate and the secondary prize is time with the family.

Maz

Um, why are all the contestants wearing Sea Shepherd merchandise.

Maz

Elyse and Josh win Alice Walkabout scoring 9.5. They cleverly reorientated the stairs to the main bedroom to allow a larger butler’s pantry and the island faces the garden.

Scotty dramatically cuts Hannah’s credit card informing them they are in worse condition than J&S.

Speaking of J&S , they are still spending money like there is no tomorrow. (Interesting strategy if a replacement team is left with the remains of your budget). Fiddly herringbone tile floor and tiles to the ceiling. People, you can’t complain if the tiler is struggling to lay that in a tight timeframe. Large tiles are the economical choice.

Sticks and Wombat have not spent enough (on flowers and cushions) apparently.

Erin

Glad to see Scotty keeping an eye on the budget this season. But can’t believe how much the teams are spending!
Smart move for S&W to continue to curtail spending – keep the extra funds for the fix up week. \
J&S clearly have absolutely NO IDEA how budget with money OR time!

WHY

So here’s the thing – a) Sarah and Jason win tonight (Sunday) the judges will grovel and over compensate with their compliments for S & J getting such a mammoth task completed. b). S & Js own incomplete home is the next “challenge” that everyone works on. Boom. There it is.😁

Maz

It is bad….

brain dead dave

The dancing is making me want to vomit.

Maz

Sarah and Jason allegedly have no money but can afford this?????

Maz

Of course the judges rave about the Tortoises’ kitchen. It is “stunning and very functional”. Neale states that it is simply genius to have a shelf behind the oven.

The judges mutter something about it been timeless. They like the study nook.

The only flaw is the crap painting.
9.5 9.5 9.5 28.5