A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The series highlights the different kinds of design aesthetics of everyday homeowners, and the reasons behind some of their choices.
Positive Role Models
The designers are very proud of their design tastes and preferences, and are often over-critical of their competitors' home design taste.
Violence & Scariness
No violence, but lots of snarky comments abound. Some decorative items include skeletons and other creepy items.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Homeowners sometimes feature preserved animal genitals and/or images featuring human genitals and full nudity (which are blurred) as decorative items.
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Occasional curses like "s--t" and "f--k" are bleeped.
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Products & Purchases
Better Homes & Gardens magazine is featured; the Dodge Ram logo is prominently visible.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Champagne is served when the winner is announced.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Four Houses features amateur interior designers judging each other's work for a $10,000 prize -- so the competition can get a little snarky. Occasional curse words ("s--t," "f--k") are bleeped and artistic nudity is blurred. The winners toast with champagne at the end of each episode. Expect some product placement as Better Homes & Gardens magazine and Dodge Ram trucks are prominently featured.
Is It Any Good?
The series offers a voyeuristic chance to look at the design aesthetics of people who aren't interior designers, but who enjoy exploring their own creative side when it comes to home decorating. While looking at the different designs, which range from beige and bland to colorfully over-the-top, is interesting, the fun also comes from watching the reactions of the contestants looking at them.
The scoring is designed to keep contestants focused on the designs rather than what suits their personal tastes, but this doesn't stop them from offering some rather obnoxious opinions about their fellow contestants' decorating choices. But this aside, the show offers some mildly humorous entertainment for reality design show fans.
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