Parents' Guide to

Spouse vs. House

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Reality renovation show features relationship drama, too.

TV TLC Reality TV 2011
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The show combines renovation mishaps with relationship drama to showcase how potentially disconnected couples can be when it comes to their design aesthetic. Much of its entertainment value comes from humorously emphasizing the distrust some wives have in their husbands' choices, while highlighting the ways their husbands are disregarding their tastes and preferences.

The show sends some questionable messages about the featured couples' willingness to compromise with each other. It doesn't offer much by way of do-it-yourself pointers, either. But no doubt that folks who like this sort of thing will enjoy watching how the remodels go, and the reactions to them.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: May 4, 2011
  • Cast: Ryan Brown
  • Network: TLC
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • TV rating: TV-PG
  • Last updated: February 25, 2022

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