Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|How Clean Is Your House Seasons 1 and 2|
Genres: Special Interests, Television
Kim and Aggie, the unstoppable hygiene experts, invade the U.S. to see inside some of the dirtiest homes imaginable and meet the occupants. Can they stop the rot? How Clean Is Your House? is a hugely successful internation... more »
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Other seasons are better
R. Moyle | Fort Collins, Co | 04/19/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"the first seasons are made in america for lifetime tv. theyre not nearly as dirty and they have all these adds for cleaning products and product placement. once the bbc took it over it got 100 times better. i wouldnt bother with this unless you have the other seasons already. they dont use the natural methods and such, and the houses arent even half as dirty."
Kim & Aggie Cross the Pond
Sharon152 | 04/07/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The DVD's for sale are produced by Lifetime TV, not BBC, and are episodes made here in the United States, not the ones made in Great Britain. These are just as good as the British episodes. It was great to have epsiodes to watch I had never seen before, and fun to see my hometown in one. Although I was expecting the BBC version, the American ones are worth the price as well. You get thirty-five shows on four discs. Kim & Aggie's charm translates just as well over here. Grime & clutter know no boundaries. I was tickled pink to see these DVD's available & will glady purchase more seasons, BBC or Lifetime."
Entertaining and motivating show, best described as "porn fo
Penumbra | Atlanta, GA USA | 05/26/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Two British ladies, Kim Woodburn and Aggie MacKenzie, take on some of the messiest homes in the country. The results are sometimes hilarious and sometimes quite touching, but always entertaining and motivating.
The shows follow a formula wherein our heroines are called in to what have to be the filthiest homes in the country to perform a cleaning intervention. The home owners are invariably hoarders who couldn't find their floors even if they wanted to vacuum or dust. Often the situation is made much worse by multiple pets. At the beginning of each episode Kim and Aggie take us on a tour of the home's sad squalor. This is followed by a confrontation with the home owner about how they ever arrived at such a state. Kim affects an air of righteous, but comic, indignation as she takes them to task with colorful expressions like, "You filthy beggar, you!" or "Mucky pup!" Some people laugh it off while others seem genuinely contrite, but all appear to be at a total loss as to where to begin to remedy the situation. Then the cleaning begins!
The ladies show the "filth offender" a few interesting cleaning tips. For instance, did you know that hot sauce can be used to clean brass? Or that shaving cream is great to clean and shine a stainless steel sink? Once they get the home owners on the right track, they are sent away and Kim and Aggie bring in their cleaning crew. (Yes, sometimes it takes a village to clean a house!) At the end of each show, the owners are brought back in and taken on a tour of their now spotless and sparkling rooms. Some laugh with delight, others burst into tears of relief. All promise to do better in future and keep it clean. There is a follow up two weeks later to see if the owners are keeping their promise.
Kim and Aggie are engaging people who manage to make housecleaning entertaining and fun. They wear outrageously trimmed rubber work gloves as they go about their tasks. Kim is never less than perfectly coifed and bejeweled as she cleans toilets, tubs, and sinks. Her commentary is often laugh out loud funny. Aggie, the more serious of the two, takes swabs and samples which are sent off to a lab. She then has the chore of explaining to the owners just what is growing in their foul bathrooms, kitchens, or bedrooms.
The shows presented here are from the Lifetime series wherein the ladies tackle homes in the US (notably California and New York). Although they use some generic cleaning items (baking soda, vinegar, lemons, salt, bleach, etc.) the US series contains a lot of brand name product placement. By contrast, the episodes produced for the BBC rely exclusively on generic items.
It's really hard to sit through an entire episode of the show. You keep wanting to get up and try one of their cleaning tips, or you may discover an irresistible urge to see what the top of your own ceiling fans look like. Even already good housekeepers can learn something from these gals! If you're someone who needs a little nudge to get started on your cleaning, watching these shows should provide it!
The DVD set contains two seasons (thirty nine episodes) on four disks. There are no special features. The disks are packaged in a slim case, two on each side. The top disks are a bit of a challenge to get tightly on their spindles; two came loose during shipping but arrived undamaged."
Michael Kelley | Maine | 05/27/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"These are the episodes that aired on Lifetime in 2005 - 2006. They are not in the oringal state and are highly edited versions of the original broadcast. And the overly obnoxious plugs for cleaning products is almost unbearable. The British version is far superior to this, but still enjoyable for what it is."