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Megan McArdle

I Want My HGTV

As far as I am concerned, the only problem with HGTV is that there isn’t enough of it.

"Do you like HGTV?" I was asked at a dinner party, not long ago. What a question! I'm a 40-year-old married woman. Do I enjoy dinner parties and trips to Tuscany? Do I own more than one item of Ann Taylor clothing? Have I regretfully consigned my high heels to the back of the closet? Yes, yes, and yes! Of course I like HGTV. I am the reason that HGTV exists.

As far as I am concerned, the only problem with HGTV is that there isn't enough of it. I've watched the same episodes of "Property Brothers," "Kitchen Cousins" and "House Hunters Renovation" at least three times apiece. The other night, after perusing an entire evening's lineup of overworked reruns, I regretfully flipped over to the History Channel. Sure, I'd already seen the documentary about the Lost Gospels, but not as recently.