Normally, I'm not so much a fan of the house-flipping genre of programming, but I think I could really get hooked on this one. The host is a realtor as well as renovator/flipper, so she knows what she's doing (although she also seems a little time-management-challenged and could come off as a bit ditzy).
Nicole Curtis is a sweet-talking, hammer-swinging whirlwind. Working in Minneapolis and Detroit, Nikki discovers historic houses once the pride of the neighborhood that have fallen on hard times. Pushing her rough 'n' tough crew, arguing with her family, wrangling with city officials and dealing with the usual litany of old house headaches, it's not always pretty. By the time the dust clears, a house that was ready for the wrecking ball is restored to its former glory.
And I love that she doesn't just slap some trendy shit into a beautiful old house. The first three episodes showed her restoring a 1904 victorian in Minneapolis; now she's moved 20 blocks over to a craftsman beauty that she's been carrying for many months. I love older homes but can't see myself tackling all of the remodeling and maintenance challenges; this could be a fun way to be exposed to them.