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But there is also something mythical about Felicia’s story, and the myth is upheld because what is missing from the story is Jackson’s own voice. On the episode that aired, we never hear the story directly from her, because she and her family have been whisked away for an all-expenses paid trip to Disney World. Instead, show EMHE host Ty Pennington narrates the hard-luck tale of how Felicia lost her house after losing her job as a corrections officer; her husband left after she adopted her sister’s kids, saying that 14 children are “too much;” and though Jackson had applied for housing, an unspecified “they” were unable to find adequate space for such a large family, leaving Jackson to take whatever temporary housing she could find.

Or even a show that didn’t require a savior, whether in the form of Ty Pennington or Vern Yip or a set of brushed-steel appliances. Whether Extreme Makover: Form Edition comes to pass seems unlikely. But as you’re watching neoliberalism take root on one of HGTV’s offerings, keep in mind that the makeover you’re not seeing is the one in our viewing culture, and it stands to last a long, long time. Bree Kessler is completing her PhD in Environmental Psychology and is an assistant professor of health sciences at University of Alaska–Anchorage.

If the husband can commit to gaming less and the wife can commit to nagging him less and not harboring “hidden resentment,” then all will be fixed. After a weeklong renovation that includes creating a few extra bedrooms and bathrooms, adding the inevitable big f lat-screen tv to the living room, and moving the computer into the children’s playroom so Dad will feel guilty that he’s not playing with his children while on the computer, Harris declares at the requisite follow-up visit, one month later, that the family dynamic has changed for the better.

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