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What doesn’t knock us down makes us stronger

You’re probably wondering if this is going to be another heart warming write up. If that was your initial thought… well your right. I can’t seem to pull myself away ...
November 12, 2008

You’re probably wondering if this is going to be another heart warming write up. If that was your initial thought… well your right. I can’t seem to pull myself away from the feel good shows. Is that really a crime? Seriously, there are far worse things in the world than wanting to see a happy ending.

So the tale of this week brings us to Extreme Makeover Home Edition. I think it’s safe to say that this is probably one of the best moves ABC made when they picked up this program. It’s good clean family entertainment, we all know that can be hard to find these days. And along with that smart decision they also managed to get the perfect host, Ty Pennington. He was well suited for carpentry when I first saw him on Trading Spaces, ┬ábut even better matched as not only a personality for the show but also someone that can empathize with his guest families and really bring their stories to life – the good and the bad. Just goes to show that a great host really makes the show a hit.

In all the years I’ve been watching this show, the team has always had the ability to make the viewer look past someone’s disability and get you to focus on all the abilities; and they usually are pretty grand. Koodos to this program week after week for highlighting the challenges of the not so every day person that has had to adjust to a not so accommodating world.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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