Gwen Ihnat
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Gwen Ihnat is the Editorial Coordinator for The A.V. Club.
1/25/20
9:55 AM
10

Got up to sing at a Punk Rock Karaoke show in San Francisco where the band was Mike Watt on bass, Eric Melvin from NOFX on guitar, Greg Hetson from Bad Religion on the other guitar, and whoever the drummer was from Social Distortion in the late ‘90s. I was drunk as fuck, of course, so the first thing I did onstage was Read more

1/25/20
9:30 AM
8

Once when very drunk I thought I’d give the Crash Test Dummies “Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm” a shot, and jesus, that’s a dull, one note song that goes on and on and on, and by the end the audience were giving me murderous looks.

1/23/20
1:20 PM
2

We don’t have cable, but when we go visit my Mom we watch HGTV all the time. We do have HH and HH:International on Plex though, mostly because I like seeing the houses rather than the absolutely ridiculous humans that want to buy them. Read more

1/23/20
12:19 PM
7

one thing i absolutely hate is the ‘smashing stuff’ porn a lot of these shows are. 98% of the time you could just repaint the cabinets. particularly the off-brand ones on different networks like ‘flip is like disick’ (which is of course it’s own hellscape). Read more

1/23/20
10:53 AM
30

That’s why I love watching First Time Flippers. At the beginning every flipper is like “We are budgeting for a 2 month flip” and in the end it always takes 5 times longer to complete. And the best part is the recap at the end which usually states “Drake and Heather have gotten several inquiries but after 7 months the Read more

1/23/20
10:32 AM
19

HGTV is a soft place to land during the holidays since my siblings and I refuse to watch Fox News or the Hallmark channel and my mother doesn’t want to listen to anything with too many “swears.” Read more

1/23/20
9:57 AM
7

If I have to put up with your punny wine signs, you can quit being homophobic for 30 goddamn minutes a week and give a cute, charming lesbian couple with a renovation business in Northampton a chance. Read more

1/23/20
9:20 AM
18

At the end you mention Queer Eye. Every time my wife and I watch it, I remark to her that Bobby basically does a complete “Fixer Upper” episode over the span of like 5 minutes of screen time. Definitely the MVP of that show. 

1/23/20
9:17 AM
29

I’m old (52). I started watching HGTV when it started, and back then the shows were educational. You could get gardening tips or learn how to repair something. I watched HGTV and actually used some of the stuff I learned. Now it’s all entertainment, but not particularly entertaining. I would only watch it if on the Read more

1/23/20
7:25 AM
13

I watched the fairly recent episodes of the construction/renovation of the Brady Bunch house, and it’s pretty incredible how close they got to replicating the house from the show. People from all over the country sent in old ‘70s shit they had lying around that matched the original decor, including this incredible Read more

1/21/20
2:33 PM
10

Post Malone: The celebrity you’d least want making your sandwich.

1/21/20
1:14 PM
11

Post Malone, Mark Wahlberg and Peter Berg? Thank you, Netfilx, for putting all that in this movie so that I won’t run in to it elsewhere.

1/21/20
11:40 AM
5

I wish Cinemax would start a streaming service, if only to have them name it Cinemax Max. Which, of course, would be the name of their terrible animated animal mascot that we’d all get sick of in like two days. We’d all hit our max on Cinemax Max in two days, max. Read more

1/20/20
12:27 PM
2

The DVD is nearly $90 on Amazon? Way to bury the lede. I have that DVD in a bin in my garage which I am about to go find...