Murder House Flip: Season 1 Reviews

May 13, 2020
Fans of that HGTV will enjoy this as it's more of the same, albeit with a grim undertone, and the results are as expected with happy couples enjoying new living spaces.
May 13, 2020
Everyone here is aware of how goddamn bizarre this all is, and that goes a long way.
May 13, 2020
An ingenious combination of two addictive genres - true crime and home renovation - Murder House Flip is one of those ideas that seems so obviously interesting, it's surprising it took someone this long to invent it.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
May 13, 2020
Murder House Flip immediately makes Flipped irrelevant by being both funnier and a better send-up of the home-improvement show format, chiefly by sticking to its premise and taking it to its furthest conclusion.
April 13, 2020
Murder House Flip is half of a good idea and one that really needs to get some better designers whose ideas may be more exciting to watch. Or, they need to do a better job of integrating the first and second halves of each episode.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
April 7, 2020
While the show is clearly intended to be slightly tasteless and provocative, it is deafness to its own metaphor that makes Murder House Flip so very American.
April 6, 2020
Sure, the bodies in the backyard may be long gone, but the outdated fixtures and appliances remain. Watch these in-over-their-heads heroes take projects from, and I quote, "morbid to marvelous."
April 6, 2020
It's macabre and, at times, almost seems to mock HGTV's huge swath of programming. But the result of the first makeover (which takes three episodes) is breathtaking.
April 6, 2020
The sheer absurdity still threatens to overwhelm, at least until the autopilot takes over and everyone starts talking about the feng shui of patio furniture.
April 6, 2020
Mission accomplished there, yeah, fair enough. But just because something is a quick bite doesn't mean it has to be undercooked.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 6, 2020
There's a potential breakout hit in the bat-bleep crazy, borderline tasteless and I must admit utterly addictive... So nutty I had to check, double-check and triple-check to make sure it was a reality show and not a spot-on parody.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 6, 2020
No matter how prepared you think you are for it, the silly reality tone it takes while walking across a backyard where seven dead bodies were buried and realizing the space's charming potential must be experienced to be believed.
April 6, 2020
I didn't think it was possible to get bored during five-minute episodes of a series that combines true crime with home renovation, but Murder House Flip proved me wrong.
April 6, 2020
Kudos to the show's production team, by the way, for finding murder house owners Barbara and Tom, a pair of retired homeowners who manage to be infinitely more charming than the ostensible "stars" of the series.
April 6, 2020
A weak addition to the home-renovation genre, here with an expert team (Mikel Welch and Joelle Uzyel) working to fix up houses that, yes, were once the scene of horrific murders. So basically your average true-crime show meets HGTV.
April 6, 2020
I love the premise of home renovation experts turning their attention to houses in which famous murders took place, but stars Mikel Welch and Joelle Uzyel lack the personality to make even short episodes engaging.
April 6, 2020
The strangest thing about this truly chaotic and dark idea for a series is just how meek it is in practice.