I didn’t have time to recap the premiere of Million Dollar Listing LA last week so I’m just going to start with the second episode. It’s weird watching episodes of two different MDL franchises with the exact same sort of staged fights. I really try to suspend disbelief on the MDL franchise, but as we know the more seasons the show has, the more scripted they become.
David & James
The Brits are having a fancy private buyers office in their breathtaking Hollywood home and a bidding war is already happening. Unfortunately, Josh Altman has decided to show up to be a shit disturber. Josh is saying the house is over priced right in front of the clients. James takes Altman on to the balcony for a little chat. A very loud argument ensues and James throws Josh and his client out. Josh passes out his cards on the way out to all of the buyers. So nasty, so rude.
The next day at the office, James is upset at himself for losing his temper. They are down to one offer on the house. It’s for $5 million. The list price is $5,750,000. The buyer won’t budge and the seller want budge. Eventually, the seller comes around but the buyer has bought another property. It’s a thirty day listing and the Brits are in a tizzy. Then the seller cancels the listing. David and James have a huge fight because James agreed to a thirty day listing without consulting him and spent a boatload on photography and the real housewives style dinner party.
David is building a house for himself and his girlfriend. They met a year and a half ago while dining with other people at nearby tables. Cute story.
Flagg is living in the Four Seasons for a bit. When I get rich, do you think the Four Seasons will let me bring Banjo? Josh doesn’t want to go back to his old house because his grandmother didn’t like him living there. Josh wants to sell the old house. His partner just wants to go home. I will not be letting Banjo lick the cheeseburger that I am about to eat. UGH.
Flagg wants to gut Edith’s penthouse and remodel and move in there. His boytoy partner is not really down with the plan. Josh gets a few quick check offers and soon a buyers frenzy occurs. His house really is well-designed.
There is a staged storyline about some ancient Chinese horse statues. They are supposedly worth about $50K each. The boyfriend wanted to keep them but Flagg includes one in his $2 million sale.
Josh and his eternal fiancée , never a bride, Heather lay in bed while he tells her of the kerfuffle with James. He refers to the event as a brokers’ open. It was not a brokers’ open it was a private dinner for several interested buyers. He says James had an unnecessary hissy fit. Altman is delusional. Meanwhile, he has promised to sell a client a house within 24 hours and I believe we are on day two.
Josh goes to take his client, Rob, to see some new properties. I hate white kitchens. I have one now. Never again. Rob likes the Brits’ house. He tells Altman that maybe those British guys can find him a house. Eventually, he finds Rob a house he likes for $3,350,000. But the seller is iffy about selling. I was expecting this house to be out of his price range. The price seems low to me even with the tacky pink neon crap on the wall. Eventually, the sale goes through.
Meanwhile, Heather is burning sage in the house. And they sage each other. I don’t think that is going to help your situation, Heather.