9 TV Characters Who Should Be on 'House Hunters'
Television would be much less dramatic if characters considered their needs and lived where they should.
Property-search shows are all about the sweet sorrow of knowing in your bones that one residence is a better fit than the rest (and hoping the house-hunter on the program you’re watching knows it, too). True story: Every show, reality TV or not, is like that. Three's Company? Needed a place with more exterior doors (and a fume hood in the kitchen, probably). Monica and Rachel's apartment on Friends? Should've had a Scooby-Doo hallway, since everyone snuck around with everyone else at some point. More clear matches? Since you asked...
Carrie Bradshaw, Sex and the City
A house with ample storage, probably in New Jersey. Despite fans' contentions that her real love affair is with New York City, she’s obviously one of those people who moves to the suburbs and immediately starts talking about how they should have done it years ago.
Dexter Morgan, Dexter
A tiny house. If anyone needs to be off the grid, it’s an unrepentant serial killer. Since he has roughly two outfits, space shouldn’t be a problem.
Hannah Horvath, Girls
A retirement community. Though she seems terribly young, she’s an old woman trapped in a young woman’s body—and needs prepared meals and occasional use of a golf cart. Hey, she’s already got the wardrobe and habit of dwelling on her health.
Jon Snow, Game of Thrones
A tropical timeshare. After a childhood of semi-neglect, getting killed and coming back to life only to be buried in yet another avalanche of ice zombies, he’s earned a moment alone. Somewhere in the Caribbean, probably.
Tyrion Lannister, Game of Thrones
A casino-hotel suite in Las Vegas. Gambling wouldn’t be a problem (a Lannister always pays his debts), and he’d have access to plenty of women, wine and song. Also, he would probably do a fine job as Britney Spears’ advisor.
Lysa Arryn, Game of Thrones
A single-story ranch house. That Moon Door was a terrible idea.
(Yes, I spend a lot of time thinking about Game of Thrones. In fairness, the whole show is about real estate.)
Jessica Jones, Jessica Jones
An apartment in Reykjavik, Iceland. Like Jon Snow, she could use a break from saving the world. Unlike him, she’d last about five minutes in full sunlight. She’d be right at home in a city that’s pitch dark half the year, has approximately no murders and is the capital of a country that has fewer than 325,000 people total.
Every Character on The Affair
A group house, preferably in the middle of nowhere. Communal living would cut risqué commutes out of everyone’s schedule, and none of those people are capable of taking care of themselves, if we’re being honest.
Mary Richards, The Mary Tyler Moore Show
No hunt necessary. Her apartment—known to many as the quintessential bachelorette pad—was as marvelous and capable as she was. (Here’s to you, Mary Tyler Moore.)
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