I'll be honest, women between 18-menopause like these shows because it's a nesting instinct. When I accidentally turned to HGTV I couldn't stop watching. If my husband didn't stop me our house would be full of themed rooms and chachkis. But I really do hate that this has bled into other channels.
Which would you rather watch: a show about rare animal diseases, with a focus on an IRL case and it's healing process, or a show about a vet who sometimes gives information about the illness, but it's usually just "this dog broke its leg," or "this alligator is stuck in a trap. Btw talk about your family for 15 minutes because that belongs on AP."
I really miss that show about parasites though, it had the coolest visuals, and was really informative.