Even though the early 2000s in reality television was dominated by talent game shows with cutthroat competition and hundreds of gimmicks to sell one spinoff of the original Dutch ‘Big Brother’ over the other, lifestyle TV shows documenting various subjects and professions are back in the game again, with a strong foothold.
Every major network is returning to these shows with new additions by the dozens in recent years. This is no surprise, given the massive popularity of Guy Fieri’s culinary shows on the one hand and ‘Street Outlaws’ on the other.
However, the newest potential gamechanger comes from a very curiously odd area of topics – the real estate sector. After the housing bubble crash in the last century, it would be hard to believe for a decade that real estate would ever recover as an industry. While this conception is a common error in behavioral economics, the point is that real estate returned with a special tint to it, this time around, with its connection to showbiz.
Real estate moguls have become more akin to household names now thanks to the sheer number of shows on them and entrepreneurs in general (‘Chrisley Knows Best’ is an example). Naturally, a genre mash-up between the reality docu-series based on professions and the real estate industry was an inevitability.
For the past five years, HGTV, in particular, has cashed in on a major way into this trend, airing ‘Log Cabin Living’,‘Beach House Hunting’ and such shows one after the other, which focus on a specific type of lot and estate apiece.
‘Mountain Life’ is a relatively newer addition to this lineup, and while there are a plethora of shows on homes near bodies of water, homes in mountain regions do not have nearly as many shows dedicated to it. This is where ‘Mountain Life’ stands apart and proves to be a breath of fresh air, as families look to escape the monotonous life of cities and seek a getaway amongst mountains.
‘Mountain Life’ was a huge success right from the start which led to two further seasons being spawned on HGTV. Now the question is, will there be a ‘Mountain Life’ Season 4? Let’s find out.
Mountain Life Season 4 Release Date: When will it premiere?
‘Mountain Life’ Season 3 premiered on May 5, 2018. The show has garnered a reasonably good amount of viewership, although becoming prone to dips in the viewer numbers towards the closing episodes.
Since the show has not been scheduled or renewed yet since Season 3 ended in 2018, it can be assumed that filming has not started. In any case, the renewal or cancellation appears to be pending confirmation. If renewed, it is likely that we will see ‘Mountain Life’ Season 4 release by the end of 2020. We will update this section as we find out.
Who is the Host in Mountain Life?
Unlike event-based or investigative documentaries, ‘Mountain Life’ is a much more casual show that is intended to make us privy to a dynamic slideshow of mountainous vistas and pristine, breathtaking views from the lots, and every episode features a new set of potential buyers. The only binding element between the episodes is the narrator and host, Brian West.
Because the show is not event-driven but inclines towards presentation and the occasional insight and elaboration with tidbits of information, the hosting is the most crucial role to play between the lines. Brain West is well-experienced with this particular area of unscripted TV, having worked as the host on shows like ‘Adventure Capitalist’ and ‘BayWheelz’, and he has proven himself dependable over the three seasons. So it is all but certain that Brian West will be returning as the host for the fourth season as well.
What is Mountain Life about?
‘Mountain Life’ follows the familiar structure found in all of HGTV’s estate-based shows. Each episode features a new family hailing from different parts of the US, who are looking to buy a mountain house with some specific conditions.
The show follows them through their choices as they finally fixate upon the house to buy. The locations where their search takes them forms the highlight of the show and is sure to induce a strong pang of wanderlust and an unshakeable longing for travel amongst viewers.
Through the course of the series, viewers enjoy idyllic visits to the rocky regions of Utah, Pennsylvania, Northern Georgia, Tenessee, Colorado, and Arizona, among others.
Mountain Life Trailer:
While waiting for further updates, you can get a sneak peek into what the documentary is all about by watching the official trailer for the debut season here.
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