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Old 08-23-2013, 04:49 PM
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This!!!!

OMG, there are so many tv programmes like this. They will film ANYTHING!!!! Put some music over it, add some snappy cuts and voila! You could have a documentary series about donkeys pooing and people would watch it with glee. Crab fishermen, ice road truckers, pawn stars.... Seriously drivel!!!
True. I noticed some of things they do to make these shows seem more interesting even though they're very stupid. I keep thinking of Honey Boo Boo. Another really dumb show. The show is on TLC and it's funny to think that TLC is the acronym for The Learning Channel. lol
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I think the thing that really made me want to give the show a try was when I saw that Phil (the father) was told by A&E to "stop praying and bringing up God on TV" and he said NO. He basically told them that he doesn't care if they take the show off of TV or not but his expression of his faith is not negotiable. I really appreciate that they stand up for their values instead of their "fame". they were successful before the show and they would be successful without it.

I don't think some of these reality shows are any more drivel than some of the fictional shows on TV lol (some of which I love also hahaha) with that said there are A LOT of truly TERRIBLE reality shows (teen moms, toddlers and tiaras... HONEY BOO BOO. YUCK).
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I love it, enjoy most of that style of shows, Swamp People etc..

So shoot me....

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Honey Boo Boo, Toddlers and Tiaras however, I cringe at...
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I have watched a couple of episodes of Honey Boo Boo and liked it quite a bit. It is probably the same reason why many here like Duck Dynasty. They are so comfortable with who they are that you just can't help but be drawn to them.
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This!!!!

OMG, there are so many tv programmes like this. They will film ANYTHING!!!! Put some music over it, add some snappy cuts and voila! You could have a documentary series about donkeys pooing and people would watch it with glee. Crab fishermen, ice road truckers, pawn stars.... Seriously drivel!!!

And how, might you know all this, you may wonder??

My other half LOVES them. Gold diggers, barn hunters, junk rooters, bloody bog diving duck squakers.

Weirdo.
Well there is the opposite argument:
http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/t..._reviewed.html

If you pulled some of the religion it would be more fun though.
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Old 08-23-2013, 05:38 PM
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I have seen it, I don't record it, but it will stay on if I happen across it lol.

I do watch 16 and pregnant and teen mom though, those are like crack to me hahaha. Honey boo boo and toddlers and tiaras no, just no, but to each their own I guess.
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Lol I'm not judging. One of my favorite shows is Pretty Little Liars. Not a reality show but still lol
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Well there is the opposite argument:
http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/t..._reviewed.html

If you pulled some of the religion it would be more fun though.
LOL I read an article (can't find it now lol) where jase was talkig about how certain situations are presented to them but that they don't go along with it unless they want to. He then went on to say that there was an episode where they were in a golf tournament and A&E wanted them to wear "knickers" and he was like "um NO... I do not wear knickers" "but A&E wants you to" an his response was "SO?" LOL "I don't wear knickers!" Lol

Their one liners and (as the article said) deadpan improve is HILARIOUS!

I am not as sensitive to it but other than a short prayer at the end I don't find that there is that much "religion" in the show. I din't feel that it's "in your face"... Not like they go around trying to convert people or anything, it's just part of who they are

As Jase says "it's God, Family, and ducks... In that order" lol
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Lol I'm not judging. One of my favorite shows is Pretty Little Liars. Not a reality show but still lol
Oh I like pll lol. And degrassi, and teen wolf, but I balance it out with true blood, dexter, hemlock grove and orange is the new black lol.
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I love it.

I love that they are all about family. I love their priorities in life.

My mom side of the family (mom's mom & dad...aka my maternal grandparents) were from West Monroe. Vacations in my family consisted of going and staying with my great aunt and uncle in their tiny little house. No air conditioning. An outhouse (I kid you not!). 140 acres of pasture full of cows, a very cranky Brahma Bull named Black Bart, a couple horses, and piles of manure. There was also a fun old barn to play in, chickens to gather eggs from, and a rooster who's goal in life was to shred the skin off your shins. We slept on the floor, usually in the screened-in back porch. We woke up early to homemade biscuits, fresh eggs, and bacon/sausage from whatever pig's time had finally run out. Then us kids were sent outside to play. Lunch was sandwiches, and if you didn't grab one and run back out, you found yourself shelling peas or snapping beans......or plucking feathers from your soon-to-be fried chicken supper.

As it is, they lived just a few miles from Mr. Phil and Mrs. Kay. So maybe that's an added reason why I love the show.

With all the cruelty and hatred and intolerance in the world, I just seem unable to find fault with a show that showcases a family that loves one another, has worked hard to build a booming business out of hard work and sacrifice, is kind to others, engages in lots of charitable work and activities...I could go on. For me, I think we have plenty of shows about murdering people, sexually abusing/assaulting children, and being hateful to others. I enjoy the laid back ease of watching Duck Dynasty and Swamp People.
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