Stumped by reality TV


Oooh, fascinating………………………………………….

I fear this may be an unpopular post since I strive never to cast judgments on any group of people. I apologize in advance, I really do. But I do not understand the attraction of reality television or the people who watch it.


oooh, cute……………………………………………..

That goes for “Here Comes Honey Boo”, “Housewives of Anywhere”, “The Kardashions”, and (gulp) “Duck Dynasty”. I know, I know. Some of my best friends love Duck Dynasty and I tried to warm up to it. No luck. To say I’m appalled is mild. A bunch of hairy people making fun of people with tattoos and piercings. Talk about the pot calling the kettle black…

I forced myself to watch a few of the more popular reality shows this week, looking for some redeeming qualities. Made my eyes bleed.


I endured an entire episode of Honey Boo Boo in which the little “star” and her siblings spent an hour sliding on the kitchen floor in butter, or was it lard? Who cares? It wasn’t funny, and all I could think about was how that kitchen floor was ruined forever.

Look.” Leave it to Beaver” seemed like a reality show (no family was that perfect) and about as boring. But it left us with some ideals to strive for. This current stuff must have shock value, and nothing much else. Please tell me if I’m missing something.

After complaining to my cable company, I got nowhere and I’m planning to cancel the service. I live in an old neighborhood and can’t get Direct or Dish so I’m signing up for Netflix and will be watching reruns and movies for the rest of my life. No ball games. No news. NO REALITY. Maybe I’ll be better off.

10 thoughts on “Stumped by reality TV

  1. “Here Comes Honey BooBoo” and “Lizard Lick Towing” are based in Mississippi I believe. Where is your state pride? I have to admit I do watch “Americal Pickers” and Pawn Stars” and have seen several collectables that I know I have in storage, but I am with you on the rest. Go Saints! Don’t give up your football. As far as your bleeding eyes go, live with it. I have not forgiven you and might not ever, for the older woman in leather.

  2. I thought Lizard Lick Towing was based in Lizard Lick, North Carolina?? I’ve never see the Honey Boo Boo show.

  3. Well, I suppose, it might be that when one’s relatives start to show up in a reality show series, that one’s feelings about those types of shows might just change. Atleast thats been the experience for me. Apparently, Duck Dynasty’s producers have a new reality show on Discover Channel on Tuesday nights at 9:30, Porter Ridge, and my first cousin, Barry Moore, is on it. I am mighty proud, as is his moma, Annie Goodson Frye who lives in West Point with you “DD” so be careful criticizing reality shows.

  4. See Jona – knew this would get me in trouble. Okay, I’ll make an exception for anyone with ties to the Golden Triangle and Annie Frye for sure! Maybe it has to “grow on you.” Let me know when Porter Ridge will air – would like to watch….

  5. Let me clear this up……Honey Boo Boo is in McIntyre, Georgia! We have enough problems of our own in Mississippi without taking credit for this one!

  6. Duck Dynasty is not a reality show. They’re just clowning around. Kind of like Pawn Stars. I mean, they never sell anything! That’s not a real pawn shop.

  7. So what is it Al? Unscripted slapstick? Whatever it is, I hope it falls out of favor soon so the History Channel and A& E can get back to some significant programming. The writers must all be on holiday.

  8. Gee Emily, I can see Al sitting down with a bucket of popcorn to watch Duck Dynasty followed by Pawn Stars and his new fave Porter Ridge.

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