Saturday, April 11, 2015
Reality TV, not so real....
The idea of reality TV is to show real people going about their real life jobs. Sadly it's far from that, it emerged a long time ago that storage wars were "seeding" the lockers with interesting stuff. Pawn stars pawn shop is now virtually a merchandising outlet for their tee shirts etc.
Moonshiners now stars a gone legit moonshiner... so he's a brewer then, and the spokes person for the ABC (alcoholic beverage control) in Virginia Kathleen Shaw says "If illegal activity was actually taking place, the Virginia ABC Bureau of Law Enforcement would have taken action.” And special agent Jesse Tate said "Nobody in the whole series was actually making any liquor, we wouldn’t allow that. If we knew somebody was making liquor they would have been in the next episode in handcuffs.” So no reality there either.
You see the problem with reality shows is they are going to be boring, I mean watching a man cleaning drains is ok the first time you watch it, but by series nine episode twenty three you'll be cutting your wrists, or more lightly watching paint dry, or worse watching cricket. So the producers try and liven it up a bit, and thats where it gets silly.