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True Confession #5: I Watched a Reality TV Show… and Liked It

I’ve always been pretty judgmental when it comes to reality tv, because for the most part it is mindless television exploiting some oddity of society and making it popular (Jersey Shore, Real Housewives, Toddlers & Tiaras, Honey Boo Boo just to name a few).

Exceptions have been made for shows like The Bachelor/The Bachelorette as those are ones I’ve viewed with my girl friends for the social aspect more than show content, but I still feel a little guilty watching and admitting to watching those.

Just a few days ago, I finally broke down and watched an episode of Duck Dynasty after being told how amazing it was by numerous people. I was skeptical, because really, how entertaining can it be to watch a bunch of guys with overgrown beards who make duck calls for a living?

The answer: it is highly entertaining, and definitely worth 22 minutes of your life to watch an episode online.

I haven’t watched enough of the show yet to know all of the names of the characters (and yes, there are some characters  on this one), or any of their history, but I did learn a little.

For starters, these men who are proud to be who they are, happen to work at a pretty successful business and are very profitable. Their success story of taking a family business from nothing to a multi-million dollar company is pretty inspiring, and proves that you don’t have to wear a suit and tie everyday to be a smart businessperson.

Like any reality show, I’m sure some things are overly dramatized, to keep things entertaining, but probably not too much.

As much as I hate admitting to liking this show, I have to say I’m excited to see what happens on the next episode I’m able to watch.

If like me, you aren’t a fan of reality tv either, go ahead and give this one a shot. You might hate it, but you might also find this group of brutally honest people who are proud to be rednecks completely endearing and worth half an hour of your tv watching time.

Do you already watch DD, and if so, what are your opinions about this one?

Also, I feel a small apology is in order for my sister Melanie who has been trying to get me to watch this one for weeks now, and I was wrong to doubt her judgment.

Responses (3)

  1. melanie says:

    Ha! Thanks for the shout out! And just remember: Sister always knows best. 😉

  2. Jessica says:

    Nathan has met a few of them from working at Bass Pro 🙂

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