Friday, April 19, 2013

Pseudo Reality

OK, I admit I do not watch much TV. The extent of my television viewing consists of serious shiz like Mob Wives, anything Bachelor related, and Days of our Lives. So how pathetic is my life that while I'm blogging I listen to these ridiculous pseudo reality shows that Uncle Jeffy and the boys are watching intently in the living room? Such gems as Operation Repo, American Pickers, Storage Wars, and my all time favorite Swamp People are background noise for me.
Now last night Jack Daniels may, or may not, have been involved during an episode of Operation Repo 'cause Uncle Jeffy was gettin' his boxers all in a wad about the fact that the show was "scripted" instead of being full on reality. He's yellin' at the TV sayin' it's a travesty that the show is obviously using actors now instead of the real deal. Apparently there was some scene where one of the "stars" of the show shot some guy in the leg with a needle and the guy instantaneously passed out, when in fact that would take about 15 minutes in real life. There's no more camera guy out of breath runnin' after the dead beats who owe money, but rather the camera is now very carefully placed at perfect angles to capture all of the fake action.

Uncle Jeffy was so incensed he made 13 year old Ry Guy email the show and complain about the lack of reality, saying he will NEVAH watch again because they have sold their soul. WTH??????? You will all be so happy to know we did receive a canned response saying "our viewer's opinions are very important to us, and although we can't respond to each individually, we do read and consider all viewer input." Oh I'm just sure Lou, Sonia and the gang will just forget about entertainment value and go back to their roots after that email.

P.S. Instead of my regularly scheduled programming of a Weekend Wisecrack tomorrow I have a special treat and giveaway for you that is not to be missed. Be sure to tune in folks!!!!

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19 comments:

  1. A reality show sold its soul? No way!?!?!
    Swamp people rocks, especially when the people in the show remind you of people you know.

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  2. What is the world coming to? Next Jerry Springer will hire actors, oh wait.

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  3. I never understood why they called it reality in the first place; there is nothing more unreal than a "reality show." Once the cameras come on everyone has to go into acting mode...it's just a fact of life and that's the real part about it. :)

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  4. Genuine reality TV would be boring as hell, because real-life humans spend most of their times mooching around and scratching their butts. If people started acting to a script in real life they wouldn't need to watch TV.

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  5. This junk is the background sound of my life in the afternoon. I withdraw to my computer and earphones. Trash.

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  6. ALL "reality" shows are in my opinion, FAKE, and COMPLETE GARBAGE.

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  7. I remember how nice tv was before reality shows.

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  8. I am a sucker of American Pickers and Duck Dynasty. Cant help it!

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  9. I am a sucker for Duck Dynasty too, but the rest are garbage. I take issues with Storage Wars. How much of that stuff is planted in there for a WOW factor? I constantly complain about it, yet, my husband and daughter tune into that stupid show all the time.

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  10. There are so many reality shows now, I'm thinking I'm the only one who doesn't have one. Maybe you guys can write a letter and get that taken care of?

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  11. A Give-away on a Saturday, when I don't usually turn on my computer? Oh, Okay, I'll be back, dang it. hahahahaha. and ...I just might be back 'rockin' those brown cowgirl boots with the TIFFANY BOX blue insets! OK! hahahahha.

    Did you ever see Design Star on HGTV? That show is so o o o set up and not a reality show at ALL! and ...why does RyGuy need to shoot off the email. YOU, my sweet, should have been the one to tell them what is what ! ! !

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  12. Op Repo... One of my Son's favorites!!! Right behind his Sons of Anarchy. I'll have to check with him & see if he is now "aware" of the "scam."

    Can't wait for tomorrow... Happy Friday, Slu

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  13. Haha what a show.

    Cheer isnt that bad, stretching helps a lot when it comes to flexibility! But I am hypermobile so I guess that makes it a little easier for me as well. But I usually just stretch while I'm watching tv or reading a magazine or whenever I dont have anything else to do ;p haha :)

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  14. I saw an ad for 'American Pickers' but gave it a pass. Somehow, watching someone going after "Nose Gold" doesn't sound like Must-See TV to me.
    Or is it about something else?

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  15. I can't wait to read what you're up to with this special giveaway.

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  16. Pickers isn't so bad, although I don't watch often. The others . . . definitely not. lol

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  17. I'll admit it--I do like American Pickers and Storage Wars...but the rest, especially Swamp People...oh hell no! I got enough of that reality just around the block from where I live.

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