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Thread: Move Over Honey BooBoo For Buckwild in West Virginia

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    Move Over Honey BooBoo For Buckwild in West Virginia

    I started the thread on HBB. This morning I was watching the Today show and there was a segment about a new show starting tonight on MTV called Buckwild. It takes place in West Virginia and they showed a clip of a dump truck full of water, and these kids jumping off the roof of the garage into the dump truck.

    As someone who has lived in Iowa and Kentucky I know how offensive these shows are to the perception of the people of the state. West Virginia is the same way. I know it's all about the mighty dollar but it's frustrating to me when I see lifestyles ridiculed in the name of a reality show.

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    I agree!!!!!!! I grew up in South West Georgia and now live in a very small community in North Central Florida.
    The Dukes of Hazard was enough for me.

    delma

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    I agree ... but as my husband is quick to remind me when I see these trailers and remark on it ... "normal people don't make good television". If they did a show on me, I have to admit it would be pretty darn boring


    ETA - neither my husband or I consider these programs "good television". We just mean that it won't sell.
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    The fact is if you're not between 18 and 44 the television industry doesn't care what you watch or what you like. Watch what you like and ignore the rest. It does no good to rant about something you can't change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by delma_paulk View Post
    I agree!!!!!!! I grew up in South West Georgia and now live in a very small community in North Central Florida.
    The Dukes of Hazard was enough for me.

    delma
    I, too, now live in FL. Every Christmas my darling, most loved (by my mother) brother gives my husband or me a gift that says "red neck" somewhere on it. One year they gave him a t-shirt that said, Spam Boy." It's okay once, but not year after year. I am saving their gift of "red neck wine glasses" to serve them their water in next time they visit from CT!! Can't wait! Or else I may 'forget' they gave them to us and regift them to them when THEY move to FL! There are people who are too dumb to recognize a stereotype!!
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    I think we need to realize that on these realality (sp?) shows, that most of the stuff is made up for TV.

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    I'm not sure if it's the mentality of our country, our citizens at 'the top', be it TV or politics..but we are in a bad way, we are in a sad way. I don;t know how to get out of it. Hopefully my family values stay with my family. It is however difficult to reign in the grandchildren. They have so many influences out there, and most are not good!

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    there are 'rednecks' in every state. I have lived from Coast to Coast & North to South & all points in between and I have seen them every where & they are not all Southerners.

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    What I don't get is that there is an audience for this stuff. I assure you that this Elizabeth in Louisiana doesn't " coot'm"!

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    I don't watch these 'reality' shows. They appeal to a certain demographic group of which I am not a member. Notice that TV Land is bringing out shows from the 70's, so there must be a market for the old stuff.

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    OH how dangerous!! people will do anything for money. i hate to see that show with people going through obstacle courses where they get hit and tossed. i always fear someone breaking their back! not fun t.v.

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    Used to get a tee shirt catolog (30+years ago) and my favorite saying was "God must love stupid people he made so many of them" and that seems to fit today. Never seen anything so stupid as some of the reality shows today, nasty and amoral. So I don't watch them.

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    I agree. I live in Georgia and Honey Boo Boo was very offensive to me. It certainly did not portray how most Georgians are. Why try to glamourize the trashy stuff!!

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    I am so happy that others feel the same way, these shows are degrading to the people that live in the areas that they are supposed to represent. I grew up in Oklahoma and am not a stupid red neck they act like. thanks for letting me sound off.
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    I agree with Ellageo, there is something wrong in the country when folks watch these "reality" shows. IMHO this is not reality. I also agree that there is not much to watch on television, and I feel like our younger generation's morals are not very high along with respect. When I complained about my grandkids using the F word on fb, I was informed that I just need to grow up., I happen to be 68 years old and I think I know what is going on it the world. I don't know how to turn it around either, but it is disheartening. I do realize there are lots of good kids out there too, so please don't jump on me about my comments. Just stating MO

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    I live in NC, and I hear the redneck junk all the time. As for the shows I don' t watch them . I feel that I am smarter than that.

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    I live in GA, as well, and I can assure you that none of my friends or acquaintances are anywhere remotely like those "people" depicted in HBB. I just don't understand what the thrill is in promoting immorality, trashy living, foul mouth humans, and creating generation after generation of such! If my children had acted or spoken like those kids do, they might not be adults today! No, not really, but don't parents feel any responsibility about teaching their kids to have a future? Some things just aren't acceptable in any society.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coopah View Post
    I, too, now live in FL. Every Christmas my darling, most loved (by my mother) brother gives my husband or me a gift that says "red neck" somewhere on it. One year they gave him a t-shirt that said, Spam Boy." It's okay once, but not year after year. I am saving their gift of "red neck wine glasses" to serve them their water in next time they visit from CT!! Can't wait! Or else I may 'forget' they gave them to us and regift them to them when THEY move to FL! There are people who are too dumb to recognize a stereotype!!
    FL ? Redneck ? Really ? I guess it may depend on what part . I did live in Broward and Palm Beach counties and most of the people there were from up north. LOL I think my son was one of the few we knew that was actually born there. Now I lived in Ga . South of Atlanta. Peachtree City was all from somewhere else. When I moved to McDonough, yes I ran into people who had never even been to Atlanta. Just never left home. Guess they had everything there they needed. And I must say as much as I have had to move I am somewhat jealous. Let the electricity go off for any amount of time and see who copes easier , the "redneck" or the city boy... oh and my dad was born and raised in Seaside NJ and considered himself a redneck.. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by delma_paulk View Post
    I agree!!!!!!! I grew up in South West Georgia and now live in a very small community in North Central Florida.
    The Dukes of Hazard was enough for me.

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    I live in N Central Fl also in Ft. White
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    I was born and raised in WV and I am proud of it. I now live in Tennessee and I am proud of that, as well. I dislike this generalization that all residents of these states live like the ones on Reality television. WV and TN, both have Colleges, Universities, Museums, Symphonies, excellent Medical Schools, Fine Arts, and most of all good people!

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    I was born in Texas, my younger sister was born in D.C., two oldest brothers and two youngest brothers all born in West Virginia. We grew up in WV (am still here), and I'm sure we were categorized as poor white trash since we had nothing. I have been a legal secretary for many years (to a WONDERFUL older gentleman most of that time) and have dealt with both rich and poor, and for the most part, I love the less fortunate clients - what wonderful people! Also, my husband likes to travel, so I have seen at least parts of most of our states. It used to amaze me when I would see rundown areas, shanties, underprivileged areas, whatever you want to call them, in other states. BUT I now know that each and every state has those areas. So, could it be that the real ignorance portrayed in some television shows is that of the producers who think they are coming DOWN to our level, not the subjects they are portraying? No, I won't watch the show mentioned above (I watch very little television, but when I do watch a show, I want to be entertained, not "dumbed down.") (That might be hillbilly terminology!). I can say very emphatically, thankfully and prayerfully, that I am sooo blessed to live in beautiful West Virginia.

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    I was born in Kentucky, I now live in Iowa, and lived in West Virginia for a while as a teenager. These shows only demonstrate the worst. I agree with you completely.
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    There was an article in the local newspaper a couple of weeks ago about the show. This show is completely staged. The girls were hired and moved into a rental house for a few weeks. As I understand it, then the guys moved in. The folks who live in that area had to make arrangements to be away from home during filming because of the language used, lighting, etc. Interesting how reality TV takes so many "takes". The young people who allowed themselves to be used this way may come to learn some tough lessons: they will loose public benefits if they were receiving them because of the income. I seriously doubt they are holding down jobs.

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    I live in West Virginia, was born, raised and hopefully die in West Virginia. I am proud of our state and every day I'm proud to be a mountaineer. I grew up with very little but was very blessed later in life by having a good job as a lab tech in a chemical plant. Have retired and enjoying life. Don't like to see these kind of tv shows aired as a lot of the generalization people receive from them.

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    May I just say "I hate reality T.V." period.

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