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Old 01-04-2013, 03:26 PM
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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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Old 01-04-2013, 04:51 PM
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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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Old 01-04-2013, 07:14 PM
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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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Old 01-04-2013, 07:39 PM
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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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Old 01-05-2013, 07:14 AM
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May I just say "I hate reality T.V." period.
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Old 01-05-2013, 07:57 AM
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I have never watched these "morons behaving badly" shows. It is sometimes too painful to imagine the future for these folk.
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Old 01-05-2013, 08:00 AM
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Originally Posted by DogHouseMom View Post
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.

Well said.
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Old 01-05-2013, 09:49 AM
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So True. It seems like they have dismissed the generations above 45. Thank goodness NatGeo, the History, TLC, and the sport channels. Although even the sports are too violent. Seem there is no 'humor' only four letter words.
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Old 01-05-2013, 10:10 AM
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I don't like when they make fun of people. Certainly the life style of some of these producers are questionable. I guess these reality shows make money for the stars or they would not do it. These days there are very limited moral codes as well as ethics.
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Old 01-05-2013, 10:11 AM
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When we were traveling around while DH was in the Army we were always teased about being from Texas. Everyone always had a good old Texas joke. Let people say and think what they will, I love being a Texan. I guess it must not be to bad as everyone seams to be moving here in droves. I will not watch all those silly shows, they are all trash. If that is really how one chooses to live their lives it is their choice, but I don't have to watch them.
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