Posted by ryannpopp on March 6, 2013
i wanted to touch on what we talked in class yesterday, and about also the blog “Hillbillies: The Rise of American Entertainment” because i think ClassyPassi brought up good points, and things that i was thinking about during the class period.
While in class talking about hillbillies, and talking about the stereo typical Kentuckian, i started thinking about the multiple reality shows that are out there about rednecks and country bumpkins. unfortunately these shows are reality shows, whether or not they are exaggerated or not. Naturally, i didnt want to engage in any of these shows, because once again i dont find it entertaining to watch people make a fool of themselves, because they know theyre on tv, and that theres a camera following them around, yet they still act unclassy. Yet, for some reason, i suppose because i can relate to it, i do watch Duck Dynasty, no shame. at first i didnt watch it because i was like it’s just going to be about rednecks and what not, but then i came to WKU and it literally seemed like everyone was engaging in this show, even my step dad, so i decided to give it a shot, and see what all the talk was about. i know its about a real family, so it’s reality, but in every episode they kind of teach a lesson, and i like that. like in one of the last episodes i watched it was about dating, because the Willie’s son has a girlfriend and takes her out, and their grandpa comes on their date, and tells the boy how he’s suppose to treat a lady. then there’s another episode where Willie’s daughter is learning how to drive, and now agrees how Willie is teaching her…so Si takes her and teaches her his way…and she comes back and tells her dad that people need to get out of the way…i lost it.
Well ANYWAY, i think that Duck Dynasty Family has good morals, unlike most reality shows.
Starting here at WKU, i constantly was asked where i am from, because of my accent, and i was born in indiana, but ive lived here in KY since i was 4, so i basically have to say im from here, and its not as big of a deal to the students on campus, but whenever i go on vacation or something and someone asks, me and say kentucky then i feel like it wasnt a good enough answer, since kentucky is judged so much on stereo types.
i think that people like turtle man shouldve just stayed on youtube, he shouldnt have his own show, because it’s not entertaining what so ever…it’s just giving us who live in kentucky a bad wrap.