LB: I Used to Ask, “Where are the TV shows that aren’t about urban successes?”

honeybooboo-460x306…And I urged everyone I knew who was in any position of power in the Industry to bring us shows that didn’t present our society as one that contained only financially successfully, beautifully dressed, all around idealized men and women but instead showed us characters that “real people,” i.e., hard-working blue collar types, could identify with.

It took a few years, and I’m not saying that I was in any way responsible for it, but here’s what we’ve got available on our television sets now:

  • HILLBILLY HANDFISHIN’,
  • BAYOU BILLIONAIRES
  • MOONSHINERS
  • REDNECK ISLAND
  • LADY HOGGERS
  • THIS IS AMERICA WITH LARRY THE CABLE GUY
  • SWAMP LOGGERS
  • ROCKET CITY REDNECKS
  • DUCK DYNASTY
  • SWAMP PEOPLE
  • HERE COMES HONEY BOO BOO
  • BUCKWILD
  • DOG THE BOUNTY HUNTER
  • AVERAGE JOE
  • BRAT CAMP
  • DATE MY EX: JO & SLADE
  • EXTREME COUPONING
  • ICE ROAD TRUCKERS
  • PAWN STARS
  • NASHVILLE

And, yep, about a zillion more. Fictional, non-fictional, and semi-fictional series about people who aren’t doctors, lawyers, or way too well-dressed detectives. read article