Originally Posted by Phila26Flyers
All these channels are saturated with "reality" shows like this now. It's unbelievable. A&E, Discovery, Animal Planet, National Geographic (now NatGeo so it fits better in a twitter post), History Channel...all channels with great programming but too many stupid shows like this. How many pawn shop shows and spinoffs have we seen? Pawn Stars, Cajun Pawn Stars, American Pickers, American Restoration. I saw a commercial for another show that I already forget the name of.
Most of these shows have stupid premises before you even get to the obviously scripted drama and events. In the case of Moonshiners, I think it would actually be an interesting show if they created a historical fiction series with characters and a running storyline from episode to episode with subplots, as opposed to this overdone "documentary" style of "reality show."
Exactly. Once one channel has success with a theme everyone jumps on the bandwagon and pushes stuff that isn't there. Hardcore Pawn is another pawn show spinoff on Tru TV (which is the absolute worst channel)
The whole storage wars/baggage battles/auction hunters was the hit after the pawn show run.
Now its everything Amish...
I like NatGeo as they actually have some good documentaries still. Drugs Inc. is a good weekly show.
Duck Dynasty on A&E is obviously staged, but their characters are actually funny.
Everything else is crap for the most part.