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    Quote Originally Posted by traderdan View Post
    We have a friend that works in an office that promotes tourism in Bloomington..She was laughing yesterday because her co-workers were all afraid that Bloomington would be seen in a bad light!! What Bloomington NEEDS is people like Andy,Terry ect. They need to get rid of the "artistic wannabe socialists" that run that place!
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    I watched a few clips. All I'll have to say is this: There's a not-so-fine-line between having fun with rural folk and making fun of rural folk.

    I'm proud of my obvious rural roots and I understand having fun in the outdoors and not taking yourself too seriously ("Duck Dynasty" comes to mind).

    This show is less: "look at the fun these guys are having and laugh along" and more: "look how goofy these rednecks are and laugh at them."

    Obviously I don't know the people involved in the show; they may be fine people. What I do know is that the story is often in the editing, not in the shooting. Also, producers have a way of creating situations they think will be "good TV" that in no way reflect reality.
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    We were at Lowes in Bloomington a few weeks ago and saw that camo truck that the "Bear Man" was driving. We've seen it around a few times since. My wife called the junkyard looking for a part. They didn't have it, but were real helpful in trying to tell her who might.

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    The show does not cast Indiana in a good light.
    Tried to watch the premier.............it was bad and like HM said, I think it isn't a look into a different slice of America, as much as evidencing it for ridicule.
    Never met the folks so can't comment on them, but the show itself.................sucks.
    To be fair, I hate reality shows and was just clicking through and saw the info tag, so watched.

    I've met colorful rural folks and they often posses some charm, some rough around the edges types are actually very intelligent, so never judge a book by it's cover.

    The show (granted just one episode) gave no hint of such treasure. And that may be totally the fault of the producers/directors.

    Whatever the reason for such omission, it has doomed the program AFAIC.
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    I've never been self conscious about where I came from. In fact, I'm proud of my roots in southern Indiana. Yes the show is a bit cheesy, so is everything else on television. I honestly think people would tune into a reality show about people watching paint dry. It's filmed as a docu-comedy, and meant to be a light hearted look at a couple of hillbillies having fun. I don't think most folks are going to watch this and think everyone from Indiana is like this, anymore than the do with New Jersey with Jersey Shore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tradertator View Post
    I've never been self conscious about where I came from. In fact, I'm proud of my roots in southern Indiana. Yes the show is a bit cheesy, so is everything else on television. I honestly think people would tune into a reality show about people watching paint dry. It's filmed as a docu-comedy, and meant to be a light hearted look at a couple of hillbillies having fun. I don't think most folks are going to watch this and think everyone from Indiana is like this, anymore than the do with New Jersey with Jersey Shore.
    No..not everybody in Indiana is like this, many of them are unemployed on purpose (you could not FORCE then to take a job) every dime they get comes from .Gov or criminal activity. They turn their .Gov provided housing into an environment not safe for man nor beast,and then go off and vote for anyone who promises to keep the juice flowing..

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    Quote Originally Posted by netsecurity View Post
    Does Terry at least wear a shirt to church I wonder?
    Yes he does.Gone to church with him and family for years.Terry is a good guy and I think that this show was a bad thing because it's making him,and the rest of us around here,a big joke.
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    i personally enjoy the show, i know of course things are "staged" and what not , but i watch it for what it is entertainment. ...... i made the mistake of telling my kids that it is filmed close and now they are dying to meet everyone especially "Bear Man" ................
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    I liked it too. I set the DVR to record it. Elvis Larry cracked me up!
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    It is what it is and being from the general area I've heard a TON of mixed opinions on the show and how it's making the area look on national tv...Lets be honest, there are alot of "strange" characters in the rural setting and that's not a bad thing..If they really wanted strange they would have went up the road a little to the Poland/Cunot area..lol

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