Well, I’m back from a much-needed four-day break from work. I rarely ever take off, but it was high time, and I left a message saying “call back on Monday”, which I’ve never done before. Sometimes my phone rings as late as 10 p.m. with folks wanting a tour, a charter, or a rental, so taking a break from the phone was nice.
This past weekend, I stayed with LilSis and RenRed and soaked up their hospitality. One of the relaxing things we did was watch reruns of Louisiana-based realty TV shows, Swamp People, Duck Dynasty, and Cajun Justice. But I just don’t quite see these as typical reality TV. I mean, they’re nothing like “Candid Camera“, “Survivor“, or “Keeping up with the Kardashians“, right?
Now I’m refreshed and ready to tackle the business at hand, the first of which are a bunch of email inquiries about charter trips. Seems like a new crop of folks have just seen my episode of Louisiana Outdoor Adventures on The Sportsman Channel and want to come down, which is great!
Secondly, I had an email about the possibility of discussing our opinions of the above-mentioned, Louisiana-based TV shows on the July 21st radio show. I had no clue I was doing homework while watching those reruns at LilSis’s house.
But now I have a little more homework to do, and I need your help. Well, I want your opinion about these Louisiana TV shows. To me, they are somewhere between documentary and reality television. There is some narration and real information, like a documentary, with the addition of some live action along with some staged footage, like a reality show. We, the viewers, are left to decide how much of it is “real” and how much of it is “staged”.
Incidentally, more than 5,000 people visited this blog over the past weekend. Granted, most of them were looking for good fig preserve recipes, but this is an invitation to all those figgy people to share their opinions with us, too.
So, if you watch (or have watched) any of the Louisiana-based TV shows mentioned above, would you please take part in this poll? If you haven’t seen them, feel free to follow the links and watch an episode or two, then come back here and share your opinion.
I look forward to seeing what you think about any or all of these shows, and thanks so much for helping me with my homework! Also, comments are very welcome, especially if the poll didn’t offer you a choice that tells how you really feel about the shows!
Oh, and happy birthday to me!
(Don Dubuc has a poll up on his website, so feel free to go vote on his also.)