Gee… we were just discussing this & shazaam!


A funny thing happened this week and I want to share it with you and get your opinion…

A few days ago, Bob and I were sitting around & talking about the fact that there are so many “reality” shows on TV these days. Personally, we avoid them like the plague! It all started when we were trying to watch the Weather Channel. I used to love that channel when it came onboard the cable line-up back in the ’80s. It was all about the weather so you could tune in and find out what you needed to know and move on when you were done.

Now you have to wade through all kinds of reality shows just to get a glimpse of any weather information for your particular area. And successful shows eventually grow up and produce baby shows, called spin-offs. First came Coast Guard Alaska and then came Coast Guard Florida. We were members of the Coast Guard Auxiliary before we became full-timers so our hats are off to the members of the Coast Guard.

But, it all gets rather tedious and repetitive after a while. Just like the logger shows… and the fishing shows… and the inside-look-at-_______ type shows. Who cares!

Personally, I could not care less about Kim & her sisters & their personal discussions & dilemmas. The Kardashian family is phony in my opinion. Kim’s marriage to the basketball player last year was a sham. They ought to be ashamed of themselves… but they aren’t. In fact, they are making money hand over fist. I just don’t understand it???

I used to watch Deadliest Catch back when it started. I used to love to watch it in the early years… before it became a grind and the bickering became unbearable. I must admit, I was in tears during most of the season when Capt. Phil Harris was dying of his massive stroke. Although, with his high-stress load and chain-smoking, it was not a big surprise. It’s not a lifestyle or responsibility I’d want for sure.

I quit watching the season after Phil died. I tried to pick up on the next season, but it was just not the same. I don’t even know if it is still on anymore to tell the truth…

I tried to watch one of the spin-offs, “Hilstranded,” but it just seemed scripted and put on. Each episode was about different fishing adventures with Jon & Andy Hilstrand. I’m sorry, but how many fishing shows can I stomach! I like the Hilstrand brothers, but this was overkill.

I just Googled “Honey Boo Boo” tonight to see just who or what a Honey Boo Boo was? I watched a few clips of interviews with the pint-sized, overweight starlet-wannabe and her mother and was instantly very sorry for doing it. Apparently Alana Thompson is Honey Boo Boo and she is originally from the reality show Toddler’s and Tiara’s. Really? You could have knocked me over with a feather on that one! My first impression was that someone needed to turn her over a knee and teach her respect and manners. I can only imagine the kind of teenager, and then adult she will become.

I digress on my rant…

So Bob and I were talking about how we were surprised that they did not have a reality show about full-time RVers. Especially one following gate guards. There could be lots of drama in that one.

We both agreed, we have a nice quiet life as is and we want to keep it that way. I have no aspirations about sitting and chatting with Jay Leno, wearing a dress that sticks to me like it is three sizes too small. I recently saw Kris Kardashian-Jenner on tonight and she was constantly holding down her dress when she sat down so she did not give a surprise showing of what was underneath 🙂 You know, it’s refreshing when you see a star come out dressed appropriately and comfortably. And, they don’t look like a plastic blow-up doll. (But that’s another rant I won’t go into right now.)

It wasn’t two days ago we were having this conversation. Then, yesterday we were perusing through the Workamper News daily Hotline that comes to our email and what did we see?

>>>ANNOUNCEMENT

RV Owners: Major TV Network Wants to Hear Your Story! 

Major Cable TV network is currently seeking RV owners for an upcoming pilot. If you live in any type of home-on-wheels and love the open road, we want to hear from you! Seeking all personalities and lifestyles. Whether you have a unique story to tell, or have an RV like no other, please tell us a bit about yourself by emailing XXXXXX@XXXXXX.XXX

 Thank you!

Casting Team<<<

OMG–Here’s the next population segment they are going to exploit. This ought to be good!

I wonder if we will see anyone we know… Hmmmmm?

I can say with ABSOLUTE certainly, it will NOT be us!!!

Would you be on a reality show about RVing? What are your thoughts?

Till next time,

Vicky

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10 thoughts on “Gee… we were just discussing this & shazaam!

  1. Oddly enough we had a phone interview with these folks last summer. They had sent us an email after finding our blog. They thought it was interesting that we met while RVing and working at Amazon.com and that we are not yet of an age to retire. We got a bit nervous because they seemed to be looking for “dirt” on working at Amazon.com, but we didn’t go there — especially as we were on our way to out fall commitment there! Not sure what we think about it, but not a road we have to cross unless they call back…

    • Very interesting Carol. Of course they were looking for “dirt.” That’s how these shows work. No one wants to see people getting along. They exploit them! Thanks for the warning about them trolling blogs for people to reel in.

      I have some friends doing the Amazon thing. If you’d like to do a guest post about working for Amazon (like the physical demands & the benefits you receive) I’d love to post it. Just email me your post and I’ll review it for posting to this blog.

      Thanks for your reply 🙂

      Vicky

  2. I also agree that the weather channel has lost it’s way but ratings/viewers are what they after for the ads. My wife and I take a lit of online surveys and they ask what we are watching, what ads we remember and for how long. The marketing is aimed at 15 to 28 year olds because we never qualify for further questions once they know our age.

    Regarding the reality shows you are spot one. We try a couple and look for the tell tale signs that it’s all staged and move on. Moonshiners is not bad; only because I kid that as we leaving to fulltime in the South we are going to build a still and run shine. The look from family and friends is priceless.

    Keep up the great work!

    John

    • Oh John, I’ll bet your family does look stunned-LOL. Thanks for your input. I know what you mean — marketing is aimed at 15-28 year olds. Just go by any department store and look at the maniquins…

      Be careful running that shine now-ya hear! 🙂
      Vicky

  3. Oh no – not for any amount of $!
    I love and value the peace and the privacy of the job.
    No one would be interested anyway – we never fight (Henry throws up if anyone argues). 😉
    How many hours could you watch someone reading and writing and going in and out and in and out?

    • I so agree with you Debbie! That’s why we do not watch reality TV. It’s so redundant and unimportant. It does not take long before it become boring!

      My main objection, and I have many, is they do their best to pit people against each other to create drama. I don’t need it.

      Great to hear from you!
      Vicky

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