Brantley Millegan opines here about the secret of redneck show Duck Dynasty’s success.
What’s the secret to its success? Compared to most of what’s on TV, but especially compared to other reality TV shows, Duck Dynasty is clean, family fun – even more so than it appeared to be early on. Phil Robertson recently explainedthat bleep-outs in earlier seasons were fake: they weren’t actually swearing, but the show’s producers thought adding the illusion that they were would make the show more interesting. When he realized this, Phil confronted the producers, who subsequently stopped adding the fake bleep-outs.
I think it has more to do with the fact that people are fed up with face lifted stars and filmed fakery. The Duck people seem authentic.
I haven’t seen it. I’m waiting for Downton Abbey.
Now that would be an interesting bit of television. Dowager Countess falls in love with Duck Dynasty guy…