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Old 02-25-2013, 11:42 AM
 
Location: Dangling from a mooses antlers
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I believe a question that's been nagging me has been answered. All these Alaska shows now, even a show about one guy building a cabin. I've wondered what the people in Alaska, and haven't recently moved there, think about them.
I like them. It's the free enterprise system at work. If you've got an idea for a show run with it. Some are corny, overly dramatized, poorly written and just not well thought out. But they are someones baby, someones brainchild. I've seen parts of Alaska in these shows that I know I'll probably never be able to visit. I enjoy that and get a lot out of it.
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Old 02-25-2013, 12:22 PM
 
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Most of these shows are subsidized by the state.
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Old 02-25-2013, 12:46 PM
 
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These shows take twists and turns that are sometimes 'unbelievable'. Maybe i don't understand other peoples 'reality'.

I was looking for a contact at Discovery earleir today and came across a series of articles on how Todd Hoffman was stoned on his a$$ during the show last Friday. Seems that many people think he has a little bit of a nose candy problem....which might help to explain his goofy 'reality'.

I guess we all have our little addiction to one or the other of the shows. But many seem to have really drifted from the ridiculus to the simply "this has to be staged--nobody could be that dumb'.

Like most other television, they will become saturated and run their course. The bigger question is, 'what's next'?
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Old 02-25-2013, 01:42 PM
 
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He must be using the wrong nose candy then, most cocaine/crack addicts I know or have run into in my professional life are not nearly that overweight. Usually they are either anorexic or close to it. Not too many have BMIs over 30.

(There are, of course, exceptions...)

Maybe he is doing 'coco puffs' and raiding the fridge afterwards.

Wouldn't surprise me if he was or if he wasn't.
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:10 PM
 
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I'm trying to watch that. But really can't figure out the point in it. It's not funny nor entertaining.
I guess it's mildly interesting when you know the people who work there. The funny part is that Phred doesn't look anything like that in daily life. She definitely spent some time at the salon before filming.
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:41 PM
 
Location: upstate NY
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I'm set for the next reality show called "Building in the Wild", where I get to show people how to access the wilderness and get their supplies out to their property!

AND... How not to get eaten doing it!

Hahaha. theres a show called "Buying Alaska". It's a bunch of rich over privileged, over paid people looking for a "get away home" in Alaska. Their buying the best of the best out there and complaining about all the details that make Alaska Alaska. Just seen it on. It's bad.
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Old 02-25-2013, 10:09 PM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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That Buying Alaska show, it does make me wonder if those people have ever been there in winter. I hear it snows some, and stays kind of dark.
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