“This snow cone is giving me a brain sneeze. It’s when your brain needs to sneeze, but it can’t cause it’s a brain, so it just hurts.” – Si Robertson
It’s mind-numbing quotes like these that drew me into the hit show, “Duck Dynasty.” I can’t stop watching, and if you don’t watch it yet, you definitely should.
It is more than just a show about a group of millionaire hicks/businessmen with a lot of money, a lot of free time and a camera crew around them. It is the greatest reality TV series ever. It made me a believer.
Essentially, the silly crew of duck hunters got me over my hatred of reality TV.
I was one of those entertainment snobs — I may still be — you know, the kind of person who you would never go to a movie with because I’d critique the amount of the angles changes made in a single scene instead of just enjoying a film, arguably, one of the most unenjoyable people to be around for any new show.
But “Duck Dynasty” made me get it.
Reality TV is usually just about dumb people. And people watch it to laugh at them or feel better about their own lives, and that is actually okay.
Television, movies, books or magazines do not need to be this overly thought out, flawlessly made artwork where I delve into a newly created world, fall in love with all the characters, and sit there dumbfounded when I close the last page or the credits roll.
Not every series needs to be “Breaking Bad,” not every movie needs to be “The Shawshank Redemption,” and not every novel needs to be “Atlas Shrugged” (which honestly kind of sucked anyway).
They can just be fun, or stupid or worth a little laugh. Because at the end of the day, sometimes that’s just what people need to do. And that is what “Duck Dynasty” made me do.