Saturday, May 18, 2013

My new addiction...

...A&E's, Duck Dynasty
I hadn't seen this show prior to three weeks ago, but now... I'm absolutely addicted! I know, I know. What do you mean, Kymberlee? How could you not have heard of this show? It's been talked about everywhere!
It's one of the most popular shows on T.V. at the moment.

Remember, I said I hadn't watched the show, not that I had not heard of this show... big difference. As a matter of fact, quite a few of my friends and family kept trying to persuade me to sit down and give it a go. However, my time is limited and I wanted nothing to do with it. I didn't want to use what little "T.V." time I allow myself spent trying to watch a show about bible toting men and women, guns, camouflage and hunting... totally not my thing. Not one part of that show appealed to me.

With that being said, a few weeks ago I was in bed with my laptop and I was bored. A&E happened to have a day-long marathon of Duck Dynasty's season 3 airing in preparation for the season finale later that night. I flipped through ALL of the channels begging for something that appealed to me. But, there was absolutely nothing on-- Not even the Sham-WOW guy :(  Now, I could have put in a DVD or Blue Ray of something else, but to be completely honest... I was too lazy comfortable to get up. Hey, don't judge!

So, reluctantly I flipped the channel back to A&E. The very first episode that came on was entitled: Duck Season Eve. (Seriously? Like, Christmas Eve... is hunting really that important?) I curled up on my side, thinking that at the very least it would bore me right to sleep. (I could have totally used a nap)

SHOCK... I began laughing. These characters reminded me of my family. Mildly crazy, good-hearted, hunting folk. I paused my live TV, ran downstairs and poured myself a mug of coffee and raced back upstairs and watched some more.

During one of the commercial breaks, I hunted around YouTube for anything and everything on this show, but it wasn't just the show... after only watching 2 full episodes I knew who each member of The Robertson Family was. They felt like... dare I say it? They felt like MY family.

I found this and cracked up again!

Crazy, Uncle Si! We all have one. I was hooked. I have since purchased the previous seasons on DVD, a pink camo hat and t-shirt. I'm looking to buy a duck call. (No. I don't hunt. My ENTIRE family does, but I don't.)

Now... I can hear you out there saying, but Kymberlee... you don't DO religion. How could you possibly like watching this? It's all about God and praying. Well, that's partly true. They do end every episode with a family prayer. And, consider this... my father is a Baptist preacher. My husband and son are active Catholics. I'm around religion all the time. And, actually... I'm thankful for that. I believe in the concept that everyone is entitled to their own opinion-- To each their own and all, ya know? They don't push anything on me and accept me for who am I and what I believe.

I think what has really touched me about this show is the family dynamic. I'm so tired of watching or even worse now that my son is 11 years old-- HIM watching these reality shows following drunk college kids around who sleep with multiple people and puke everywhere, or crazy housewives from different cities that are NOT like any REAL housewife that I know... remember, I AM a housewife. I don't walk around my house wearing insanely expensive clothing scheming to destroy one of my friends lives. I'm usually chugging coffee while dusting, vacuuming, washing dishes, walking dogs, washing/drying and folding laundry, promoting and marketing, having conference calls with; other authors, libraries and convention planners, or planning Self Publishing videos, and begging for just a few peaceful minutes to write.

So, the fact that Duck Dynasty is a show that I can happily snuggle with my son and husband and not fear what curse words will come out of their mouths that he will pick up and repeat at school. The fact that this show encourages people to display a moral compass... I'M IN!! PLUS, it's just absolutely hysterical!!!

So, give it a go! Being a redneck is cool! FYI for this post... my family is originally from Galway, Ireland but settled in Charlottesville, VA until my parents moved to Baltimore, MD. I AM a Redneck Chick from way back, but just hadn't accepted it ;)

As the Robertsons' say when people leave... "I'm gone!"

I can't wait to hear what you guys think! Leave me a comment and share with your friends <3

As always, until next time...
Kymberlee, xoxoxo

1 comment:

  1. LOL, I am glad you finally joined the 'Duck'side!