It seems that the reality show Duck Dynasty is all the rage these days on TV. I’ve never actually paid a whole lot of attention to the show but a lot of other people sure are! The premier show of the current season attracted 12 million viewers, setting the record for largest viewership tuning in to a nonfiction show on “cable.” (Aren’t they forgetting satellite?)
I’ve seen the advertisements for the show on TV a number of times and as far as I could tell, it appeared to be a reality show about a bunch of guys with beards who manufacture products having to do with duck hunting. It didn’t sound particularly interesting to me, so I never bothered to watch.
Now that this record-breaking season premier has my attention, I’m thinking that it may be time to check this program out. Surely a program that attracts 12 million pairs of eyeballs must have something going for it, right?
A few tidbits I’ve stumbled upon in my travels around the internet suggest that a lot of people find the show downright hilarious. Maybe that’s the key to it all. It’s good comedy?
I have not yet watched a single episode but I plan to in the near future. I used to enjoy watching the reality show that the Osbournes had for a while only because some of the things Ozzy came out with were priceless for their comedic content. At least for me. If Duck Dynasty appeals to me for the same reasons, they will have found themselves a brand-new viewer.
Duck Dynasty sounds like a program that might rub some people the wrong way. The whole show is built around the duck hunting business and apparently the main characters do their share of duck hunting themselves. That’s not something that’s likely to attract viewers who are sympathetic to the cause of an organization like PETA.
In addition, the stars of the show aren’t shy about their Christian faith either. That’s another potential turn-off for a segment of the population. Perhaps this is a program that might be considered “politically incorrect?”
It appears, however, that there are enough people out there who appreciate the humor, the duck hunting, the open display of faith or perhaps all three, to break viewing records.
I guess it’s time for me to see what all the fuss is about.
Do you watch Duck Dynasty and if so, what it is about the program that you like?