a pretty resounding negative.
My issue with the show is that a lot of those jokers they feature seem a bit on the crazy side, and I worry that it gives us something of a bad reputation (or, I should say, a worse reputation).
I have to admit that I do like the show though. I just wish they would showcase more folks like me. Only the fringe personalities make for good TV, I suppose.
True story. I'm moderately sure that they contacted me before they made the first season.
They wouldn't give me any details without having me sign a
non-disclosure agreement, but the lady I talked to was an associate producer for
what she described as "a major cable TV network." I talked to her twice,
but ultimately declined to participate. I could tell by the questions she asked
that they were just looking for crazies to make fun of. Not sure if it
was "Doomsday Preppers" for sure (there have been a few other shows that it could have been), but the timing for the production of this show's first season is right.
Assuming I'm right and it was this show, I sometimes wish that I had
done it. They wanted me to be a participant and for me to get them in touch with some other Preppers
as well, but, as I said, I got a bad vibe from her. I wonder if maybe it would be a more flattering show to those
of us in the subculture, if I had agreed to be involved. Then again, I'm
probably better off; they probably would have just made me seem crazy
as Hell too, and then I'd regret it and be under a contractual gag-order not to speak-out.
What do you think?