Thus far, she has been unable to persuade me to give a s*** about her, her food, her family, the dog (I've had negative experiences with Basset Hounds, otherwise I love dogs!) or the ranch. To me, that all adds up to the hallmark of an unsuccessful show, at least by the standards spouted by the FN executives on TNFNS. I do not embrace Ree's culinary POV -- epic failure!
So well put, except I love Charlie! While her family seems nice, & her kids are adorable, you're right- I don't give a shit about seeing them. Contrast that to Barefoot Contessa, where I *hope* to see Jeffrey, TR, Miguel, Frank, etc. etc. PW just engenders no interest from me whatsoever.
Unfortunately, Ree and her handlers obviously went to FN well-armed. They had already constructed a camera-ready studio, plus, Ree brought a built-in audience of her bloggers and potential advertisers. That's a gold mine to FN. It's a no-brainer that they will bring Ree's show back for more seasons. It doesn't matter that she sucks on camera. There are enough people who will watch her show and companies that will buy commercial air-time, so we're stuck with her!
Again, ITA. All that matters to FN (let's face it, to any business) is the bottom line. FN didn't have to build her a set, & I'm betting that the production staff stays at The Ranch during the week or two of filming (the Drummond's can write it all off their taxes, so why not?) Then, as stated, due to her blog there is a huge built-in audience for Ree's unfunny schtick & boring recipes. It is a no brainer for Kermit & Medusa, for sure.
Which means we are stuck with this drek for a long time to come. Blech.