I was bored yesterday and was looking for something different to watch on Netflix, and I came upon this show. I watched the pilot, all of the first season, and the first four shows of the second (which I found are available On Demand), all in two days. There are two new episodes on tonight. I'm just fascinated by this trainwreck of a show and find ii impossible to look away. I'm sure a lot of it is fake, but it's probably still based on some reality in these people's lives.
Out of all of them, Jeff (the goat head and fish carcass guy) was the least offensive. I didn't think it was necessary to put the heads on a plate to serve at the table, but I don't have a problem with goat meat or fish chowder. I have made fish stock from fish frames as he did; it's the same idea as using the Thanksgiving turkey carcass to make a post-holiday soup. It's just the heads and the eyeballs I can do without. And nothing wrong with riding a bike to save on driving expenses, but this would not work for people who live in areas where they get a lot of rain or snow. Nothing wrong with making your own household cleaning products, either. And at least he asked the neighbor lady about using the WiFi; I have read assorted "money saving advice" that advocated using the neighbors' WiFi without asking first.
My husband would shoot me if I decided to vacuum in the middle of the night to save pennies on electricity, as that one lady (whose name escapes me now) did. And my neighbors would shoot me if I decided to use the electric hedge trimmer (or other motorized yard work tools) at that hour. Many cities and towns have noise ordinances that include rules at to when you can and can't mow the lawn, use the snowblower, etc. As for trash burning, our city doesn't charge for trash pickup so it's not an issue here. I know she said it was legal after 4PM where she lives, but if her husband and son were complaining about the smell, the neighbors surely would be, too.
But, Oh My DOG...these people who refuse to buy toilet paper, who pee in a jar and refuse to flush the toilet more than once a week are just plain GROSS! Victoria in particular pissed me off, complaining about her boyfriend's electronics and turning off the water when he was in the middle of a shower. She's another one I would not want to live next door to, as she dumps the pee jar outside into the compost. Another one I'd be complaining to the city/town about over the smell.
I had seen that Roy guy and his wife on Dr. Phil a few years ago. When he bragged about the ketchup thing, Dr. Phil showed him hiow much it cost him in time, and pointed out that his time would have been worth more if he's gotten himself another part time job. The show also gave the wife fresh flowers a month for a year, so she could have some non-dead flowers, and a few other goodies.
Some were just plain bizarre. The dude who booked a strip club as a venue for his daughter's Sweet 16 party because it was the cheapest place he could find? Sure the place was closed at the time, but the guests still knew it was a strip club, the place looked sleazy, yet he was not concerned about embarassing the poor girl. Like the woman who booked the old folks' home for her kids' party, wouldn't it have been better to just have the party at home? I feel sorry for the spouses and children of these people.