Posted by Jerold Austin
Everyone jokes about how bad reality shows are but I can’t seem to stop watching them. The stranger the better! Obviously I’m not the only one since networks continue to produce them. However, I’ve noticed an interesting phenomenon lately. Rather than getting more creative with premises in many cases, networks like I watch on my Direct TV are taking the shows already on and giving them a gender twist. Hook Line & Sister on TLC is a perfect example. The ever popular ice fishing show takes on a whole new look when presented from a woman’s point of view! Being from the southeast, I make no claim to have any understanding of Alaskan fishing. But even as a woman I was not only surprised that there are women who do this for a living but that they would go on tv to show the experience warts and all. Okay maybe not that surprised but surprised that women who would take on a gender bending role as such would need to show it on tv. Needless to say, it does make for interesting television viewing.