Small Town Security had complex characters, represented in a sophisticated way. It’s more about the unique folks that populate Jjk Security than it is about, well, caricatures of small town rent-a-cops. Setting is secondary. The brush isn’t broad. True to form for the potent AMC production team, even seamy reality TV is handled with an exquisite hand.
That’s not to say Small Town Security isn’t outlandish. I had a difficult time accepting that it was reality. It scans more like a Christopher Guest film, balancing the bizarre with the sentimental.