Lizard Lick Towing (2011– )
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I have worked with repo agents for almost 20 years. A number of them are close, personal friends. This is about as far as one can get from anything approaching reality. Every episode seems to feature NUMEROUS felony assaults, both against and by the LL team. And yet nobody cares. Those of you who think this crap is real are the kind of childish tools who tense up while watching pro wrestling. Bobby is a superman who regularly takes on (and takes out) three, four, five guys at once. Come on! And Ronny's inane analogies? That's supposed to be funny? One out of a hundred are slightly humorous, while the rest are just pure idiocy. And good or bad, he clearly doesn't come up with them himself.
What do you people think the and the 19 "producers," 14 "production assistants," and the two "STORY PRODUCERS" are paid for? This is fictitious nonsense. Real repossessions are most often boring affairs in which the recovery agent drives by an address five times, checks the place of employment a few more, etc. Other than the fans of real PI work and skip tracing, the show wouldn't entertain anyone unless there was the type of "comedy" and "action" the producers CREATE. Those of you deluded enough to think this crap has any relation to reality are the reason TV has gotten so bad. My God, people! When you applaud crap, we all get more of it. Please stop deceiving yourselves and either turn the channel or read a book.
This is like "pro wrestling" without much in the character department. The performers completely lack skills of any kind. One of the worst shows on television, I pray to GOD Jesus don't let fake reality shows get popular! This is potentially the worst thing that could happen to the film and television industry, period.
Scripted reality television has me AFRAID to watch television. I would rather watch Nancy Grace twenty-four hours a day, while she's badgering innocent people, than have to flip through the channels and accidentally come across these horrible actors and this GOD-AWFUL television program.
Anybody that has worked in vehicle repossession cannot, and will not, truthfully defend this sorry, lame show. There is just no excuse. It's an insult to the people of North Carolina, and indeed - to anyone of intelligence that would have the misfortune to see all or part of a 'Lizard Lick Towing' episode.
This is the worst show I have ever seen. Is it the worst show that could ever be? It's certainly a contender.
Once you accept that this show is fake, then you can enjoy it. But if you go in expecting it to be legit and believing they're trying hard to make you believe it's legit (they're not), then of course you're going to be disappointed and offended.
Lizard Lick Towing has a little bit of everything (and a good mix of it in my opinion): action, violence, drama, humor, scandal, suspense... and the acting/ad libbing/improv is actually a lot more natural than in most movies and shows on TV. Dare I say it, this show is actually kind of "cute" and endearing. At the very least it's far from pretentious and does not take itself seriously at all, unlike basically every other reality TV show and many non-reality TV shows and movies too.
Another thing I like besides all that is, despite the many imperfections of the characters (they, Bobby especially, are very quick to get physical with people; they often use foul language; they laugh and insult and taunt the person they're repoing from as they drive away; among many other things - of course this is all to make things more entertaining for us) they're actually good, likable, legitimately everyday-seeming (just more colorful) people with good morals: they believe in family, friendship, charity, doing the right thing, being confident in who you are as a person and accepting people for who they are, giving people second chances, helping people in their time of need, working hard, being honest, etc. It's kind of a minor point (and thankfully the show doesn't push these morals down our throats; they're just kind of there), but I think it's a nice touch that helps make the show as watchable as it is.
While those of you who "get it" will understand why I'm giving this 10/10 stars, some might think I'm crazy. To those people, bear this in mind: I give it that rating because I'm judging it for what it is, not for what it's not and isn't trying to be. Of course this is not some Emmy-award winning television show with brilliant writing, acting, directing, production, musical scores, etc. It's not supposed to be, and I'm glad, because we have enough of those shows as it is. It's just supposed to be light hearted, easy viewing, and fun to watch. And that it is, and for that reason I hope they keep renewing it for more and more seasons.
To those who haven't seen the show before, or who have and are one of the ones who gave it one star and talked about how awful it was and how insulted you felt: if you watch it realizing and accepting that it's fake, and then suspend your disbelief (as you do with any other show or movie), and don't take it or yourself so seriously, I think you'll agree it's actually pretty darn fun, funny, and entertaining to watch.
I know that some things are fictionalized; like Bobby dating and having girlfriends. In real life, he's married and has children (or at least that's what I've read from numerous sources). All in all, I think this show is awesome and shows the down and dirty side of the repo business.
I also love the fact that Ronnie and Amy's home life with their children is sometimes showcased; they look like wonderful parents and their kids are cute! My favorite episode was the one where their daughter was born. That was amazing :) This is a terrific show and I will be a loyal viewer as long as they keep it on the air.
now i'm not gonna deny that there's little bit of creative license going off. but its an entertainment program, and sometimes reality isn't entertaining. you can tell when something is put on with a careful eye, but whether its scripted is another argument. you can't script what the main characters say on this show, some of the one liners Ron comes out with are nothing short of brilliant, and has me and my friends in bits every time. furthermore, its a brilliant insight into American people and American culture for those who have yet to venture out of the main tourist destinations.
don't worry American's you will not be judged on this show. its just yet another great American show managing to land on the UK shore.
whilst some might question this is a reality show, it was still way more real than the Kardashians wedding, and for 30 minutes entertainment, you can do a lot worst than Lizard Lick.
I love all the people that work at Lizard Licks and love to meet everyone of them. I am planning on going to America and will defo be going to see them.
Obviously this is not 100% real just like all the other reality program but its good entertainment. Everyone I know watches it and loves it as well.
It's clear they don't take themselves seriously, and it is clear they are having fun with it's simplicity and silliness.
This reminds me of Reno 911, but with a kind of soap opera feel in the background which makes us relate to the characters.
Whether the creators of this show are geniuses or not, remains to be seen; but they're onto something here, and the entertainment is good.
If you came to me with Operation Repo, or even Hardcore Pawn... Those are awful "reality shows", because they're trying to convince us that everything is real.
I don't get that vibe in this one.
Did I mention it is funny? Did anyone see Bobby repoing the car of his high school bully? Ha ha :D
Or maybe I'm a sucker for Ronnie's sayings...
Grow up and get a life it's funny and fair play to them all.
Bony is funny Amy is tough and Ron is funny too They all make a good team
Juicy you go girl Lol
I ain't sad so don't even try to say I am Hoping there will be more. Seasons better then EastEnders and big brother crap.
Any way great programming funny and different Xxxxxxxxx
That being said I love seeing what situation the good old boys are getting themselves into. I like Amy she doesn't take guff from anyone.
This show makes me want to visit lizard lick. They should do promos like wrestlers with lizard lick saying what they're going to do and the person they're serving talking a little trash back.
If you enjoy shows that doesn't require you to be intensely devoted (like me) try it out. It's harmless fun.