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The only thing I can imagine that's worse than reality TV is scripted reality TV. Lizard Lick Towing is about a real repo company, but every episode contains scripted reenactments of their exploits. The characters, despite being real people, are completely unbelievable, and most of the situations on the show are clearly over exaggerated. In one episode, the boys try to repossess a man's mustang. The guy jumps into the car, drives it off the hitch, and then drives off. Rather than trying to get away, he circles back to where he started and then drives the car into a pond. In true Ronnie Dobbs fashion, he gets out of the car, stands on top, and flips them a double bird. The boys "trick" the redneck by offering him $250 to wade out into the pond and hook up their chain so they can tow the car out. After he does this, they push him into the pond and take off running. The guy shows up with two friends outside a restaurant later as Ron and his wife are having dinner. Ron calls Bobby, and they confront the man in the parking lot. Bobby decks one of the guy's friends, and then Ron picks the man up and body slams him into the windshield of a car while Bobby takes out the other friend. The three rednecks just lay around in the background doing nothing while Ron argues with his wife and then talks to Bobby. Everything about this episode was so fake that I couldn't believe it was being presented as real. In one of the "All Worked Up" episodes, Bobby actually charges a man holding a rifle. All of the action is inter-cut with Ron saying things like, "I'm as proud of her as a little puppy that's got a new flea." This is a pathetic excuse for entertainment.
Many of us wondered what the absolute rock bottom of "reality TV" would
look like. And now we know. Sadly.
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.
? Are you effing kidding me ???
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.
I have watched the making of this show due to the fact that I live less
then a few miles from Lizard Lick Towing in North Carolina. It's got to
be the most LAME, dumbest thing to watch not only on TV, but as there
taping the show. It's so fake and just plain out stupid. Everyone that
I have talked to not only here around Wendell/Lizard Lick, North
Carolina where I live, but in and around several towns in Ohio and KY,
where I have travel back and forth several times this year and the last
few year's alone. When they hear that I'm from the Lizard Lick area
it's close to the same thing. Just what the hell are the producers of
that show thinking? And how pathetic and desperate the producers truly
are. You producers must be turning your heads and closing your eyes
because the rating's can't be very good when it comes to this show. Due
to the fact that there's not one person that I have talk to likes that
show or even waste there time watching it. Find something better to
show please. No one that I have talked to likes watching that show.
Take it off the air and put something 99.999% better one. It makes me
ashamed and embarrassed to be known that I'm from the Lizard Lick area.
"Because not a dammed thing happens at the lick"...
I don't get these fake so called reality shows that seem to be saturating our TV sets. If something is supposed to be reality TV isn't it supposed to be real? The show follows a firm who specialize in repossession following them around apparently repossessing vehicles, the show is staged with terrible acting and ludicrous over the top supposed unexpected happenings filmed from every conceivable angle even in cars they have yet to enter and in homes they have not visited yet. If you watch it you will see just how staged it really is it makes The Hills, The Only Way is Essex, Geordie Shore and all these so called reality shows look almost real Lizard Lick Towing is almost laughable to a point where it starts to become annoying. What a strange world we are living in when talentless buffoons can make a fortune from such utter rubbish, this is the height of airhead TV I would rather watch paint dry or read the entire telephone book. As you can gather I dislike this show immensely but then again I hate so called reality TV.
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I was disappointed that Ron and Bobby were such wusses. They should not have let Dwight get away with stiffing them out of $10,000 and torching their vehicle. What was worst is that Ron gave back the first $10,000 that Dwight paid them for a previous repossession. What they should have done is send Dwight to the hospital and torch his business. If Dwight's men fought with them, then they should have had an all out war. Instead, Ron and Bobby were being wimps. When Ron and his wife tried to talk Bobby out of taking revenge on Dwight, he should have just said, fine I will do it without you, You can either help me out or get in my way. If you get in my way, I will put you out of the way. Bobby and Ron were just ball less. It would have made the show so much better if Ron and Bobby would have hospitalized Dwight.
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Omg..people need to LIGHTEN UP!! It's not supposed to be 100% real;
that's why it's called entertainment. If you want true reality and
nothing more, watch CNN or the History channel. I'd rather be watching
this than some drama loaded trash like Real Housewives...that's for
sure. I am a country girl myself and these people remind me of home :)
Personally, I LOVE this show and never miss an episode. Ronnie, Amy and
Bobby are likable, down to Earth, honest people who run an honest
business. There's nothing wrong in that. For those complaining about
hoo rough and tough they are? HELLO?? They are running a repo business
and repossessing cars from lazy lumps who don't pay their bills;
they're not playing Chinese checkers. You have to be rough and tumble
in a business like that. Amy is a take charge, in your face woman who
is not intimidated by anyone and is not afraid to speak her mind; I
admire and respect that. Ronnie's witticisms are hilarious and always
crack me up. Bobby is a hardworking and loyal employee/friend who,
unfortunately, gets the crap end of the stick by doing most of the
dirty work Lol..he's great to watch though and I like him. And Juicy is
HILARIOUS!! She cracks me up all the time.
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.
If you think lizard lick is fake...then. you have two choices... 1. turn the channel. 2. turn TV off.....I love Lizard Lick and will continue to watch the show....Amy, Ronnie, Bobby and the crew. Keep up the great show....love you guys. I watch this show every week. If im not home I record it. You have had many good shows. Amy and Ronnie.. I.love it to when we can see what really goes on in your home..the way you live. I want so much to come see your business. I have a brother that lives Twenty miles from you. When I ho to visit him he will bring me to lizard lick And hopefully you will all be there to meet you all... I want a license plate one way or the other to put on my car. To bad you couldn't come to Punxsutawney,Pa to see our groundhog...Phil. this is where im. From...bless you
its not often the UK gets a good American reality show, that doesn't
involve some Hollywood reality ass, and there wealthy family. so when
this show started airing in Dave (the UK's man channel) with a witty
caution notice daring everyone not to enjoy it. its something i knew i
had to try. following a motley crew of recovery workers working out of
North Carolina, it follows them recovering a mix match of vehicles all
over the states. often they get caught trying to repo there vehicles,
and often the vehicle (users) will come to the company depot, to
dispute ownership of the vehicle, actually that happens nearly every
time, with the public tearing up the main entrance a bonus. all this
happening whilst the company is on the brink of collapse and friends
being won and lost.
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.
Despite the possibly implausible story lines, the definitely ham acting and the blatant scripting of the programme, my husband and youngest son are ardent fans of Lizard Lick Towing. For my son, the appeal lies in the fact that there is action, drama, well known caricatures and great big trucks in every episode. For my husband, well,there's the added distraction of Amy, who he describes as 'a feisty American woman'. The blessing for me is that when the men of the household are engrossed in the antics of the Shirley clan, I can continue the decorating in relative peace. So, Tru TV/Dave, keep up the good work, I still have the back room to do!
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