Please, not another Snookie.
December 19, 2012 3:24 PM Subscribe
A reality tv show that will be airing in January on a major national cable television tv network was filmed next door to my house. Now what?
posted by anonymous to Society & Culture (13 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
The show hasn't aired yet, but will be on a major cable network tv channel starting in a few weeks in January. There's already trailers for it. The network tv show is included in all basic cable packages nation-wide (and internationally too for that matter)...it's kind of a big deal.
Except...I'm already worried because this is the type of reality tv show that is going to paint my neighborhood in a really bad light (think along the lines of Jersey Shore). I'm concerned. I'm concerned for my town's reputation and I'm concerned because my home is going to appear on the show in countless episodes (if not all).
What type of reactions should I be prepared for? What should I say when people ask/make comments? Do I need to worry about people "checking out" where the show was filmed (and hope it doesn't get any more seasons?? Although I don't think this is likely, since they're continuing to film...)
I was approached several times by the film crew with a waiver to appear on the show and I declined. However, my house is going to be all over that show in the background because I literally live next door. Due to zoning and where my property boundaries exist though, they did not need to ask for my permission prior to filming.
I don't want to be associated with this show in real life - I've been a homeowner for 3 years and in the time that I've lived there, my neighborhood has not only grown/gentrified considerably, but has cleaned itself up and is a very pleasant place to live. I'm active in my community and I care about where I live, as do all of my other neighbors. We plant flowers. We sweep sidewalks. We don't litter and have neighborhood block get togethers.
This show is going to make it seem rough, blue-collar, trashy, and low-brow...which it's not. :(