I spent New Year’s Eve relaxing with my boyfriend. One of the things we did was watch tv. While doing so, we came across the Moonshiners TV Show on the Discovery Channel. Now, you know I’m not a drinker. I am 22, so I’m old enough to do so. However, it’s just not something that I’m into (I don’t care for the taste of it). So, that’s not what got my attention.
What made me stop was that the show takes place almost literally in my backyard. You see, I live in Southwest Virginia. I never disclose exactly where I live because I don’t want stalkers. Haha! However, I was surprised to see images of maps on the show where I live! This was the first time I had seen a show on national television filmed in this area. The season finale airs tonight (January 4th) at 10 pm. So, I thought I’d take this opportunity to discuss it on here.
For starters, I didn’t need the subtitles when people such as Popcorn were talking. I guess it’s from where I grew up in this dialect because I could understand him and other characters on the show without issues. Secondly, the show does make it seem like everyone in the area is either making and/or drinking moonshine. However, I can say that this definitely isn’t so. I have never had any nor have I witnessed anyone make any. If I know anyone that makes any, they haven’t told me.
Another topic I’ve seen posted about the show is the realness of it. You see, it shows Tim Smith making moonshine on television. However, there is debate about if he is really making it or not. Seeing as how I’ve never seen this prior to the show, I have no idea. I will say that it is certainly more fun to believe that it is real when viewing it. I did find the Tim Smith interview on Bourbon Blog to be interesting as he did answer several questions about the show and moonshine. Here is a promo clip for the show.
I will say that I like and approve of the opening music choice. So, I’m just curious. Have you watched any episodes of Moonshiners? What did you think of it? Do you believe it’s real or not? Let me know what you think in the comments below.
Disclosure: I received nothing for this post. I just thought it was an interesting show. The opinions expressed are my own.