Hope in the form of Duck Dynasty

Photo source: A&E Television
Photo source: A&E Television

Lately, it seems like all the shows on TV are junk. There is The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, teaching viewers around the world to fall in love on TV just because it gives you a fuzzy feeling inside. There’s Gossip Girl, which portrays the party lifestyle of New York high schoolers as “the norm”. And there’s Breaking Bad, a show that makes you root for a meth-cooking scientist.

But, wait, there’s hope, and it’s in the form of Duck Dynasty.

A redneck, lovable, Christian-focused family, a success story that requires old-fashioned hard work and determination, and joy in simple human endeavors. Duck Dynasty doesn’t fit in with the shows on TV today, and thank God for that.

Every night before dinner, the Robertson family sits down and thanks God for the simple things: a good day, a healthy family, a sale at the company. How many times as busy human beings do we sit down and enjoy dinner with our entire family? The Robertson’s haven’t lost sight of the importance of God in family life, and they’re teaching their viewers that.

That’s not to say that the show is boring, because it most definitely is not. Uncle Si provides endless laughs with his questionable and crazy antics, Grandma Kay and her love for her son’s wives show that mother-in-laws aren’t so bad after all, and Phil’s confusion while interacting with his numerous grandchildren is sure to put a smile on your face.

There will always be TV shows that make you question whether a moral compass even exists in the hearts of the writers of the shows. They will always be intriguing due to crude humor and crazy antics that allow you to live vicariously through the characters. We as humans will always be addicted to watching the shows that make our blood boil and our heart beat fast.

Wednesdays at 9 pm on A&E Television Networks, the Robertson family takes center stage. Take an hour out of your evening to watch the shenanigans that make Duck Dynasty the wholesome show that it is.

One Reply to “Hope in the form of Duck Dynasty”

  1. Don’t forget Downton Abbey and The Walking Dead! Duck Dynasty is great because you don’t have to watch every episode to enjoy it. Downton and The Walking Dead are rewarding because they ask you to invest in the story and characters. Both types of television (30-minutes you’ll never regret vs. 1 hour you’ll never regret) are great. The moral? Watch all three.

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