My faith in humanity has been totally restored. Not only did the powers that be here at Reality Tea have me start recapping Duck Dynasty (score!), but apparently the rest of the world is finally catching on to reality's best kept secret. The world loves the Robertsons, and that makes me love the world.
As if my love of Si, Willie, Jase, Phil, and their families isn't enough to keep me warm at night, now I am so excited to report that viewers everywhere are following suit. Last night's ratings for Duck Dynasty were through the roof, and A&E can just sit back and pat itself on the back for a job well done. The Duck Commander crew has arrived, and I hope they aren't going anywhere.
Oh Robertsons, it's been far too long! Like most of y'all, I have been waiting for last night's season premiere of Duck Dynasty, and (no shocker) Willie, Jase, Si, Phil, and their families did not disappoint. I couldn't love this show more if I tried. Sure, there are some scripted elements, but the family love, the faith, and the humor are anything but, and it's just as humbling as it is entertaining to watch. I'm so thrilled to get to recap the new season.
The guys are hanging out in the warehouse, and I feel like it's a bunch of Santa's elves hanging out…if Santa's elves wore camo and had a subscription to Field and Stream. It's no coincidence that Jase likens the boys' anticipation on Duck Season Eve to be that of children waiting for Old St. Nick to make an appearance. Si thinks he'll be sleighing slaying (sorry, horrible word play!) ducks with not only his rifle, but with his mesmerizing stare. No doubt we have some readers who wouldn't mind being hypnotized by Si's googly eyes, but I won't call out any of y'all Soncee! Si must be very careful with how he directs said stare…he doesn't want to knock himself out with its power when he looks in the mirror!
Jase is shocked to hear that Willie will be camping with the boys on Duck Season Eve. Willie reminds him that it is a family tradition. He's still a redneck, right? RIGHT? Si and Jase then start in on a hilarious diatribe of Willie's idea of roughing it…like opening a garage door manually, having the wrong comfort setting on his sleep number bed, watching a DVD instead of Blu-Ray (you KILL me, Si!), or having to unload the dishwasher because his wife is out of town. Jase can't believe that Willie is ready to brave the wilderness…after all, he frequents coffee shops. God, I LOVE this family! The boys convince Willie to give them the day off so they can prepare for their camping adventure.
Now, I'm not one to call out someone else on their convictions, but the story you are about to read is ridiculous. Actually' I don't mean any of that. It's my job to call out celebrities on everything from political views to fashion mishaps, and this story isn't all that crazy. Of course, I am just qualifying that last part to prove that I really don't enjoy calling out anyone based on their beliefs. I could go on forever with this round of circular reasoning.
It's no secret that I am a huge fan of Duck Dynasty. The Robertson boys make me laugh, give me hope in the family unit, and, if you listen to my friends, solidify the notion that I have a definite type, and that type is anything with a beard. It's hard for me to imagine anyone not liking this show or this family, but I'm not going to judge someone who doesn't…even if it means that someone cancels a late night talk show appearance last minute to avoid the cast. Sticking up for what you believe in is an important character trait; however canceling last minute is just plain tacky.
I can't wait. Seriously. I am counting down the days until my Robertson boys are back on the A&E. In case you are wondering, we have fifteen more days until Jase, Willie, Si, Phil and the gang from Duck Commander are gracing our television screens. That's right! The third season of Duck Dynasty is premiering on Wednesday, February 27 at 10 PM ET.
Just like with seasons past, we can expect to see some crazy backwoods antics and true family values. Just because they run a multi-million dollar empire backed by the world's best duck call doesn't mean that this family doesn't get down and dirty…all the time. This season, we'll be treated to Willie trying to shed a few pounds (he even attempts yoga with Korie…bless his heart) so he'll be slimmer for his high school reunion, as well as plenty of hunting time for the guys out in the swamp. Jase and Willie take their wives deer hunting, and Si wants to find the perfect dog to keep him company. How can you not just adore this family? It's the antithesis of almost every other reality show now and days, and I find that totally refreshing!
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You know, ever since a little Dakota Fanning magnificently tackled playing a wise six-year-old in the very grown up movie I Am Sam, I knew she was going to have an amazing career…and she has. The actress has run the gamut by playing thought provoking and controversial roles throughout her tween and teen years while her Hollywood peers were partying hard and being typecast in every teen movie we've ever seen. Not only that, with a thriving and respected film career, Dakota managed to graduate high school (one she actually attended where she was a cheerleader and homecoming queen) and begin her studies at NYU. All the while, she's still picking roles that help hone her craft and catapult her into blockbuster status (thanks, Twilight!).
Proving that you can be a major star and not have your name in the tabloids every day (are you listening, LiLo?), Dakota has managed to stay under the radar regarding anything other than her career…until now. That's right. Dakota Fanning may be an award-winning actress, a serious college student, and an avoider of the negative limelight, but she's also an avid reality show watcher–and not just any reality show.
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I know I've said it before, but I love, love, LOVE the Robertson family. If I didn't think Jase and his wifey were so adorbs, he would totally be my dream guy. Yes, I'm talking about that little gem on A&E known as Duck Dynasty. Sure, the situations they get into are definitely scripted, but the love and hilarity is so real. Duck Dynasty is what reality programming should always be like…it's the same reason I watch Here Comes Honey Boo Boo and Jersey Shore. They all truly care for one another.
Yes, they're hairy and silly and don't shower that often, but they are all very intelligent and kind. Did you know that Phil is a former school teacher who declined the NFL draft while playing first-string quarterback at Louisiana Tech? The second-string quarterback when Phil played was NFL Hall-of-Famer Terry Bradshaw. All of his boys went to college, and they all became Duck Masters except for Al who used to be a minister…he's also the only one sans beard. Okay, okay, I'll stop with the ridiculous Robertson trivia. I just love them…and now they've given me yet another reason.
The Robertsons typically live under the radar (minus the whole reality show thing), but now they are using their popularity for the greater good. I am not at all surprised. These are good people, y'all, and if you've never watched, I highly encourage you to do so. It's drama-free fun…and cute burly men!
A&E is doing the happy dance this week as its smash hit reality series, Duck Dynasty, became its most-watched show ever on Wednesday night. The Robertson family's season 2 Christmas-themed finale drew in a staggering 6.5 million viewers!
A&E's president says the reason viewers are connecting with Uncle Si, Phil, Willie, Jase and the rest of the Robertson clan is because “Duck Dynasty represents the best of A&E’s unique brand of storytelling, showcasing authentic and engaging characters.”