Dog in paradise

Okay, the show “Dog the Bounty Hunter” (it’s on cable, I have no idea what channel) is worth checking out. I don’t dig on reality shows since they aren’t really a representation of reality, considering the fact that people know they’re being filmed and the shows are edited to create story lines, but this show is the exception. I’m pretty sure these people always act just like they do on the show.

If you haven’t seen it, the show features a man named “Dog” who is a bounty hunter in Hawaii. He is overly tanned, wears sleeveless leather outfits, has a long blonde mullet, works out too much and prays to Jesus a lot. He has a titty-dancer-gone-to-seed looking wife, a trenchcoat mafia looking son and a “he’s not really my brother but I call him that” sidekick, all of whom help him get the bad guys.

When getting said bad guys, Dog likes to talk to each of them about Jesus, how they should lay off the crack, that their mothers love them, that if they want to turn their lives around there’s a man up there (God, I guess) who will help them out. I don’t know if it’s because he’s so big or because the cameras are there or because he’s like some zen redneck, but the bad guys really seem to think they’re going to take him up on his advice and make some big changes. I seriously doubt any of them are, but it’s nice to think for a moment they might.

I’ve only caught this show twice, but I’m going to actively look for it this week. There’s something there – I’m just not sure what it is. The apocalypse, maybe? And I didn’t know the show was set in Hawaii until I looked it up on the internet. I’d assumed LA somewhere. Who knew you could be white trash but still afford to live in paradise?