Despite 'Buckwild's' Ignominious End, Reality Television May Not Be Done With Ridiculing Rural Americans
- MTV's "Jersey Shore in Appalachia" reality series "Buckwild" had a very brief and very unhappy lifecycle. It launched amid censure from critics and lawmakers, over its l...
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"Just Buck It." That's one of the catchphrases viewers might pick up on after watching this docuseries that suspiciously looks like the "Jersey Shore" of rural West Virginia. "Buckwild" follows a group of carefree and adventurous college-age friends living in the Mountain State, where they enthusiastically display their love of small-town life and passion for living it boundary-free and to the fullest. The cast includes sociable high-school prom king Shain; nursing student Shae; Joey, Shain's best friend; lady killer Tyler; soft-hearted Katie; and recent college graduate Salwa, the oldest of the group.