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'The Shed' Displays Fun, Barbeque, and a Positive Image of Southern People
A reality TV show called “The Shed” recently premiered on the Food Network. “The Shed Barbeque and Blues Joint” is in Ocean Springs, Mississippi. The show is almost unique in that it actually depicts a positive image of southern people.
A reality TV show called "The Shed" recently premiered on the Food Network. "The Shed Barbeque and Blues Joint" is in Ocean Springs, Mississippi. The show is almost unique in that it actually depicts a positive image of southern people.
Reality TV is often synonymous with train wreck TV, no more so when the people being depicted hail from a state that was in the Confederacy. "Here Comes Honey Bo Boo" is a prime example.
The Washington Post recently posited that reality TV uses stereotypes because they are readily recognized and are easy to understand. It avoids the necessity of building unique characters. Southern stereotypes are the most recognized, especially to programming developers who live in New York.
To be sure there are exceptions. "Billy the Exterminator" is a successful businessman, albeit colorful with a strange hair style and tattoos, who regularly solves difficult problems in pest removal. "Duck Dynasty" is another example, about a family that "that looks like ZZ Top and has made millions in a mail order duck call business." So is "Rocket City Red Necks" about a group of down home rocket scientists.
Which brings us to "The Shed." It is clear that the folks who run the iconic barbeque eatery, while quirky and eccentric, are sharp businesspeople and can solve problems under pressure. The owners, Brad Omison and his sister Brooke Lewis, are handsome, young, and highly skilled at what they do, running a food business. They employ their parents, Craig "Daddy-o" Omison, Linda "Mama Shed" Omison, along with a number of other people who represent a cross section of southern types, except for the office manager Hazel Turner, who was born in London.
The first episode aired depicted the struggles to cater a wedding at the last minute, involving a menu of crawfish, a whole roast big, and the first smoked wedding cake in history. This was followed by an episode depicting a girls vs. boys competition to see who can come up with the best marketing ploy. The girls came up with a calendar. The boys came up with a cannon that fired pulled pork sandwiches at a wrestling crowd. While the calendar won on a cost/benefit basis, one cannot argue with the sheer cool value of a sandwich cannon.
Currently "The Shed" runs on The Food Network on Mondays at 10 p.m. Eastern with numerous repeats during the week.