South Beach Tow Might Be Worst Reality TV Show Ever: A Definite Must See
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Having said all that, we feel fairly certain that the premise for the new South Beach Tow --premiering July 20 on truTv -- is so utterly imbecilic, so devoid of any grain of relevance to living a decent life, and such a time suck of gargantuan proportions that there is little doubt it will be the hit of the season.
Granted, we've all had our cars towed on South Beach, it's like a clubbers right of passage. And we've all imagined that behind that cracked bullet proof glass where we have to deposit cash and a significant amount of our dignity there are some pretty despicable characters. We personally envisioned a herd of wildebeests laughing at our pleas and mocking us as they roll on their wildebeest bellies in piles of our ill-gotten money. Well that's the show. You get to be in on the wildebeests' conversations. At least that's what we get from the trailers.
Don't get us wrong, our take on the show is not meant to besmirch it, any less than we do any other reality shows. Who doesn't like to laugh at other people's misfortune from time to time? And misfortune and having your car towed are familiar bedfellows on South Beach. Plus, it's not our cars getting towed. And even if it was, it probably wouldn't be dissimilar to a starring role in the original reality TV show, Cops. You might be embarrassed initially, but that's easily made up for by the hours of laughs you get retelling the story at family barbecues.
But back to South Beach Tow. It stars a bunch of tow company employees. Just take that in for a sec. Let it settle in you that part of your brain that's warns of you impending doom and wait for the apocalypse sirens to start blaring. About the only thing that seems legit about the show is that the company featured, Tremont Towing, is one of two actual actual towing companies on South Beach (both are currently in a dogfight for towing rights).
So far as we can tell the show rings about as truthful as Casey Anthony was to police. Whether it's a douchy preppy who gets mad and violent when he's not allowed to get his bags out of a towed cab, or the gun toting, Borat-looking greaseball who gets his boat repossessed, or the diminutive rapper who breaks into verse when trying to get his car back, it's all about as real as most female chests on South Beach.
But don't take our word for it, check it out yourself:
Oh, and did we mention that J-Lo is exec producing the truTV reality show. For her sake, we hope she was as involved with plot lines and show concepts as she is in making management decisions for the Miami Dolphins, another of her investments.
South Beach Towing premieres July 20 at 10 p.m. on truTV.
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