I’ll admit, I watch a couple of reality TV shows: Big Brother and Chrisley Knows Best. Big Brother starts in a couple of weeks and watching the conniving unfold is somehow entertaining. It is also a reminder of how few personality types exist in our society. But by a long shot my favorite reality show is Chrisley Knows Best.
Todd Chrisley — a fashion-crazed father of five — tries to run a tight ship in his Georgia household. But with two teenagers and a nine year old still at home, he’s not always up to the challenge. Once you’ve watched about 10 minutes of the show you realize just how scripted it is, but Todd’s one-liners and his interaction with his family is still funny.
Having parents raised in the South, I have heard quite of few of the one liners, but Todd’s comedic timing is impeccable. That doesn’t mean he’s the only one who is funny, his children, wife and mother-in-law can all hold their own.
In this season’s opener, Chrisley’s daughter tries to pull one over on her Dad by using her older sister’s ID — after all, the teen Savanah reasons, borrowing a real ID is a misdemeanor while having a fake one is a felony. Of course, good triumphs over evil when Savanah’s older sister, realizing the error of her ways, takes back her ID.
But the funniest part of the episode is when the entire family is interviewed at their home for a magazine. The mayhem in the house, the one liners and the interaction between the family is priceless.
So, if you have a half-hour to kill, and want a chuckle or two, the show airs on Tuesday nights on the USA Network.