Primetime Show Reviews
review by Suzanne
Wednesdays at 10 pm on TruTV
They send me these free TV DVD's to review, so I feel bad if I
don't watch and review them. I feel it's my responsibility. Unfortunately,
I don't like many non-fiction shows, and I generally don't like reality shows.
So please take the review with that knowledge, with a grain of salt.
"Full Throttle Saloon" is about a biker bar. I'm not too keen on
bikers, but I wonder if these are really your typical Hell's Angel type of
bikers. For one thing, the women look a lot more attractive than you might
expect. I suspect they hired new waitresses for TV because most bikers are not
This show seems kind of like Sons of Anarchy, if they were real
people that owned a bar. Well, that's more interesting than it sounds. The
people on the show are very colorful people so you might be interested in their
lives. Apparently this is their second season. In the first season, they had
hail and other types of damage to their bar, threatening their livelihood.
Like most of these types of reality shows, there is lots of
yelling and lots of drama that you suspect might be manufactured, lots of
playing to the cameras. It's not better or worse than so many others out
there. It's amazing how many of them there seem to be and how many cable
channels show them.
If you like bikers, or bars, or reality shows, you might enjoy
this a whole lot more than I did.
truTV Returns to Sturgis for More Wild Fun at the
World’s Largest Biker Bar
Second Season of FULL THROTTLE SALOON
truTV is heading back to Sturgis, SD for
another season of engines, leather, tattoos and beer at the “World’s Largest
Biker Bar.” The second exciting season of the truTV hit series FULL THROTTLE
SALOON, which looks at the behind-the-scenes mayhem at Michael Ballard’s
legendary biker watering hole, is set to launch Wednesday, Nov. 17, at 10
Throttle is no ordinary establishment. This enormous, 30-acre indoor/outdoor
bar features several large stages, a burn-out pit, a tattoo parlor, zip lines, a
wrestling ring, restaurants, dozens of stores, hundreds of cabins for rent and
parking for thousands of bikes.
those elements weren’t enough to set it apart from other biker bars, The
Throttle is only open two weeks out of every year, during Sturgis’ enormously
popular biker rally. Michael Ballard and his team have to pull in a year’s
worth of receipts in these two wild weeks. He gambles that the country’s most
beautiful bartenders and biggest music acts will bring in the thousands of
patrons he needs to make his number.
task is never easy. He must deal with all sorts of unpredictable factors that
could derail his goal, from the recession and wacky weather to out-of-control
biker gangs, egotistical country stars and local law enforcement. All these
gambles pile the stress on Mike and his team, but they must hold it all together
for two weeks, or the Full Throttle Saloon could go bust.
season, the Throttle crew prepares for an eagerly anticipated performance by
Bret Michaels. Mike and Jesse James Dupree get locked in conflict as Jesse
prepares an explosive stunt for Jackyl night. And Mike gears up for some major
changes as he considers the possibility of franchising, as well as taking his
relationship with Angie to the next level.
FULL THROTTLE SALOON premiered in November 2009 and averaged 1.4 million viewers
in its first season, with 850,000 adults 18-49 and 539,000 men 18-49. The Dec.
15 season finale scored a series-high 1.7 million viewers and with 1.1 million
adults 18-49. The episode ranked among cable’s Top 5 entertainment programs in
its 10 p.m. timeslot among men 18-49 (609,000).
truTV’s FULL THROTTLE SALOON
is executive-produced by
Smith, Kent Weed and Frank Sinton of
A. Smith & Co.;
Jesse James Dupree of Mighty Loud Entertainment; and
Arnold Rifkin of Cheyenne Enterprises.
The project emerged from a newly formed
partnership between Dupree and Rifkin. Dupree is
the chainsaw-wielding leader
of the Southern rock group Jackyl who built Mighty Loud into a multimedia empire
and counts among his credits MTV’s hit series Two-A-Days: Hoover High.
After selling Triad Artists to the William Morris Agency in 1995, Rifkin became
President of WMA. In 2000, Rifkin left WMA and formed Cheyenne Enterprises with
Bruce Willis. He has since produced such feature films as Hart's War,
Tears of the Sun, The Whole Ten Yards, 16 Blocks, Live Free
or Die Hard and the mixed martial arts film Blood & Bone.
About A. Smith & Co.
Arthur Smith and Kent Weed in 2000, A. Smith & Co. Productions generates some of
the most innovative, highly-rated and high quality unscripted programming for
the domestic and international television marketplace. Since its launch the
company has created over 1,000 hours of programming and developed and produced
the number one show in America an astonishing 20 times and a top 5 show over 50
times. The company’s current production slate includes the Emmy® nominated hit
show Hell’s Kitchen as well as Kitchen Nightmares with Chef Gordon
Ramsay; Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura; Full Throttle Saloon;
Unsung; Ultimate Car Build Off; UFC Countdown and Pros
vs. Joes. A. Smith & Co.’s highly rated programming and executive team have
been nominated for several awards including a DGA Award, a NAACP Image Award and
a Rose d’Or of which they won two in 2009 for I Survived a Japanese Game Show.
A. Smith & Co.’s library of programming includes hit shows like The Swan,
Skating with Celebrities, and Paradise Hotel.
truTV is television’s destination for real-life stories told from an exciting
and dramatic first-person perspective. Currently seen in 93 million U.S.
households, the network is enjoying its best deliveries ever in key
demographics. truTV features high-stakes, action-packed originals that give
viewers access to places and situations they can’t normally experience. truTV’s
primetime fan favorites include the original series All Worked Up,
Hardcore Pawn, Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura, Black Gold,
Operation Repo, The Smoking Gun Presents: World’s Dumbest… and
Forensic Files. During the daytime, the channel features expert trial
coverage under the name In Session.
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs
branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on
television and other platforms for consumers around the world.
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