"Buckwild" features Shain, Anna, Joey, Cara, Tyler, Shae and Ashley, who all live in West Virginia. While they all that their individual personalities, they bond by partying, performing outdoor activities (or scary stunts for the city folk) and acting crazy.
The first episode introduced a variety of activities that many Southerners remember from their youth: muddin (that is not a misspelling,) four-wheeling and of course, rolling down a hill tucked inside of a huge tire.
However, the first episode was not all fun and games. The girls were on the porch talking and laughing when a police car showed up. Apparently, this is a regular occurrence and Katie says the cops were called on them for simply having their lights on at two in the morning.
Later in the first episode, everyone was partying at the girls' house when a neighbor knocked on the door and firmly told Anna that they needed to keep it down because her children were sleeping. Of course, you cannot reason with someone who has been drinking excessively and Anna physically attacks the neighbor. The guys had to carry her in the house kicking and screaming like a crazy person. This would have been a good time to give Anna some Seroquel.
Due to the noise complaints, property maintenance issues and obviously pouncing on the neighbor, the girls ended up getting an eviction notice.
Saving the best for last, all reality shows must be conflict and sex, and of course MTV delivered. Cara, who is a newcomer to the crew, gets involved with Tyler. The other gals become upset because she will not admit to making out with Tyler. Then, she decides it would be a good idea to have sex with Tyler in Anna's bed.
Is "Buckwild" just another Jersey Shore in a different location? No, it really isn't the same although it may share some characteristics. The first episode was a lot of fun to watch, especially their outdoor activities. As far as the first episode goes, MTV's new reality show does not seem to be following in the trashy footsteps of "Jersey Shore."
Although West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin wanted MTV to cancek "Buckwild" due to "shameful" behavior, the cast just seemed like regular people having a good ole time.