The following is my post on truTV’s Operation Repo message board, and is a followup to this post. I’m sure the post will end up being deleted by the forum moderator, but you know what? I don’t care. I wanted to get it off my chest, and so I went ahead and posted it. If it’s not deleted, you can read the original post here.
I gave up on Operation Repo months ago. I only kept coming back to the message board to make my opinion known that I did not think this show belonged on this network. It’s not “reality”. It’s not “actuality”. There have been many examples given of how this show, if it were real, breaks repossession laws pretty blatantly. The fact that the “repo agents” are not licensed (despite some people’s unsupported statements that they have “temporary licenses”) has also been well documented. I’ve even complained to truTV directly using the contact form on the site, as suggested by Coldwater (note: the forum moderator for the Operation Repo forum). It’s obvious I’m not the only one who feels this way.
However, it’s also now becoming obvious that truTV does not care whether this show is “reality” or “actuality”. In what I’m guessing is a move made under pressure from truTV themselves, suddenly the discussion about how fake the show is is closed and removed from the sticky topics (thus guaranteeing it’ll be moved to obscurity), and instead a topic about “this is the best show on TV” (that last I checked wasn’t as active as the “fake” topic) takes its place. It looks to me that instead of addressing the valid criticism, truTV would rather sweep it under the rug and pretend that the show is real and that there are no problems.
In other words, they’re taking the dishonest and morally bankrupt route. Well, I’ve had enough. I’m not supporting a business that shows such shocking disregard for their customers. I don’t appreciate being lied to and willfully ignored, and I don’t see why anyone else does. If you want to, go right ahead, but I’m not standing for it.
It’s a shame, really, because there are a number of programs on this network I did catch on a regular basis like Forensic Files, The Smoking Gun Presents: World’s Dumbest, Most Shocking/Most Daring, and Inside American Jail. No more. I’ve deleted the shows from my DVR, I’m not coming back to the network itself, and I’m done with this message board as well.
I’m sure there are those who would see me giving up and leaving as a victory. I wouldn’t see it as such, as while I’m no longer fighting… I’m also a lost customer, and a rather unhappy one at that. I’m going to be sure to tell friends and family about what I think of this network. A network lives and dies by its viewership, and while I might be just one person… I’m not being quiet about it, and I doubtless am not the only person walking away.
I’m not sure what this means for truTV, but I do know I won’t be here to see it. Goodbye.