Later when the phrases 'prepper' and 'disaster prepper' were used, my interest was peaked. When I realized how willing the writers, producers and directors were to call preppers a bunch of wackos I got really interested. Maybe I came in late but I watched the rest of the program and I feel the entire 'prep' portion of the dialog was bent toward calling preppers crazy, as if all preppers are narrowly focused sociopaths and killers. I felt as if they were saying all preppers are a special kind of nuts. Hmmmm!
Forest Fires? Blizzards? Okay, then! Just this past two years, my grand daughter left home in Colorado to vacation here in Florida as her mom's work was being evacuated because the fire was coming down the mountain. Then, she came to visit in the summer to hear a movie theater she had visited was a bloody crime scene.
We have had a light storm season, two light storm seasons in a row after two vicious winters and we are now in a drought. Son number 3's friend in Alabama was literally blown out of bed by a gust of wind and snow, because she didn't check the weather news before bedtime and, well, surprise!
I wish I had the time to be offended when I thought this television show was portraying all preppers as kooks. Yeah, no! No time for offense. It is time to prepare. It is time to be aware and prepare for whatever may come our way.
Also, I have no time for non-preppers. I have no desire to write the scathing letter or try to educate the staff of a Fox television network show. They want to make a ratings. If that comes from defaming an entire group of people to appear superior to the characters in their plot, cool. Let it be what it is. Just don't come knocking on my door when you want advice on how to survive a change in whatever you call normal. Don't call on me when your are lost and alone in my world. I cannot help everyone, and people who don't help themselves, won't.
And, I will watch Bones again sometime, but if I get a sense that the dialog has become all put down for everyone outside of the fictional lab, I'll turn it off.