Don’t be really surprised if you see more than a few Urban Slashers. Who have hats, t-shirts, hoods etc. Star Dale Brisby and a variety of interesting supporting characters. Who ride horses, repair fences, feed cows, ride horses, ride bronze, participate in cattle auctions and photographing the breeze from sunrise to sunset.
Hell, the Brisbane site already has enough merchandise to fill a warehouse.
He has licensing agreements with rock and roll denim and many other irons in the fire. His primary product is Dale Brisby. In a tradition he sponsored by Stars of “American Pickers” and “Pawn Stars”.
The 2,985 shows where houses get fixed, flipped and the like. Brisby has a big ego. Which is full of charisma and knows how to play it in the real front of the camera. In other words, like all reality show stars and all reality shows, there is real life. And heavily edited versions of real-life seen on television.
Some might compare the movie “How to Be a Cowboy” to “The Tiger King”, as both series show us a part of rural life that many American cities and suburbs don’t know about.
But while “Tiger King” is a true-crime documentary, where most bad guys do terrible things while exploiting beautiful cats who deserve better, “How to Be a Cowboy” is a much easier prize with lower stakes. Small, each Episode unfolds in about 25 minutes as we get to know this colourful group, including:
The Brisbane, as mentioned above, looks and sounds like a country and western star with his loose curls and Jesus beard, his aviator glasses, and his worn cowboy hat. Brissby likes to talk about his co-workers and especially about himself. And his various rules of being a cowboy (“A cowboy is always ready”, “Cowboy take care”) and tends to exaggerate. When he was NS. announced Radiator Ranch for “the largest ranch in Texas. I haven’t checked it yet, but I think it might be true.” (No.)
Cheech, the good egg-shaped cowboy who has been a cowboy for life:
Which provides a strange relief and talks about “insects” as a lottery player holding the line in the shop. Dale’s brother Leroy describes himself as Dale’s 180-degree counterpart and has a low-key, ongoing race with him every day. “He works harder than he should, so my job is to work less,” Leroy said.
Donnie Ray Dayton, the “bronze horseman,” retired intern and bartender now a full-time ranch employee trying to bullfight. Ranch trainee Jordan Halvorsen (right, with Donnie Ray Dayton) hopes to return to the rodeo chain. A North Carolina bull rider, Jordan Halvorsen, signed up. As an intern trying to get back into the rodeo after a severe knee injury.
“How to Be a Cowboy” is a well-done show full of great photos over a Texas ranch:
Blending beautiful moments of authenticity, such as the birth of a calf, with well-defined moments. Such as when the Dale and Leroy and the Cheech drove their car. But at heart we’re independent and don’t answer anyone”.
At that moment, Dale’s cell phone rings. It’s his mom asking for help. Attaching a photo to an email that he wants he sent to his cousin. Oh my God, it’s good that some cameras were there to capture this impromptu comedic moment! But that’s okay. We expect and accept fictional, albeit comical, sketches in this type of series.
There’s no such thing as a traditional reality TV villain or even a sad sack running in groups. (Also, sometimes poor Cheech is a real cowboy and a good guy and team player.) Watching this show is like taking one of those guy’s ranch vacations. Without getting off the couch or risking getting stuck in the saddle. You can enjoy How to Be a Cowboy when the cows come home with a spoiler warning.