Reality TV Show Based on El Pinto Restaurant in Albuquerque
- ninrn Jul 12, 2014 01:48 PM
More TV airtime for New Mexico. The Journal reports that Jim and John Thomas, the twin brothers who own Albuquerque's El Pinto Restaurant, will be the stars of a proposed TV reality series called "Salsa Twins".
I would have called it Duke Dynasty or Breaking Chips.
It will be interesting to see if the Thomases' rather well-known hardcore right wing political views will be a feature of the show, or if they'll be played down in favor of more sibling- and salsa-based dramatic tension.
Hey everyone, I realized my comment about the Thomases' political views might seem obnoxious and now it's too late to edit.
All I really meant was that I wonder if these guys, who are kind of over the top as it is, will be portrayed as weird reactionary freaks à la Duck Dynasty, or more like unsung regional heroes à la Ice Road Truckers. Reality TV doesn't seem to have much connection to the middle ground (where reality usually is).