MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – The new reality show featuring a Myrtle Beach mobile home park, titled, "Welcome to Myrtle Manor," aired its first episode Sunday night at 10 p.m. on TLC, and it was a hot topic for our Facebook fans.
"Not too bad," said viewer Nancy Wever on the WMBF News Facebook page. "Just ordinary people trying to make the most of what little they have. At least they are real and no pretenses."
"What a slap in the face to Myrtle Beach," stated Laura Anne Powell on Facebook. "I know the Chamber and city are mortified."
Others chimed in on both sides: "Great Show…Depicts what life is like once you leave the Dunes Club neighborhood," Vincent Lehotsky said.
"Waste of time!" declared "Myrtle Beach South Carolina," a page dedicated to real estate in the area.
Another viewer said on Facebook: "I have a co-worker who says she wants to buy a trailer and move there so she can be on the show."
Some Grand Strand residents said last week that they're unhappy about the series because they're afraid it will cast a negative light on the city. The cast members talked to WMBF News last Thursday and said everything viewers will see is real and not scripted, but also that they hope to portray Myrtle Beach in a positive manner.
"We're not ashamed of Myrtle Beach. We're not gonna do anything in our power to embarrass Myrtle Beach. We want the whole world to know what a great place Myrtle Beach is," Cast Member Jeana said.
The Myrtle Manor Trailer Park, formerly known as Patrick's Mobile Home Park sits off Highway 15. The show's promotional trailer features dramatic events during the 10-episode series.
One of the cast members named Roy said he has heard negative comments about the show, but wants Grand Strand residents to give the show a chance.
"There have been a few negative comments and I've heard some actually. People have said some things to me and I really wish people would wait and watch the first episode to really have an opinion because it's not what people think it is," Roy said.
The next episode of "Welcome to Myrtle Manor" will air Sunday night at 10 p.m. on TLC.
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