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Ovation: The Fabulous Beekman Boys

04/16/2011

I love “reality television”, if you can really call it that, and one of my guilty pleasures is “The Fabulous Beekman Boys” on Planet Green.

Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Dr. Brent Ridge are not your average couple. They have transplanted themselves from New York City to Beekman Farm in upstate New York, where they are raising goats, pigs, sheep chickens and a narcissistic llama — and learning that the “simple life” isn’t so simple.  They’re quest to run a business from their farm is shared through snippets and scenes that are charming and funny.  The clever shenanigans of this pair of fussy city guys on a dirty farm are always entertaining.

Brent was born and raised in North Carolina. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and he was Vice President of Healthy Living at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. He writes for The Huffington Post, and is now CEO of Beekman 1802.

Josh was born in upstate New York and raised in rural Wisconsin. He is the New York Times bestselling author of several books, a columnist for OUT magazine and a contributor to NPR. He is co-founder of Beekman 1802.

These guys are smart, funny and they’re following their collective dream.  They have quirky friends in town, associates that help them make soap from their goats’ milk and one “business idea” after another.  I look forward to every episode and the antics that ensue.

UPDATE 12/20/11:  The Beekman Boys Are Engaged!

UPDATE: 08/04/12 – The Beekman Boys will be returning to television with a new show on the Cooking channel!

UPDATE: 12/09/12 – The Beekman Boys win The Amazing Race (Season 21)!

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