Ringgold's "Small Town Security" crew responds to reviews
Local resident Joan Koplan has been called the "Roseanne of Ringgold," referring to Roseanne Barr, the bawdy-mouthed, sitcom queen of the nineties. Many claim Koplan is "crazy" and "freakish" and "quirky," while others insist she's the "funniest thing that's come down the pike."
But one thing seems to ring true: Koplan and her staff at JJK Security & Investigations in Ringgold have been enjoying the ride since their reality TV show, "Small Town Security," hit the AMC airwaves July 15.
"Small Town Security" airs on AMC on Sundays at 11 p.m. (10 p.m. Central). Visit the show's Facebook page.
"It's a dream come true," Koplan said in a recent interview. "AMC is treating us like A-list stars. We're getting calls and emails from all over the place from people telling us they love the show."
"Small Town Security," labeled by AMC producers as a reality TV "docudrama," is a 30-minute glimpse into the colorful lives of the staff of JJK Security, a small security business.
For more than a year, camera crews attached themselves to the daily drama of the business, including office banter, paper serving, business guarding, patrolling and investigating. AMC produced eight episodes for the first season, opening with a pilot July 15, which introduced the members and revealed a shocking secret about JJK’s operations manager, Lt. Dennis Croft.