'Fabulous Beekman Boys' trade urban l...

'Fabulous Beekman Boys' trade urban life for farming

There are 26 comments on the Erie Times-News story from Jun 19, 2010, titled 'Fabulous Beekman Boys' trade urban life for farming. In it, Erie Times-News reports that:

At first glance, "The Fabulous Beekman Boys" would seem to feature the least likely agrarians since Oliver and Lisa took up farming on "Green Acres." These "boys" aren't sitcom characters.

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Brad

Philadelphia, PA

#1 Jun 27, 2010
Gotta love those Beekman Boys! A great show!
Tina

Glens Falls, NY

#2 Jul 11, 2010
I thought this show was about farming--it was more about a diva and his mate and the problems arising in their relationship on the weekends because they are separated during the week. What a bunch of baloney!
Boston1

AOL

#3 Jul 12, 2010
Luv the show! I'm glad word is getting out about this show because I don't want it to end.
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RE: TINA-- I have to disagree with your comment. I think it's interesting that they able to raise goats to make one of the top soaps sold and also cheese. They keep a beautiful farm. If the show was only about two peoples relationship I wouldn't be watching it.
Cubster

Queensbury, NY

#4 Jul 12, 2010
I'm gay and I think the show is ridiculous. I have to agree with Tina. Just another show that shows stereotypical gays living the good life. Far from what my partner and I experience on a day to day basis.
Tina

Glens Falls, NY

#5 Jul 15, 2010
It would be better if they actually showed them making the goat cheese and the soaps. And maybe they could have an episode with them really interacting with the locals.
Dee

United States

#6 Jul 17, 2010
Well I've watched the show and not a big fan. I wonder what the small town actually think of these two.
Dee

United States

#7 Jul 17, 2010
I agreem with Cubster....
locallife

AOL

#8 Jul 18, 2010
Tina wrote:
It would be better if they actually showed them making the goat cheese and the soaps. And maybe they could have an episode with them really interacting with the locals.
Sadly the "boys" don't seem to want to get to know the locals-except the couple who run the hotel downtown (who are also using some of the farm produce and have the "city" connections) It would appear that if you don't have any commercial interest to offer you don't matter. They have as much to do with the farm as the cranberry growers on the Ocean spray commercials have! It's fantastic that the old property is being loved and restored but I think the Beekman name/history of the house is being a tad exploited. It would be a shame if the "boys" were to grow tired of the business or breakup- then Sharon would have yet another million $$$ property left slowly decaying in the elements.

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#9 Jul 20, 2010
Exactly where is this place, anyone know? Is it in Sharon Springs?

Since: Jan 10

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#10 Jul 20, 2010
Never mind....I found the answer to my question.
Donna

Glens Falls, NY

#11 Jul 25, 2010
I have to agree with Tina and locallife. I have seen the one Beekman Boy almost everyday, and he seems a bit snobbish. They don't include everyone in the town when they do thing's such as the Harvest Fest and the Garden Fest, I think they look down on the locals. There are some beautiful buildings in Sharon Springs that are never included in the tours or when they are filming on Main Street. I think that the whole reality tv thing is just an act to give them some business, their products are expensive ($15.00) for a bar of soap, come on that's crazy. to sum it up a little, I think the show is stupid and it's making Sharon Springs look ridiculous....
Sally

Glens Falls, NY

#12 Jul 25, 2010
Now where do I start... I think this is all an unreasonable waste of TV. What's the point of the Beekman Boys? It may be a reality show but it should'nt be about two gay guys and their daily lives and problems. Why is it on planet green? They don't belong there if you ask me. But who is? That's exactly what i'm talking about. Beekman Boys why don't you interact with locals, but why should you listen to me im only a local.

Since: Jan 10

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#13 Jul 26, 2010
Donna wrote:
I have to agree with Tina and locallife. I have seen the one Beekman Boy almost everyday, and he seems a bit snobbish. They don't include everyone in the town when they do thing's such as the Harvest Fest and the Garden Fest, I think they look down on the locals. There are some beautiful buildings in Sharon Springs that are never included in the tours or when they are filming on Main Street. I think that the whole reality tv thing is just an act to give them some business, their products are expensive ($15.00) for a bar of soap, come on that's crazy. to sum it up a little, I think the show is stupid and it's making Sharon Springs look ridiculous....
Someone from Hollywood is Snobbish...OMG Not a Surprise, considering EVERYONE in Hollywood is an elitist, pompus a-hole.$15.00 for a bar of Soap? Jeesh...send these spoiled brats back to Kalifornia.
Lula

Hilmar, CA

#14 Jul 27, 2010
Where the heck does the name " Beekman" come from?
WOL67

AOL

#15 Aug 3, 2010
Wow, most of these commenters are coming off more snobbish than they claim the Beekman boys are! It's amazing that even the people who went beyond what they see on TV and have actually seen them live can make only the most baseless, general comments about them. Make an attempt to get to know someone before you mindlessly go on about what they 'seem' to be like.

Lula, the Beekman name came from the original owners of the house, who had it built for them starting in 1802

Since: Jan 10

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#16 Aug 3, 2010
I figured I'd give this show a chance and watched it last night. What I saw in between numerous commercials was pretty mundane and boring, except for the baby goats during the last 1.5 minutes of it.
Oleander

Glens Falls, NY

#17 Aug 3, 2010
Read the book the Bucolic Plague. The boys are very respectful of the community and it is clear they appreciate the welcome they have received.
Lizzie

Amsterdam, NY

#18 Aug 5, 2010
I've met the Beekman Boys and I am not impressed at all. They like to put on a show in front of people "fans". Unless you drive up to their store in a BMW they don't want to take the time to get to know who are. As far as paying $15.00 for a bar of soap goes, I would never pay that much, there are other stores that have freshley made soap that I would pay $3.00 at the most for. I also think that the show is turnig families away from visiting the town, I have nothing against gay people some of my closest friends are gay but I don't think I want my family watching two guy's kiss on TV. Why didn't they come up with their own name for the show, does the Beekman family know that they are using their good name to gain popularity.. I think that people will go into their store once and see the high prices and not go back again. I think the boy's want the credit for bringing people into the town but what about the locals who have done so much over the years do people give them respect, no.
WOL67

AOL

#19 Aug 7, 2010
Wow Lizzie, it's so cool that 'some of your closest friends are gay'! Too bad you feel the need to shield your family from them if they dare show even basic physical affection to the person they pledged their life to. With 'close' friends like you, who needs enemies?
John

Amsterdam, NY

#20 Aug 7, 2010
Boston1 wrote:
Luv the show! I'm glad word is getting out about this show because I don't want it to end.
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RE: TINA-- I have to disagree with your comment. I think it's interesting that they able to raise goats to make one of the top soaps sold and also cheese. They keep a beautiful farm. If the show was only about two peoples relationship I wouldn't be watching it.
I have to diagree with "Boston1" first of all it's not one of the top brands of soap sold, they just started the business. Th main topic on the show is about their relationship, maybe you need to watch all of the episodes, you might see a few clips of te animals but not as much as you should be seeing...

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