If you would have comprehended the original poster's intent of this thread, you would know that the issue at hand is not about making hooch. It is questioning whether or not it's a good idea to have a TV show revolving around this particular illegal activity.Frankly, there is no good reason to have the activity illegal. The mountain folk did it to make enough money to pay their taxes to keep their land, and for their own consumption. People brew their own beer and make their own wine, grow their own tobacco...why not make their own hooch?
And I was wondering when I saw the commercial for the show why anyone would want to be on TV advertising their illegal activity and exposing themselves and all their little tricks to law enforcement via a TV show. It doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me at all.