The creator of the show reached out to my local hometown for interviews and recordings. I think it's less scripted than some people would like to believe.
As far as the haters, I live in a pretty conservative, republican town. I have not yet met anyone who was that harsh to me. I suspect most people are using their internet bravery to say hurtful things.
"Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is the regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable." - Sydney Smith
Kyle: 27 year old male
Katie (rymmare): 25 year old female
Kids: girl: 5 years old, boy: 3 years old