Moonshiners has turned into a hit phenomenon for those who know the show, and even those who don’t. Perhaps some people are curious about the production of illegal moonshine and perhaps some people are just curious about what kind of people live in a town called Climax; we honestly don’t know. What we do know, though, is that there is one debate that never seems to end about this particular show. Is it real or is it not real? Can Tim Smith really walk around making illegal moonshine that’s against the law on national television without going to jail? The simple answer is no; and we think we know why this show works and how it’s so close to the truth without making Tim Smith the newest member of Orange is the New Black: Moonshine Edition.