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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -

On Monday, Myrtle Beach was a city many people across the country were talking about after Sunday night's premiere of "Welcome to Myrtle Manor." But some of the biggest opinions, may have come from right here, in Myrtle Beach.

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"I personally think it puts a bad spotlight on living here in Myrtle Beach, especially if you live in a trailer court," Brad Walters said.

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Walters lives just a few streets over from Myrtle Manor, and so far, hasn't liked what he seen.

"There are a lot of nice places here and a lot of nice people that live here and I think it puts a bad outlook on not only trailer parks but the whole city," Walters said.

He isn't the only one. Steve Martin said it takes away from what the city should be known for.

"Myrtle Beach has spent a lot of tax payer dollars trying to bring tourism of family oriented instead of the partying, and I just think that sets a bad example for the Myrtle Beach area," Martin said.

The reactions weren't all bad. Some people said it takes a little sense of humor.

"We loved it. It was definitely different. It made us laugh for sure," Ken and Dana Andrews said.

They live in New York but visit Myrtle Beach regularly, and don't think people should take the show too seriously.

 "If you can laugh nowadays, you've got to have something to laugh at, and this made us laugh," the men said.

Some people even think the show could help the Grand Strand's economy, by bringing in fans.

"If even ten or twenty additional people come to Myrtle because of the show, that's 10 or 20 new people that came to Myrtle, and that's never a bad thing," said Gem City Pizza co-owner AJ Hunt.

But the real question was, what did cast members think about the public's reaction to the show.

"It looks like most the people who don't like it are from right around Myrtle Beach here. People away from Myrtle Beach tend to love it," cast member Cecil Patrick said.

"We have had no intention of harming Myrtle Beach or Horry County or South Carolina in any way shape or form. I've been here longer than most of the people commenting on this thing. I love Myrtle Beach," he added.              

Cecil's daughter and cast member Becky also encouraged locals to give the show a chance.

"Look at it with open eyes; it's fun. We're not going to do anything to hurt Myrtle Beach," Becky added.

The father and daughter said they enjoyed watching the show, and are even more excited about the future. They said big changes happen in the third episode that they think will make the show even better.

News 13 reached out to many viewers on Facebook to see what they thought about the show and got an overwhelming response.

The majority of people said they did not like the show and thought it wasn't good for Myrtle Beach, while others argued it was funny and entertaining, and thought viewers should "lighten up."

To voice your opinion on the show, go to http://www.facebook.com/WBTWNews13?ref=ts&fref=ts#!/photo.php?fbid=10151474551367902&set=a.56511317901.65258.38843147901&type=1&theater.

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