Thursday, June 16, 2005

'Supersize' guy offers new reality: '30 Days'

'Supersize' guy offers new reality: '30 Days'

I watched Morgan Spurlock's '30 Days' last night. It's the best new show on TV.
In his new reality show, "30 Days," Spurlock tackles some weighty issues -- such as racism, poverty and homosexuality -- and he does it in his documentary style (read: Michael Moore-lite). He literally throws himself into this project -- starring in one and then hosting the others.

The show features a diverse group of participants who are given the chance to experience life as a radically different person for one month, investigating first-hand a world vastly unlike their own. In the premiere episode, Spurlock and his girlfriend explore the life of the working poor by giving up their NYC lifestyle and moving to Columbus, Ohio (Flint would have been too obvious), to attempt living on minimum wage.

I've lived on minimum wage, and Spurlock did a good job and showing the realities of the lives of the working poor.


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