Thursday, July 20, 2006
30 Days in the Samarkind Desert with the Duchess of Kent
I saw five or six of these episodes before FX pulled Spurlock's show for the immediately canceled Iraq War show. Excellent TV--a lot of time and care went into crafting each episode, and it shows. My favorite? The straight guy from Michigan who lives in the Castro District for a month, or perhaps the mother who binge drinks daily with her daughter trying to make a point and failing. I found it very engaging TV, often funny, often shocking, always thoughtful. Like The Real World for readers of The Nation. At any rate, worth owning if you like buying DVDs; if not, Netflix it.