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.

5 comments:

parnellpr said...

They cancelled that? Why? It was brilliant. My favourite was also the gay guy one, that guy had the most amazing turn around in opinions. He could have done it international, like maybe getting Israelis to swap with palestinians. Then maybe we wouldn't have pics of kids putting messages on bombs, i have that on my blog if you want to express your disgust. Pippa

geoff said...

Thankfully 30 Days is back for season two this fall!

Seth Anderson said...

cool, glad to hear this is on DVD, and that it got renewed for at least a few more episodes. I only saw the steroid episode, and the one where a redn eck went to (a heavily muslim populated suburb whose name escapes me) Detroit.

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