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|30 Days - Season 1|
Actor: Morgan Spurlock
Genres: Television, Documentary
From Morgan Spurlock, the Academy Award nominated writer, director, and star of the hit film Supersize Me, comes Thirty Days, the intelligent and innovative TV show that dares to ask: ┬"Do we really know what it┬'s like to... more »
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Callie K. (ballofglitter) from GRAND ISLAND, NE
Reviewed on 6/15/2014...
I love this show. It's hilarious and it really makes you think about if you were in someone else's shoes
Brilliant and eye opening :-)
Little Miss Cutey | Melbourne, Australia | 06/18/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is fantastic work. It's so well done and this is what reality tv should really be about. It's an honest look at various subjects and how society views certain situations etc.
What Morgan has done should give him some kind of award. He himself and his girlfriend showed America what it would be like (and is on a day to day basis) for people to live on minimum wage for 30 days. How there is no money for anything but essentials and even then that's scarce. A visit to the hospital could wipe someone out for weeks. Not only does the hospital visit cost money, but time away from work means no pay.
He also got other people to trade lives for 30 day periods. A homophobic lives in gay San Francisco, a redneck goes to Muslim America, a mother drinks as much as her college daughter does. It really opens your eyes to people who are different to you, how other people live and things we take for granted in our lives. I really recommend that everyone should see this because there is so much to learn from it."
Morgan is Brilliant-Must See TV reality show is Excellence!
Music Fan-atic | Hogwarts | 07/13/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I must admit that I am by no means an advocate of reality television. In my own opinion, a lot of what we view as reality television, I consider "crap-TV". There seems to be no relevence or importance to any of it, besides degradation or humiliation for financial gain. Now, someone has finally come along with "expose TV" where a subject "lives the life" for 30 days. Spawned from the highly publicized, controversial documentary "Super-Size Me", this show takes a weekly stab at controversial material and brings it to the light of day. Morgan Spurlock, in my book, is a genius. His down to earth approach to expose journalism is brilliant. Some of the subjects covered are living life of minimum wage, homophobia, American views of the Muslim religion, America's obsession with Anti-Aging, Binge drinking and more. Eye opening,shocking and sad commentary on where we are in our lives, but uplifting in the thought that....it makes you think. Best of reality TV! Highly recommended!"
Only a bad transition to DVD could spoil this treasure
K. Varraso | Boston, MA USA | 07/07/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"One of those shows that gets you right in the pit of your stomach, leaving you drained and unable to think of anything else. Our nation's lawmakers would do well to watch the "living on minimum wage" episode, and hopefully they will never view the "Living Off the Grid" one. (alternate title: Better Living Through Chemicals)
You'll think seriously about your relationship with God, and if the outer trappings really mean that much once you visit Michigan, which has many immigrants who practice the Muslm faith. Then you get to wonder why these gentle, learned people are so demonized, and if the "War on Terror" is merely another Crusade, ~500 yrs late.
You will meet the most patient person on Earth, Ed, who lives in the Castro District of San Francisco, who takes in a lovable, heterosexual Caveman for a houseguest. Surprisingly, both are changed at the end of the month (Ed less than Thor, of course). This episode, like most of the others, grabs your attention and doesn't let you go until the ride has come to a complete stop. You stumble through the exit and turn off the television, thinking about what the heck you've seen.
We saw all the episodes multiple times (Thank You, TIVO), and have pre-ordered the DVDs. Our hope is that the DVDs will add loads of new material and teasers for the coming season. But even if it doesn't, just getting to watch the episodes once more without commercials will be a real treat.
This television series is best for adults and older teens; parents of younger teens will have to decide on a case by case basis."