Monday, July 31, 2006

30 Days: A great television show!

Melissa and I have watched most of Morgan Spurlock's 30 Days on the FX network. It is a very intelligent reality show that places people in living situations that are potentially uncomfortable for 30 days. The last episode featured a Cuban-born legal American immigrant, Frank, who was part of the Minutemen group that patrols the U.S./Mexican border. He had very strong feelings about people living here illegally.

He lived with a family of illegal immigrants for 30 days. This episode captured the experience and thoughts of Frank and the Gonzalez family. It shows the complexity, the humanity, and the controversy surrounding the issue. I think this is a highly valuable show, as understanding and devising solutions to complex problems requires communication among individuals and groups who have a wide variety of opinions.

I look forward to the next episode which will feature Chris, a former American programmer, living and working in India at a call center.

1 comment:

DiscordianStooge said...

This was a superb episode. The next three weren't great, but the show is always hit and miss. The hits, however, are really worth the time.