Wednesday, June 22, 2005


The man who reviews the sides of creeks was talking bout TV the other day. So I ask you all: have you seen the new Morgan Spurlock show "30 Days"? It looks good and he's a likeable enough fella and in general it sounds just right up my alley.


Alisa said...

I watched the first episode where Morgan and his girlfriend tried to survive on minimum wage for 30 days. They failed miserably, mostly because they were whiny assholes and went to the emergency room twice. Who seriously needs to go to the emergency room twice in one month? So that annoyed me. Also their camera confessionals were overly melodramatic and self-pitying.

The concept is great, I just don’t know how long I can put up with the two of them. But since it won’t be Morgan and his super obnoxious girlfriend in every episode I do believe this show has the possibility of being worthy of my time.

Ofc. Krupke said...

I suggest that Spurlock do a show where he goes 30 days without food or water. Or cameras. In the Andes.

You can tell me I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one.

Trevor Jackson said...

The reason I think this show will probably work? Even if the show focuses less on his little adventures, Spurlock is a funny guy. When he tells the guy in his movie that he's going to punch his son in the face every time they drive past a McDonald's so the kid associates the place with pain? That's funny.

As for the minimum wage scheme, check out Barbara Ehrenreich's book Nickel and Dimed. She got robbed by Spurlock on this. She tries it for 30 days in 3 different U.S. cities. Fails every time. Except when she gets 3 jobs.

Walter Cash said...

I watched the first one and agree with Alisa. 2 emergency room visits in a month? Come on, you pussies. Get an ice pack and move on. The only reason they did that was to prove the heath care system in the U.S. is crap. I'm sure neither of them were in dire need of medical attention, but drama is drama.

As for the new episodes, they don't have Spurlock or his girlfriend, so more emphasis is placed on the common mand with a fish-out-of-water premise. Could be alright. I'm giving it a second chance on TiVo tonight.