i've got a little confession to make. my latest obsession is a nerdy one...documenteries! i can't get enough of them- especially if they are reduced to a one-hour weekly show. if you're into that sort of thing (or want to get a conversation going) then check out the show Our America. It is hosted by lisa ling explores controversial issues in america and aires sunday evenings at 9 CST on the OWN channel (oprah's new network). this sunday is the season finale of the second season and i cant wait to get a closer look at where everyone is now.
my favorite episodes addressed faith healers, transgender lives, state of sex offenders, online brides, heroin addiction [ season 1]; extreme parenting, modern polygamy, amateur porn, underage prostitution and the incarceration generation [season 2]. most of the topics are v serious. some of the episodes made me cry. all of the episodes got h and i talking about the issues and discussing how we felt about them. it is SO interesting to me to get more information about the issues from the people who are actually in that world.
another must see show (on the science channel of all places) is An Idiot Abroad- created by Ricky Gervis is absolutely hilarious. it's a great way to spend a hour- traveling with a Brit (the loveable Karl) and watching him react to the most akward situtations while he says just about everything he is thinking.