12.01.2011

our america.

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.

xo, jillian



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.

25 comments:

  1. I'm addicted to Our America! Haha

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  2. I have to start watching this! I love documentaries. From Brooklyn with love ~jen

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  3. Oh how interesting! I will definitely have to check this out. Hubs and I love documentaries!

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  4. I love documentaries. They always hook me in. I'll have to check this one out.

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  5. I adore documentaries also! I'd love to watch Our America and I do love a good dose of Ricky.

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  6. I've got to check this out! I love OWN too :)

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  7. i am going to have to check this out. i'm not much for documentaries, but if they're only about an hour, i can do it. and usually am happy i did.

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  8. Right there with ya! Luke & I are addicted to documentries, we watch them All The Time. Better to be addicted to that instead of trash tv... ;)

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  9. Oh wow. I'm going to have to check this out. I hadn't even heard of it. I'm so out of the TV loop these days. Sigh. At least I'm not out of the blog loop! ;)

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  10. I DON'T GET OWN!!! I'm so pissed. We pay so much for cable and I still can't watch amazing things on Oprah's channel. BAH.

    Our America sounds EXACTLY like the type of thing I would watch on repeat whenever I get bored. Which is a lot.

    I need to find out how to steal this channel...

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  11. That series sounds fascinating. I kinda love documentary tv shows. I've been watching All American Muslim on TLC the last couple weeks. It's really interesting!

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  12. I love documentaries too!

    There's so many to watch!

    Wida
    Missing Amsie Blog

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  13. I wish we had OWN! This show sounds really interesting. I might need to go find the episodes online somewhere...

    Thanks for sharing!

    xoxo,
    Joelle

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  14. Love documentaries! I will definitely check this out!

    http://lachapstickfanatique.blogspot.com

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  15. Sounds so interesting! I'll definitely have to check it out!

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  16. This is a great show! I Just started watching it this season and I can't get enough. Living in DC, I couldn't believe the underage prostitution and how it is happening right in my backyard! The series is so informative and really opens your eyes to a lot of things you may not want to see.

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  17. Oh my goodness, we can't get enough documentaries!! We'll have to give this one a whirl!

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  18. that seems like a really interesting show, might just check it out!

    life spelled jen

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  19. love documentaries! i'm adding it to the dvr STAT.

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  20. haha, i have no clue what you are referring to (been out of US tv loop too long), but this looks hilariously addicting. :)

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  21. i've been a ricky gervais fan since the original office...i've gotts see this

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  22. I LOVE Idiot abroad...so entertaining...although half the time I'm thinking, screw this idiot, send ME abroad!!!!! ;)

    i'll have to check out Lisa's show, I've always liked her work

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  23. Lisa Ling is my idol AND she has great hair :)

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  24. After finishing all of Breaking Bad this looks like a great new addictive show to get into. :)

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