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Gizmo
05-31-08, 04:31 PM
After a 2 year hiatus, 30 Days returns to the FX Network on June 3rd!

Since the Season 2 DVD never came out (postponed many times), if you missed any of it its being re-aired randomly today and tomorrow.

CKMorpheus
05-31-08, 05:27 PM
Can't wait. Morgan Spurlock's show is always entertaining.

JuryDuty
06-01-08, 11:27 PM
I feel like I've been waiting 2 years for this. Oh wait, I have. :P

SO glad it's returning...

gotrice487
06-02-08, 04:22 PM
This has always been such an interesting show...I'm in for sure!

Groucho
06-02-08, 04:28 PM
I caught a preview for this on the Fox Movie channel. Looks like another promising season.

According to Wikipedia, here's the topics this time around:<table class="wikitable">
<thead>
<tr>
<th>Episode No.</th>
<th width="275">Topic</th>
<th>Original Airdate</th>
</tr>
</thead>
<tbody>
<tr>
<td bgcolor="#8ED1EC" align="center">301</td>
<td bgcolor="#8ED1EC">Working in a Coal Mine</td>
<td bgcolor="#8ED1EC"><a href="/wiki/June_3" title="June 3">June 3</a>, <a href="/wiki/2008" title="2008">2008</a></td>

</tr>
<tr>
<td bgcolor="#8ED1EC" align="center">302</td>
<td bgcolor="#8ED1EC">Living in a Wheelchair</td>
<td bgcolor="#8ED1EC"><a href="/wiki/June_10" title="June 10">June 10</a>, <a href="/wiki/2008" title="2008">2008</a></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td bgcolor="#8ED1EC" align="center">303</td>
<td bgcolor="#8ED1EC">Animal Rights</td>
<td bgcolor="#8ED1EC"><a href="/wiki/June_17" title="June 17">June 17</a>, <a href="/wiki/2008" title="2008">2008</a></td>

</tr>
<tr>
<td bgcolor="#8ED1EC" align="center">304</td>
<td bgcolor="#8ED1EC">Same Sex Parenting</td>
<td bgcolor="#8ED1EC"><a href="/wiki/June_24" title="June 24">June 24</a>, <a href="/wiki/2008" title="2008">2008</a></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td bgcolor="#8ED1EC" align="center">305</td>
<td bgcolor="#8ED1EC">Gun Nation</td>
<td bgcolor="#8ED1EC"><a href="/wiki/July_1" title="July 1">July 1</a>, <a href="/wiki/2008" title="2008">2008</a></td>

</tr>
<tr>
<td bgcolor="#8ED1EC" align="center">306</td>
<td bgcolor="#8ED1EC">Life on an Indian Reservation</td>
<td bgcolor="#8ED1EC"><a href="/wiki/July_8" title="July 8">July 8</a>, <a href="/wiki/2008" title="2008">2008</a></td>
</tr>
</tbody>
</table>

(Sorry about the excessive whitespace -- not sure why that's happening)

guywall
06-03-08, 03:57 PM
bump

jpb07
06-03-08, 07:57 PM
I'm really interested in seeing if he takes a novel approach to 303 and 305 or if it's going to be more bullshit liberal propaganda. At least 301, 302, and 306 should be informative and fairly free of politics.

FatTony
06-03-08, 09:05 PM
I'm really interested in seeing if he takes a novel approach to 303 and 305 or if it's going to be more bullshit liberal propaganda. At least 301, 302, and 306 should be informative and fairly free of politics.
That's bordering on threadcrapping. Might want to watch out.

At any rate, if you think for a second that 302 and 306 are going to be free of politics, congratulations! You've bought into the FoxNews model of political discourse where everything is black vs. white, democrat vs. republican, liberal vs. conservative, and so on. Unfortunately for you, a lot of the subjects covered by this show fall into the dreaded grey area.

Personally, I think this show does a good job at striking a middle-ground on complex issues. Although I consider myself a liberal to the core, I don't really buy into a lot of the arguments of the animal rights movement, nor am I as anti-gun as a lot of my friends, so I'm looking forward to both episodes. When all is said and done, I can only hope that the same-sex parenting episode is as good as the "straight man in a gay world" episode.

Timber
06-04-08, 09:21 AM
So which one's are Spurlock going to be in this time around. The one's he's in are always the best. The minimum wage one is still my favorite episode.

Groucho
06-04-08, 09:25 AM
I'm really interested in seeing if he takes a novel approach to 303 and 305 or if it's going to be more bullshit liberal propaganda. At least 301, 302, and 306 should be informative and fairly free of politics.303:"Animal Rights"

This one I saw a little bit on. The subject is a avid hunter who has to become an animal rights protester for 30 days.

By the way, which of the previous episodes of the show have been "bullshit liberal propaganda"?

Gizmo
06-04-08, 10:07 AM
303:"Animal Rights"

This one I saw a little bit on. The subject is a avid hunter who has to become an animal rights protester for 30 days.

By the way, which of the previous episodes of the show have been "bullshit liberal propaganda"?

Illegal Immigration was a big one last season. IIRC, Seemed perfectly fair for an illegal immigrant (Hispanic) to be allowed to attend College (for free) while US Citizens could not. Considering I live in California, that episode was a big slap in the face to me. I think it also dealt with them collection welfare illegally. Its been 2 years since it aired so my memory is a bit hazy.

mugwump
06-05-08, 01:48 PM
I watched the coal-mining episode last night and that was some heartbreaking television. These guys head off to do hard, dangerous work every day in the attempt to provide for their families in a region where there are few other options yet family ties are so close that moving away seems unthinkable. Most of us are generations removed from that sort of life.

Barings
06-05-08, 03:16 PM
Illegal Immigration was a big one last season. IIRC, Seemed perfectly fair for an illegal immigrant (Hispanic) to be allowed to attend College (for free) while US Citizens could not. Considering I live in California, that episode was a big slap in the face to me. I think it also dealt with them collection welfare illegally. Its been 2 years since it aired so my memory is a bit hazy.

Did we see the same episode? I thought the girl who was a great high school golfer who extremely frustrated and sad that she couldn't get into college or get scholarships even though she was a straight A student because she didn't have a social security number. I remember the episode distinctly because I thought, "Heck, I'll marry her!" since she was so adorable and mature at the same time. -wink-

I thought it did a great job since a staunch Minuteman who, at the end of the episode was still opposed to illegal immigration, decided to stop participating in border patrols and focus on lobbying efforts in Washington instead.

He realized he could have been in the exact same situation in Cuba (the family lived in a shanty in Mexico) if his father wasn't a US citizen. The eppy put a face on illegal immigration for this guy who saw the family as his own since the female head reminded him of his own mother.

This season's premiere was also a great episode. I thought it was interesting that a lot of the coal miners still took the job for the "big" pay (I believe $60,000 was referenced) in spite of health risks and outright realization that there were better opportunities out there if they decided to go to university.

I also agree with FatTony's very last comment!

slop101
06-07-08, 02:46 PM
Was that his penis he was scrubbing in the shower? I didn't feel like rewinding and freeze-framing it, but it sure seemed like it to me. HJow did that get past the TV ratings and only get the show a PG?

gotrice487
06-07-08, 02:54 PM
I watched the coal-mining episode last night and that was some heartbreaking television. These guys head off to do hard, dangerous work every day in the attempt to provide for their families in a region where there are few other options yet family ties are so close that moving away seems unthinkable. Most of us are generations removed from that sort of life.

You summed it up very well. I felt heart broken at the announcement of "Black Lung" during the doctors office scene

Gizmo
06-07-08, 04:00 PM
Did we see the same episode? I thought the girl who was a great high school golfer who extremely frustrated and sad that she couldn't get into college or get scholarships even though she was a straight A student because she didn't have a social security number. I remember the episode distinctly because I thought, "Heck, I'll marry her!" since she was so adorable and mature at the same time. -wink-

Like I said, its been 2 years since that episode aired and its not yet on DVD so I can't remember all of it. FX has been randomly re-airing some episodes in the past few weeks and this one has yet to pop-up. Regardless, she is not a legal citizen so she should not be able to go and take part in anything like that anyway. This debate is more for the Political forum, but living in California, I see enough people working the system that are not even legal (fake SSN etc).

wmansir
06-07-08, 09:53 PM
I thought it did a great job since a staunch Minuteman who, at the end of the episode was still opposed to illegal immigration, decided to stop participating in border patrols and focus on lobbying efforts in Washington instead.

He realized he could have been in the exact same situation in Cuba (the family lived in a shanty in Mexico) if his father wasn't a US citizen. The eppy put a face on illegal immigration for this guy who saw the family as his own since the female head reminded him of his own mother.

After viewing a cut of episode the Minuteman said the show misrepresented him and created the false impression that he had changed his mind on the issue. link (http://www.immigrationwatchdog.com/?page_id=1534). He mentions another cut, which didn't distort his views, but I think the one he objected to is the one that was aired.

rfduncan
06-09-08, 10:24 AM
So which one's are Spurlock going to be in this time around. The one's he's in are always the best. The minimum wage one is still my favorite episode.
In addition to "Working in a Coal Mine", Spurlock will also be in "Life on an Indian Reservation" which is the 6th and final episode of the season.

jeffkjoe
06-11-08, 11:46 AM
No thread about the wheelchair episode?

I thought it was fascinating. Heartbreaking what people have to go through when faced with their new options.

I really liked Matt Poole, the disabled volunteer counselor who became friends with Ray Crockett. Seems like a very charismatic, likable guy.

kantonburg
06-11-08, 09:37 PM
No thread about the wheelchair episode?

I thought it was fascinating. Heartbreaking what people have to go through when faced with their new options.

I really liked Matt Poole, the disabled volunteer counselor who became friends with Ray Crockett. Seems like a very charismatic, likable guy.

I just finished this episode. Matt is a one of a kind. This was a good episode. Whether or not Spurlock was looking for a high profile person to do this task I'm glad they did find someone who took the take to heart. Someone who'll truly believe what they went through was worth bringing to the forefront.

Tommy Ceez
06-13-08, 09:36 PM
So which one's are Spurlock going to be in this time around. The one's he's in are always the best. The minimum wage one is still my favorite episode.
UUUGGGGHHHHHHH

Sooo manipulative

We dont have insurance....ummm my wrist is sore from laboring

Lets visit the hospital!!!!

Bothered me big time

islandclaws
06-16-08, 12:10 PM
I just recently found this show on FX and started watching some of the repeats. I really like the concept. I just set my DVR to record the new season. The coal mining episode was intense. The work that those guys do seems so grueling, and I'm sure the lure of a nice paycheck is what keeps generations going back. I hope the rest of the season is just as engaging.

FatTony
06-25-08, 03:06 PM
Looks like there's some controversy (http://slog.thestranger.com/2008/06/me_and_glaad_arent_the) over things said by a couple of interviewees in the "Same-Sex Parenting" episode and how they were presented as facts and left unchallenged.

Jeremy517
06-25-08, 03:59 PM
(Sorry about the excessive whitespace -- not sure why that's happening)

Remove the newlines from your table code. They would get ignored if this was straight HTML, but not when UBB is in the picture.

CKMorpheus
06-25-08, 05:27 PM
I really enjoyed the Same-Sex Parenting episode, but found the woman way too close minded. I thought she wanted to go into this experience to try and see things from the other side, but she couldn't get over her bigotry and ignorance. Really upsetting, but I guess it goes to show you some things are very deep seeded.

jeffkjoe
06-25-08, 06:08 PM
I really enjoyed the Same-Sex Parenting episode, but found the woman way too close minded. I thought she wanted to go into this experience to try and see things from the other side, but she couldn't get over her bigotry and ignorance. Really upsetting, but I guess it goes to show you some things are very deep seeded.


SPOILER:




I think this is the first episode of 30 Days that does NOT have a happy ending.

Groucho
06-26-08, 08:34 AM
Looks like there's some controversy (http://slog.thestranger.com/2008/06/me_and_glaad_arent_the) over things said by a couple of interviewees in the "Same-Sex Parenting" episode and how they were presented as facts and left unchallenged.Yeah, I was a little surprised that they let that guy just rattle off a bunch of "facts" without confirming or denying their truthfulness.

The woman was driving my wife nuts. I did feel bad for her because she was under attack from everybody pretty much the entire time. On the other hand, she was willing to say it's terrible for children to languish in foster care and group homes -- but that it was more important that her moral sensibilities not be offended. Very weird.

clckworang
06-26-08, 09:24 AM
At times I felt the people were just trying to talk to her and she was was just too much in a defensive posture. I think she was just too primed to defend her views rather than listen to what others had to say with a truly open mind.

gotrice487
06-26-08, 11:53 AM
I could not stand that woman from this week's episode. I actually turned it off with around 20 minutes to go

CKMorpheus
06-26-08, 12:50 PM
I could not stand that woman from this week's episode. I actually turned it off with around 20 minutes to go

You didn't miss much, she never changed her mind. It was just about 20 minutes more of her going "Why are they attacking me? I have an open mind! But the kids will think being gay is alright! Heaven forbid!"

gotrice487
06-26-08, 05:20 PM
You didn't miss much, she never changed her mind. It was just about 20 minutes more of her going "Why are they attacking me? I have an open mind! But the kids will think being gay is alright! Heaven forbid!"
Thank you for letting me know I was correct in turning it off. What made me more upset is that I belong to the same church that she does yet I am open minded to the entire issue as a good home is all that matters to me for children who are not fortunate enough to have one.

atlantamoi
06-29-08, 10:11 AM
When they were having the last discussion at the kitchen table I really felt for the guy having this woman really put down the security they were providing those boys. Personally, I think that lady came off as a jerk.

slop101
06-29-08, 02:59 PM
Personally, I think that lady came off as a jerk.... a closed-minded jerk that couldn't see beyond her small little world, and far too insecure to look at the issue objectively, challenging her misguided world-view.

islandclaws
06-30-08, 02:11 PM
The episode about the hunter working with PETA was well done. I'm glad the guy they picked was intelligent, and not some dumb ass redneck. I thought it was so incredibly ridiculous when that Animal Acres woman was comparing mistreated chickens to Jews during WWII. Is she serious?!?!? Still, it was good in that the guy kept eating meat but he now understood what these animals go through and wanted it to stop.

terisma
07-04-08, 06:51 AM
the gun episode...that was pretty sad.
that woman clearly has some issues.

Tracer Bullet
07-07-08, 05:18 PM
I just watched the same-sex parenting episode... my god.

"The world does not conform to my view of reality!"
"I'm being asked to defend my opinions! Why are gay people so mean?"