Should Be On Everyone’s Top Ten Lists!
Throughout the course of an hour, Morgan meets and bonds with his fellow miners as he learns the emotional and physical toll of being underground. He also spends time with family members from the victims of the Sego mine collapse. There is time spent, as well, with industry executives who give him a better understanding of the financial aspect of the coal mining business. Like Morgan, after 30 days, I was emotionally connected to the family, and found myself in surprising waterworks by the end of the episode.
Episode 2 involves former Broncos cornerback Ray Crockett spending 30 days in a wheelchair (another emotionally charged episode that gets you thinking). Morgan and crew also deal with the hunter versus PETA debate in an hour of television that Spurlock himself says “It's maybe the best hour of television I have ever seen in my life” (I mean, Hush from BTVS and The Constant from Lost were pretty good hours, but this one was pretty great, and might rank in my top 20 for sure). The other episodes this season deal with gun control, same sex parenting, and life on an Indian Reservation.
Do yourselves a favor and do not miss out on this thought-provoking show that should be on everyone’s top ten lists!