Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Addicted to addiction shows

We are fully addicted to two shows about addiction....Intervention and The Cleaner. Intervention has been a slowly building addiction, but The Cleaner is a new and consistent favorite. If you haven't ever watched it, it will make you realize that Benjamin Bratt is a good actor and not just a hot sidekick in random movies you never saw.

Both of these shows come with their own level of depressing amounts of information. Intervention is the show you should make your pre-teen/teenager watch over and over again. Someone once told me Requiem for a Dream was the movie to scare the crap out of kids before they can make bad decisions. However, then I watched it and realized if I had seen that movie between the age of 13 and 18 I would have never left the house. SO, Intervention is a "happy medium" of sorts.

At any rate, if you haven't ever seen them, Intervention is just what it sounds like. Families of addicts get together with a professional to give their loved ones an ultimatum about their lives. The Cleaner on the other hand, is about an ex-addict (Bratt) who has made a career (and a pact with God) out of saving other addicts - or cleaning them up.

With all the serious amounts of CRAP on TV, I thought I should share about two shows we find worth your time.

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