Monday, September 27, 2010

world of jenks

A MUST SEE. Aside from my weekly dose of the Bravo network's Real Housewives series, MTV's Jersey Shore, and Mnet's Superstar K, the one show that I would recommend to anyone and everyone is The World of Jenks.  Although I love the hilarity and ridiculous-ness of the Jersey shore, MTV redeemed itself as a network in the television industry as well as in a humanitarian sense of what's "right."  By "right" I mean the important social and cultural issues that underlie everyday life and people versus what television shows will draw in the most viewers and rake the most profits. Andrew Jenks is a documentary filmmaker who lives with a different stranger each week to learn more about them and to share with the world what he discovers and feels.  From rapper Maino, Danielle--a homeless girl, Chad--a teenager struggling with Autism, to world poker star Nick Schulman, Jenks exposes the lives of these people who initially seem like strangers, but eventually feel an old friend through an intimate connection that is successfully communicated through his experiences.  If you have thirty minutes to spare, watch and decide for yourself. I promise you won't regret it!

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By: Grace Hong

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