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True Life: 2008TV-14Closed Captioning

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Since its initial episode in 1998, MTV's award-winning True Life documentary series has told remarkable real-life stories of young people and the unusual subcultures they inhabit. Whether documenting the lives of gay marriage activists, individuals dealing with obesity, or teens in high school, the True Life series tells its stories solely through the varied voices and points-of-view of its characters — putting the series in the unique position of reflecting the state of youth culture at any given moment. The 2008 collection includes: "I'm an Alcoholic," "I Panic," "I'm Happy To Be Fat," "I Need Anger Management," "I Have a Husband in Iraq," and more.

Customer Reviews

MTV's Best & Most Inspiring Show

MTV might be rightfully accused of not orienting around enough music enough, but if they would change their acronym to YPTV, they would be dead on for revolving around the lives of Young People. For more than 10 years, MTV’s True Life series has given the 14-24 year old average viewer a peak into the life of somebody who isn't what typical television persona. Narrating the lives of 2-3 people in some of the most real situations that youths face today, from pregnancy to body issues and family situations, the series covers their personal triumphs and defeats in some of the most frank episodes on television today. True Life is more than a reality program, it’s raw and honest and it's hands down MTV's best and most inspiring show.


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A show worth watching

"True Life" is really one of the few (very few) shows on MTV I'll actually sit down and watch. It centers around real people, real issues, and how they're REALLY coping with them. There's no scripted or pre-planned setup like there is with some of MTV's other shows (Next, Parental Control, etc.) The show deals with a wide variety of topics from alcoholism to personality disorders. Each one centers around three different people all coping with similar issues but with completely different ciscumstances. In the end though, the show really makes you think about your own life and how your handling it. The show's meant to provoke thought and discussion, something most shows out there today don't do. Maybe that's the magic of documentaries, they're fascinating, yet humbling all at once.