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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.
|1||Closed CaptioningVideoI'm an Alcoholic||What if every time you took a sip of alcohol you couldn’t stop drinking until it was hard to walk, talk, or even think? That's the grim reality for the estimated 12 million Americans who are alcoholics. In this episode of True Life, you’ll meet two young women struggling to overcome this relentless addiction that's destroying their lives.||43:06||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|2||Closed CaptioningVideoI'm the Black Sheep||Every family has its differences, but what if you actually feel like an alien among your own flesh and blood? On this episode of True Life, you'll meet three young people who consider themselves outcasts in their own homes but still are desperate to win their parent's approval.||43:10||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|3||Closed CaptioningVideoI Panic||Everybody worries sometimes. But what happens if you're one of the estimated two and a half million Americans whose anxieties spiral into recurring and uncontrollable panic attacks? On this episode of True life, we'll meet three young people struggling to overcome their panic disorder so they can live normal lives.||43:08||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|4||Closed CaptioningVideoI'm Happy to Be Fat||Does being overweight mean you have to be miserable? Not to the three young people you'll meet on this episode of True Life, who all feel they're better off being fat.||42:14||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|5||Closed CaptioningVideoI’m Getting Out of Prison||What's it like to be locked up in prison for months or even years - and then be set free into a stressful and sometimes hostile outside world? On this episode of True Life, you'll meet three young people who are done doing their time but now must overcome giant hurdles to get their lives on track.||43:10||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|6||Closed CaptioningVideoI Need Anger Management||Everyone gets angry once in a while, but some people have such trouble controlling this natural emotion that it can destroy their relationships with family and friends. In this episode of True Life we'll meet three young people about to lose everything they love because they can't control their rage.||43:08||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|7||Closed CaptioningVideoI'm Coming to America||All over the world people dream of moving to the United States. Some come for freedom, and some come for work, but all immigrants must face harsh realities of a place that can feel very strange to them. In this episode of True Life you'll meet two young people from different corners of the globe looking for a better life in America against difficult odds.||43:14||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|8||Closed CaptioningVideoI Have a Husband In Iraq||For most Americans serving in Iraq there’s probably someone back home struggling with their loved one’s long absence. On this episode of True Life, you’ll meet three young women doing their best to cope with the loneliness, fear, and added responsibilities that come from being left behind while their husbands fight overseas.||43:00||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|9||Closed CaptioningVideoI Work In the Sex Industry||The adult entertainment industry is more popular and more mainstream than ever, but working in such a sexually charged field still greatly affects the personal lives of those who make it a career. On this episode of True Life, you'll meet three young people struggling to maintain normality outside of their very unusual work places.||43:11||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|10||Closed CaptioningVideoI'm a Southern Belle||The term "Southern Belle" suggests visions of mint juleps, impeccable coiffeurs, and lives of leisure. And while contemporary belles embrace the conservative values of old, many find it challenging to adapt to our changing times. On this episode of True Life, you'll meet three young women doing their best to uphold Southern tradition, while keeping pace with the modern age.||43:11||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|11||Closed CaptioningVideoI'm Going to Fashion Week||Twice a year, the biggest event in fashion comes to New York City. It's fashion week, where designers from all over the world show off their latest collections. If you want your hemlines in the headlines, it's the only week that matters. On this episode of True Life, you’ll meet three young people with big dreams, hoping that fashion week will provide the lift that gets their career soaring.||43:16||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|12||Closed CaptioningVideoI'm Under Peer Pressure||What's it like being pressured to change who you are in order to be accepted by your friends? On this episode of True Life, you'll meet three young people who are considering making huge personal sacrifices or taking great risks, just because they're desperate to fit in with their peers.||42:56||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|13||Closed CaptioningVideoI Have Embarrassing Parents 2||Being embarrassed by your parents can be a rite of passage for many teenagers. But some moms and dads seem to take more pleasure in torturing their offspring than others. On this episode of True Life, you'll meet two young people whose parents' behavior is so over-the-top it's putting considerable stress on their relationships.||42:09||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|14||Closed CaptioningVideoI Have Schizophrenia||What if you couldn't tell the difference between reality and a scary hallucination? Or you heard voices in your head telling you to hurt yourself? That's a daily reality for more the more than two million Americans living with Schizophrenia – a debilitating brain disease that blurs the line between what's real and what's in your head. In this episode of True Life, you'll meet three young people doing their best to live with this disorder that will be with them forever.||43:16||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|15||Closed CaptioningVideoI Live Another Life On the Web||Tens of millions of us love to socialize online, but in the virtual world where you can become almost anyone you want with a few strokes of a keyboard, some people take it to the extremes. On this episode of True Life, you'll find out what happens when three young people embody an alter ego online that's in stark contrast with who they are in real life.||42:18||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|16||Closed CaptioningVideoI'm a Compulsive Shopper||Everybody shops. But for some people, walking out of a store with a bag full of something new provides a thrill like no other. On this episode of True Life, you'll meet two young women whose compulsive shopping has become such a serious addiction that they can't lead healthy lives.||43:15||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|17||Closed CaptioningVideoI'm Deaf||How would you get along in a world without sound? Where you've never heard a note of music or your own mother's voice? On this episode of True Life, you'll meet two young people who were born completely deaf and must overcome huge obstacles to get the most out of their lives.||43:12||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|18||Closed CaptioningVideoI Can't Stay Thin||What if every time you shed unwanted pounds you immediately gained them right back? That's the frustrating reality for two thirds of us who go on diets every year. On this episode of True Life, you'll meet two young people with a long history of yo-yo dieting who are doing whatever they can to lose weight and keep it off for good.||42:04||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|19||Closed CaptioningVideoI Don't Trust My Partner||What happens when you fall in love with someone you don't trust? And every moment spent apart or every phone call that goes unanswered is cause for alarm? In this episode of True Life, you'll meet two young people whose mistrustful relationships have become so toxic that each day they spend together may be the last one.||41:53||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|20||Closed CaptioningVideoI Have Acne||No one wants to go out into the world with a big pimple on their face. But for people who suffer from severe cystic acne, even the simplest social interactions can be torture. In this episode of True Life, you'll meet three young people trying desperately to find ways to clear up their skin so they can finally pursue their dreams.||41:56||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|21||Closed CaptioningVideoI'm Looking for My Mother||Man of us feel fortunate to have a strong bond with our mother. But how would it feel if your mom left you as a child, and never returned. In this episode of True Life, you'll meet two young people who are hoping to reconnect with the mothers who abandoned them long ago.||42:01||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|22||Closed CaptioningVideoI'm a Single Parent||Raising a child is a difficult challenge even with a trusted partner, but when you’re young and single, it can be overwhelming. On this episode of True Life, you’ll meet three novice parents who are doing their best to support their children and themselves all on their own.||42:06||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|24||Closed CaptioningVideoI'm Living Off the Grid||Imagine being so self-sufficient that you don’t need public utilities for electricity or water. It’s called living off the grid. As energy costs rise, and fossil fuels continue to damage our planet, more and more Americans are giving it a try. On this episode of True Life, you’ll meet three people who are taking green to the extreme by living in the wilderness for an entire year without using modern technology.||42:12||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|25||Closed CaptioningVideoI'm Getting Married 2||It starts with a simple heartfelt question, and ends with a kiss. But all bets are off during the months in between. We're talking about getting married, and for young brides and grooms it can be the most romantic, but anxiety-ridden time of their lives. In this episode of True Life, you'll follow two couples as they try to overcome huge hurtles on their way to the alter.||42:16||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|26||Closed CaptioningVideoI Have a Summer Share, Pt. 2||Every summer, thousands of young people flock to beaches across America to shack up with friends for the season. Most have just two things in mind - making money and having a good time. But on this episode of True Life, you'll meet two young people whose summer living situations may just determine their futures as well.||41:59||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|27||Closed CaptioningVideoI'm In a Love Triangle||Making a relationship work is hard enough, but what's it like if the person you're seeing is also in love with someone else? On this episode of True Life, you'll meet two young people involved in complicated and heart-wrenching love triangles.||40:56||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|28||Closed CaptioningVideoI'm Competitive With My Friends||Most of us enjoy having some good-natured competitions in our lives, but what happens if you're so combative that you turn even casual activities into cut-throat contests, and constantly make your friends your foes. On this episode of True Life, you'll meet two young people whose ultra-competitive ways are getting out of control and threatening to tear their closest relationships apart.||42:16||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|29||Closed CaptioningVideoI Have Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder||What's it like to survive the nightmare of war, but still be haunted by your experiences after returning to the US? One in five Iraq war veterans suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, a mental condition that can lead to extreme anxiety, insomnia, depression, and even suicide. On this episode of True Life, you'll meet three young people struggling to overcome their PTSD so they can finally adjust to civilian life.||42:07||$1.99||View in iTunes|
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.
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- Genre: Nonfiction
- Released: Mar 24, 2008
- © 2008 Viacom International Inc.
- CCin English