Let me explain my usual choices of television programs. If you allowed me to watch anything I wanted for a week, then went back and took a look at what I had been watching, it would consist exclusively of Seinfeld reruns, ESPN, Football, and Family Guy. Thats all I ever watch.
However, recently I've come across a great show called Extreme Makeover, thanks to my roommates. Nononono, its not the one where they grant peoples wishes and give them bigger boobs. Its the Home Edition, where they choose families who struggle under unusual circumstances and are truly in need of a decent home. The last one i watched, this guy who had 4 kids lived in a bad L.A. neighborhood. Recently his mother, who had 5 other younger children, was killed by a stray bullet. so the guy took in his 5 brothers & sisters, giving him 9 kids to take care of, and moved them into all he could afford: a rundown beatup old house that had 1 bathroom that barely worked. oh, and for a living this guy counseled inner city youth.
So this show sent them on a vacation and tore down they're house and built them a brand new 3 floor house that was taylored to the interests of the kids and the family. and they built it in a week. it was truly amazing. I'm not a cryer by any means, but I was borderline tearing up at the end. I suggest that everyone check it out when they get the chance. It's about time they did some good with this reality show thing.
I'm thinking about throwing myself into the worst possible living situation and adopting a buncha kids so maybe they can come build a house for me. I bet my bed would be a giant football helmet. that'd be cool.