30 Days

2005 TV-MA 3 seasons

30 Days

2005 TV-MA 3 seasons
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Supersize Me director and star Morgan Spurlock created and hosts this "do-gooding" reality series that attempts to up participants' empathy quotients -- and provoke discussion among viewers -- by immersing them in someone else's reality for a month. Not one to shy away from experience, Spurlock himself joins in the action, going to work in the coal mines of his native West Virginia and attempting to survive on minimum wage for 30 days.
Morgan Spurlock
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Summary of Season 1 (2005) - 2 discs

Morgan Spurlock (of Supersize Me fame) hosts this one-hour documentary film series that places subjects for a month in situations they're unlikely to seek out on their own. By subjecting themselves to such circumstances, participants help shed light on social issues plaguing America today, such as the rift created by religious differences between Muslims and Christians in America, the incarcerated and the lawyers who put them in prison, and more.
Full Screen 1.33:1
Spanish (Neutral)
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
TV-MA - This program is specifically designed to be viewed by adults and therefore may be unsuitable for children under 17.
age 15+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 15+
age 15+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this thought-provoking reality series was created by Morgan Spurlock, the director of Super Size Me, and follows in the documentary's footsteps by dissecting issues that face Americans every day. The show tackles some very controversial topics, including illegal immigration, job outsourcing, abortion, poverty, religion, and sexuality. As a result, most episodes feature plenty of confrontational exchanges as participants are forced to re-examine their personal beliefs and behaviors; some of the spirited "discussion" may make sensitive kids uncomfortable. But teens could learn a lot by watching -- particularly the importance of taking a close, objective look at your own values and world view.

Sexual Content

Varies according to episode topic, but, in general, not much to worry about beyond the occasional skimpy outfit and relationship discussion.


Plenty of hostility and angry confrontation, but no physical violence to speak of.


"Hell," "goddamn," etc. Stronger words are bleeped.

Social Behavior

The series' primary goal is to open minds to new ideas and behaviors. Some participants react badly to being outside their comfort zone, and many stubbornly cling to their preconceptions and/or react confrontationally to others, but the overarching structure is all about changing society for the better.


At least one episode is designed to raise awareness about over-consumption and materialism.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Varies widely depending on the episode; one is entirely focused on binge drinking.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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