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Jamie’s got balls.

(The show premiered last night.  You can watch it here on Hulu.)

I can’t imagine doing what he is doing.  This show is a great example of when someone is faced with the challenge of trying to change the mindset of a group of people for their own good, that person walks the fine line of being seen as either someone that is trying to help, or as an ass that thinks they know better and are just telling others what to do because they are too stupid to figure it out.

For this case, however, I think it’s a little bit of both.  I don’t think Jamie’s an ass, but I do think he is trying to help, and I also think he knows better than them.  Of course these people don’t know what’s good for them.  That’s not me or Jamie being an ass, that’s just a fact.  As he says at the beginning of the episode (when he is being interviewed by the radio dj), he is there because of a statistic, not because he thinks poorly of them or is there to poke fun.  That statistic (that Huntington West Virginia is one of the unhealthiest cities in the country) proves one simple, cold, hard, fact…  that the people there would rather satisfy their taste-buds and continue poor habits than live vibrant, long lives. 

I loved that he told the mother of that family that she is killing her kids.  No, it’s not because I like to see people cry, it’s because he was blunt, and so right.  It drew a strong emotion out of her, which I think is sometimes necessary for people to truly realize what they are doing.  In a way, to wake them up.

Something else I loved?  The look that surly lunch lady gave him when he called her a lunch lady.  I can’t believe she shook her head when he told the kitchen staff of the elementary school that he was on their side.  Yeah, he’s just there to eff with them and have a laugh…

It’s too bad people’s ego’s are too big to see what’s hanging off their bodies staring them in the face.

Pizza for breakfast?  Pink milk?  Seriously?

What do you think about this show?  Will these hard-heads realize he is really there to help, and can they be helped?

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