Friday, December 19, 2008

The Secret Millionaire

Has anyone seen this show yet? I watched it for the first time today and cried my way through it (ok, I know I'm hormonal and everything, but it is still really really good!).

If you haven't seen anything on it, it's about different multi-millionaires who are plunked into a poverty situation for a week with only a limited amount of money (today's guy had $47 to last him all week and had to pay for a hotal with that as well) and no possessions. They work along side people in the neighborhood and find people that they'd like to help. Then at the end of the week, they unveil themselves and give out giant checks to the people that they think are most deserving.

I was critical at first, thinking that it would just glorify the milionaire as this philanthropist because he gave away a teeny tiny part of his humongous fortune...but that wasn't the case at all. The show really highlights the people in the community that go to incredible lengths to help others. These people work with nothing to feed, clothe, motivate, inspire, and support others who need it most.

I kind of feel rotten watching it because I know that I could help others more, but I don't. I mean, I guess we give to the church, and they in turn give to many many organizations around Charlotte, but I feel like I could do more. Hm. I will be on the lookout.

So, last night was the season finale, but I'm sure there will be reruns going on somewhere on Fox. Check it out!


LeShayne said...

I have only seen one episode bc I dont really know when its on. Thought the same thing...that it was just glorifying millionaires but it really was touching. I'm impressed.

Carydip said...

I LOVED it and saw all episodes, hope they do more. I agree with you totally, it was very well done. By the way, they all made me cry all the way thru also. Love~Mom