Oscar-nominated filmmaker Morgan Spurlock does a modern interpretation of an ancient topic in this documentary series. Spurlock unfurls the seven deadly sins -- lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy, pride -- with stories that prove that fact is stranger than fiction. Each episode has a story about a sin that depicts people in a rare way. One report spotlights gluttony at a Las Vegas restaurant known as Heart Attack Grill. Spurlock, who hosts and produces, says that it is "as depraved as any scripted program," and he labels it nonfiction "Alfred Hitchcock Presents."
A surgically implanted tongue patch prevents tasting food; a high-tech device allows couples to receive pleasure together while in separate places.
A service matches admitted gold diggers with available, rich men; hunters pay people to bring potential kills to their own backyards; a pastor preaches avarice over affection.
An adult star's breast implants threaten her life; dying people choose to be frozen, in hopes of future doctors being able to make them healthy.
Fight club amateurs batter each other; men build a bullet that can turn one shot into a weapon of mass destruction.
A young man prefers older women; a minister promotes prostitution; a craftsman specializes in sex toys fashioned after horses.
Men want to be women temporarily; a young man uses a wheelchair because he envies the disabled; women treat dolls as the babies they want.
A 700-pound woman wants to be a sexy entertainer; Heart Attack Grill offers free meals to people weighing over 350-pounds; coffins for the morbidly obese.
Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock is the inside man on this hourlong weekend series, which CNN says provides "an intimate look into diverse sectors of American life and offers a deep-dive into pressing issues facing the U.S." Episodes include stories about migrant farm workers, the elder care industry, union workers, gun owners, education, bankruptcy, medical marijuana and drought conditions. Spurlock hosts and is one of the executive producers.
Matt LeBlanc stars in this comedy series as ... Matt LeBlanc. The former "Friends" actor stars as an actor who is cast in an American version of a couple's British sitcom that is popular overseas. But, as the star, LeBlanc reworks the show into what turns out to be a terrible cliche, causing tension in the couple's marriage.
Social media can be a good thing when used properly, allowing people to catch up with friends and family who don't live nearby. Things can go wrong, though, when it's not used the right way. This series shows extreme examples of the negative outcomes that can result from social media usage. Episodes tell the stories of cases in which social media activity had dangerous -- sometimes deadly -- consequences. Cinematic re-enactments, witness testimony and expert interviews are used to present the tales that begin with something as simple as an online post or tweet and end with violence. Cases include an online feud between friends that results in a physical altercation and a seemingly innocent online connection to leads to a homicide.
Cosmopolitan is one of the most well-known magazines in America, with a history that dates back to the first issue of its current incarnation in 1965. This docuseries follows members of the magazine's staff as they work to let readers know about the latest in the areas of music, fashion, beauty, celebrities and more. Working for Cosmo, as it's known, comes with an all-access VIP lifestyle, but it is also a stressful job that often pushes the staffers past their limits as they strive to release the best publication that they can every month in a time when print publications are on the decline. The hourlong episodes showcase the behind-the-scenes drama associated with the celebrity encounters and beauty shoots that the staff members experience while on the job.
The sexual revolution is alive and thriving. National Geographic Channel examines a once-taboo subject that is now impacting every aspect of society, from pop culture and science to politics and social interaction. The six-part series explores how sex is increasingly permeating contemporary cultures around the world, shaping lives by becoming more visible via the internet, advertising, education and the media. Archival footage, animation, interviews and re-creations help uncover surprising ways sex impacts humanity and how societal conditions have changed over the past 50 years.