Wednesday, May 25
The Doc Club
There's a new show on OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network) that I happened to catch the other day, and I'm hooked.
The Doc Club.
The mission is very cool: Oprah wants to do for documentaries what her book club did for books. Give them exposure.
Shot in the format of "Inside The Actor's Studio" and hosted by Rosie O'Donnell, the show features the stars and producers of new documentaries, one at a time. This episode showcased the new film about Chaz Bono and his transgender process. Chaz was there, the creators and producers, even his girlfriend.
This show truly does fill an unmet need: I love documentaries but I rarely have the opportunity to watch them. You have to hunt them out, look for them, go out of the way to see them generally. The Doc Club puts them front and center, with all meaning and strategy put in front of us too.
I really liked the show, and am looking forward to the next one.
What's your experience? Jim.