Lately entertainment providers like Netflix and Hulu have been making their own original content for their subscribers. Netflix has Lillyhammer, which I watched a bit of and was interested (but not interested to watch the entire first episode). And Hulu is definitely the leading expert in original content as far as the two contenders go. They already have Battleground, a series about political campaigning filmed in documentary style a.k.a. “The Office” style, but the series that I just found out about was A Day In The Life.
Executive Produced and created by Morgan Spurlock, of Super Size Me Fame, A Day In The Life is just that…a day in the life of someone who is respected or celebrated as a musician, comedian, businessman, chef, actor, the list goes on.
Watch the trailer for season 2…
I’ve been really enjoying the show because of the people they choose to follow. It seems like they’re careful on who they decide to feature on the show…because first off…you have to pick someone that has an interesting day – most days – and it has to be interesting to the viewer. Questlove was the first one I watched, and it was interesting to see him in his apartment and have a busy day complete with rehearsals and djing, and really end up getting like 4-5 hours of sleep a night. After that I was hooked. I watched Richard Branson fly from London to Chicago and greet people / get interviewed non stop / etc… I watched will.I.am help out a district in Paris right before heading to do a sold out show in Stade De France.
I’m not sure if it’s the appeal of watching the upper class enjoy their lives of luxury and constant exposure, or actually seeing that they’re doing something with their lives that were given to them by fame. Maybe it’s just the curiosity of the happenings of a celebrity’s life. Whatever the appeal for me is…I’m gonna spend a little more time today watching more episodes of this. Between you and me…I’m interested to watch the Joel McHale one. Who doesn’t want to see a day in the life of Jeff Winger?