I’ve told a few people about the BBC show, Spy! I’ve happened to TiVo a couple months back. This has been some of the best television I have seen in a long, long time. This is a reality show, but being from the BBC, it is different than the US reality shows. For example, you get 60 minutes of the show; no commercials. Also, the participants are doing it, because they really, really want to. They are not doing it for cash and prizes. It’s a different mindset than the US reality shows. It has been a complete breath of fresh air.
What got me thinking about this, is that this series is over, and the last episode was two weeks ago. I miss the show. It was such a cool idea and the way it was done was impressive. I found myself really wanting to be a particpant. Ever since I read the Rainbow 6 books, I’ve been intriqued with Spy Craft. This show really got me fired up. If I was just out of college and/or didn’t have a family, I would be signing up for the FBI or something. Don’t get me wrong, I wouldn’t trade it for my life today, rather if I was a younger person starting fresh.
When I was in college, in my first two years, the FBI was recruiting people from our campus. Looking back, I wished I had the nerve to apply. I think now, the person who am today, I would have been a successful candidate. Although, I am a very different person today than I was then.
In my search for the above URL, I see the BBC has a new series called, Spooks!
Looks interesting. I’ll have to see if I can find it on PBS or BBCA.