I have a deep and lasting crush on Ira Glass. I'm completely hooked on the The American Life radio show. I wish more things could be This American Life-like. So of course, I jumped on the chance to watch the first season of their Showtime TV show.
I don't think anything can take the place of the hour long podcasts I love, but these shows are a wonderful fix. They cover things like hot dog stands, childhood fads, and cloning beloved animals. It ranges from the all out quirky to the upsetting to the heart wrenching (my god - the man who spends so much time at his wife's grave - sob!).
This show is so wonderful! I'm giving it a 9.