Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Time of Death: Watch This Show!

I felt compelled to use an exclamation point above in the SUBJECT line, which implies a sort of excitement or even whimsy, but what I wish to convey is quite serious.

The bride and I just stumbled into the Showtime series, Time of Death.  It's an hour-long series about people who are dying.  From the site:

What are the final weeks, days and very moments of life really like? TIME OF DEATH offers an unflinching, intimate look at remarkable people facing their own mortality. Cameras follow these brave, terminally ill individuals as they live out the end of their lives, supported by family, friends, and dedicated healthcare and hospice workers who gently guide the process. This groundbreaking documentary series provides a tangible, hopeful reminder of the finite nature of our time here on earth.

The program is quite realistic--very few punches are pulled--and as a consequence is pretty sobering.  It is compelling and arresting and gripping and all that.  Usually by 10 pm I am dozing off on the sofa, but with this show I am wide awake, wrung out when it ends, yet still not wanting it to be over.

Watch it, just watch it.  Episode 4 airs Friday at 9:00 EST.

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