I think its an ok series, but I think Spurlock is far too PC and/or environmentalist/green to actually be trustworthy enough for me to take the show too seriously.
He did a special on using hormone therapy as a fountain of youth, and the show showed a man who decided to use hormone therapy to improve his body and mind. However, the guy experienced infertility as a result of the therapy, and everyone acted like it was some terrifying consequence. I thought it was common knowledge that bringing in outside testosterone to a male body shut down sperm production, leading to temporary infertility. That issue kinda bothered me, because anyone who knows the basics about hormone therapy knows it can and probably will shut down sperm production, and production will restart when the drugs are stopped. The producers tried to make it look like that was some kind of major threat that nobody anticipated. Heck, some people use small doses of testosterone strictly for birth control.
His special on Muslims in america was good too but still, his PC side made me critical. The muslim family said that terrorists were extremist minorities, no different than what Eric Rudolph or Tim McVeigh are to white christians. I don’t buy it.
Osama bin Laden, however, is viewed favorably by large percentages in Pakistan (65%), Jordan (55%) and Morocco (45%).
For the first time ever in a Muslim nation since 9/11, support for Osama Bin Laden has dropped significantly (58% favorable to just 23%). [this poll is in Indonesia]
For context, roughly 1/4th of the world’s muslims live in either Pakistan or Indonesia. Support for Bin Laden used to be 58% in Indonesia and is in the 60-70% range in Pakistan.
Among western muslims though i’m sure Bin Ladin supporters are a minority. And even if some do support Bin Ladin, that is a far cry from supporting terrorism against civilians or actively assisting in these things.
Aside from that, I still think its a good series. I just don’t trust Spurlock very much. His green and PC platforms aren’t too trustworthy to me.
This isn’t meant to be a debate on testosterone or how anti-mainstream support for Bin Ladin is, i’m just pointing out that I think the biases of the producers takes away from the quality of the show and make it hard for me to trust what I see on the show. Aside from that its pretty good.