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Old 06-18-2007, 10:41 PM   #1
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Dr. Phil: House of Hatred
Did anyone see the show?

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"Dr. Phil conducts a groundbreaking social experiment. Six individuals from different walks of life, with different judgments and prejudices live under the same roof in an attempt to break down the walls of hatred and intolerance. Gary, 26, is a white supremacist who hates all people of other races. B., 58, is an African-American woman who thinks all white people are "ignorant sociopaths." Staci, 22, is a thin woman who thinks obese people are "disgusting blobs" and not people at all. John, 24, is over 600 pounds and hates skinny people. Christina, 22, believes all homosexuals are sinners. Tessa, 19, is a lesbian who hates straight people. Dr. Phil puts them to the test with assignments that force them to work together with their adversary. It doesn’t take long for hostility to break out, sending Dr. Phil over to the house, saying, “This has got to stop.” Will these guests learn acceptance, or turn on each other? "
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Old 06-18-2007, 10:43 PM   #2
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It's a re-run. I saw it the first time it was on. Pretty interesting to see them progress in the house. I can't comment cause I don't want to spoil anything for ya.
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Old 06-18-2007, 10:50 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by Silver View Post
It's a re-run. I saw it the first time it was on. Pretty interesting to see them progress in the house. I can't comment cause I don't want to spoil anything for ya.
oh, i saw it, i just wanted to hear your opinion.
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Old 06-19-2007, 08:17 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by madametj View Post
oh, i saw it, i just wanted to hear your opinion.
Well I think the whole thing is manipulated for the entertainment value, but it was interesting to see them interact with each other. I don't really have much of an opinion really.

The whole thing is several episodes long. Have you seen them all?
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Old 06-19-2007, 09:47 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by Silver View Post
Well I think the whole thing is manipulated for the entertainment value, but it was interesting to see them interact with each other. I don't really have much of an opinion really.

The whole thing is several episodes long. Have you seen them all?
SEVERAL episodes?!?!! i only saw the 1st one!
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Old 06-19-2007, 11:40 PM   #6
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I just saw the first one. I was kind of disappointed that he got perfect stereotypes to share the house. I guess I'm speaking of the overweight man, and the skinny girl. I happen to know that there are many overweight people who keep thier house clean, and shower. Why couldn't one of them have joined the group, so the skinny girl could see that she was wrong about them. Instead, he purposly got the man who won't shower or do his part of the work. It seemed to me that all he did was prove her, and all others who think like her, right.

I'm sorry to go on like this, but I hate the way overweight people get treated by society, and nobody seems to realize its just another predjudice. I have a sister, who is a big woman, but I've never met a harder worker, and you can bet, she's going to keep her body, and her house clean. She doesn't have a lazy bone in her body, but most of society would look at her, and just assume she's a lazy, dirty person, without even knowing her.

I don't know why I said all that. Please ignore me if I've offended. I don't dislike thin people, so please don't think I was saying that. It would be just as wrong of me to assume they're bad people just because they're thin, as it is for society to judge us (my sisters and me) based on how much we weigh....So please don't think I was saying that.
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I watched it for the first time, and honestly...all I could do was chuckle. An interesting social experiment, but least we forget the main purpose of TV is entertianment.
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I didn't see the show but I saw it advertised. It's looked so... staged, so obviously made to be "entertaining"... I don't know, I guess I don't like it when tv shows take a serious subject and turn it into a circus.
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Old 06-18-2007, 11:46 PM   #9
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It sounds a little like Survivor or Big Brother. Yes, those shows are for entertainment, but they are also social experiments. As a social science major, I really find these interesting. Once people get comfortable with the cameras, they let down their guards. Very interesting...(although I didn't watch this particular show).
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Old 06-19-2007, 08:08 AM   #10
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For sure, these social experiments are really interesting. I heard about a teacher who designed one based on eye colour. The experiment was done in a school in Montreal with fairly young kids and it was shown on tv. The class was segretated based on the colour of the eyes. There was a good colour and a bad colour. It's remarkable to see the effect on the kids. Some kids in the "bad eye colour" group break down in a matter of minutes. Some other kids in the good eye colour group are fighting the teacher, saying it's not fair, that they like the kids with the bad eye colour and that we shouldn't do it to them.

Anyways, I guess I'll have to see the show of Dr. Phil! Hey if you guys think I HAVE TO watch tv and knit, I'll do it. :rofling:
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