The Failure Club
I am not sure how many of you troll yahoo.com as much as I do but in the past year they have really put out some amazing original content. One of our most viewed and commented on posts is from a few years ago announcing the cancellation of the FX show 30 Days by Morgan Spurlock. Since the cancellation, Morgan has been busy at work making his documentary movies like The Greatest Movie Ever Sold. How many of you knew that he was still working on short format content as well?
Recently, I saw a few episode of The Failure Club and fell in love with it the same way I did with 30 Days. The episodes are about 8-10 minutes long (perfect for a quick workplace viewing) and follow 7 people who have let fear hold them back from what they really wanted to accomplish in life. Did they want to be a clown, a designer, a caterer, a writer? With cameras following them and recording their every move and emotion, they attempt to change their lives by not letting fear hold them back and reaching for their dreams. The show is incredibly optimistic and heartbreaking at the same time.
It is pretty safe to say that everyone, at some point or another, has been held back by fear (this writer included) and it is refreshing to see people taking a chance on their passion and watching those first steps of an idea and seeing it come to life. You watch it and root for them to succeed and cringe with every downfall. Just like 30 Days, you get hooked on the people and the human aspect of the series which is a running theme in all of Spurlock’s work.
If you have the time or want a little inspiration to get you out of your cubicle and into your dream situation, I highly suggest that you give this series on yahoo a try. I give it the I’m Not Here To Make Friends stamp of approval. New episodes are uploaded every Monday and Friday and you can see all episodes at http://screen.yahoo.com/lifestyle/failure-club/.