I tend to enjoy a good documentary. We watched one last weeked called Married in America 2. It was directed by Michaell Apted who was famous for the Up series which followed the lives of 14 British children since 1964. Married in Amerca followed 9 American married couples. I didn’t see Married in America but luckily Part 2 showed clips from the first one so you could get acquainted with the couples. Married In America 2 visits the couples after they’ve been married 5 years which is just about where we are now. Some of the couples had separated or divorced by year 5. Sad but true. It was fascinating listening to them talk about their marriages: what was hard, what was great. Real life is not just stranger than fiction, it’s often more interesting. People are just fun to watch. As you can see, I’m a bit obsessed with marriage. I feel like an Escher painting: a married couple watching married couples on tv.
#152: Watching documentaries about marriage August 30, 2011