Black. White.

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Black. White.

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In this new FX reality series, two families trade places to get a taste of how the other one lives. The catch? Through the use of extensive makeup, the African-American Sparks family from Atlanta will appear white, and the Caucasian Wurgel family from Santa Monica, California will look black.
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  • Where are they now

    10
    I would to see a follow-up on the show as it has been 8 years. I would like to know how and what the children are up to and there view point as of today and that experience. Where are they now, type of thing. Does anyone know the answer to the question.

    Thanks!
  • Trying to make a statment but flopped on its face.

    1.5
    Dont get me wrong, i think the show had good intentions. but it was alittle too far fetched to be a "reality" show. its was clearly scripted and put on. all through the show both families didnt get along at all but at the last episode thay suddenly understood each other? you can see why thair hasnt been a follow up season to black. white.
  • Depreciated. Such is everything. This show takes television one step closer to what art is all about...

    9.0
    Depreciated. Such is everything. This show takes television one step closer to what art is all about. Think Greek tragedy. Art can never be more than tragic. Art which treats art in this manner is the truest art there can ever be. I am who I am. When you free yourself of all the systems around you, you will be the greatness you truly are, humanity will realise itself.



    I dedicate these words to everyone

    Just like everyone else dedicates theirs For love, fame, confidence, truth or to pass time

    no

    and you know this isn\'t true

    for these actions come from the greatness you truly are

    and such words are not as great as you

    free yourself...from yourselfmoreless
  • This show kept my attention.

    10
    I've watched all the episodes and I never get sick of it. The only thing I don't like about the show was the make up. The make up on the "Wurgel" family to make them look black did not make them look black in my honest opinion. In my opinion it made them look like burn victims. Bruno looked Indian to me. Renee was the only one who didn't pull off white in my opinion while her husband and son did. I believed that everything Renee and Brian Sparks said were true about racism and that they were justified in whatever they said on the show. They definitely kept me watching the show.moreless
  • Insightful. An interesting social experiment.

    8.8
    I think the idea for this show has been on everyone's mind for a long time, but no one really realized just how much it really had to offer. White people think racial issues are predominately over. This show proves that it is not and there is still a lot of work we have to do, starting with educating ourselves. However, the black community has some tension issues with the white community that we also need to resolve. Again, education is the key. Many psychologists say misunderstanding is the root of most conflict. I think the importance of this show is helping people realize that there are still a lot of tension issues between black and white people. By having these people walk a mile in the other person's shoes can show what other people see and how things may be offensive or misinterpreted. My only problem with the show is that I don't think the white family is so typical. Sometimes they seem wierd or over the top. Maybe the producers knew this family was going to be controversial and would make the show more dramatic.moreless
  • THIS WEEK YOU'VE GOT A LOT OF VIEWING TO DO AS SEASON TWO OF THE OFFICE HITS SHELVES ALONGSIDE SMALLVILLE SEASON FIVE AND THE THIRD SEASON OF LAS VEGAS. EXPAND YOUR MIND WITH THE FX REALITY SERIES BLACK. WHITE., OR HAVE SOME LAUGHS WITH STELLA. FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO MISSED THE SECOND SEASON OF GREY'S ANATOMY, YOU'LL BE ABLE TO CATCH IT ON DVD THIS WEEK WITH TIME TO SPARE BEFORE SEASON THREE PREMIERES ON THE ABC NETWORK.

    September 12, 2006 DVD Releases

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