True Life

Wednesday 10:00 PM on MTV - Music Television Premiered Mar 31, 1998 In Season



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AIRED ON 10/26/2013

Season 2013 : Episode 24

Show Summary

MTV's award-winning documentary series, True Life, offers an exclusive window into today's issues, concerns and lifestyles. Told from a first-person perspective, True Life provides intimate access to unseen worlds and subcultures, covering everything from sex and drugs to sports and spirituality. Glimpse into the lives of congressional candidates, competitive cheerleaders, ecstacy users, porn stars and more.

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    • Used to be good

      But not anymore.

      True life

      Doesn't seem real to me.
    • My whole town is true life

      I am a 38 ur old single mother (of polish desent) living in Gary, Indiana. Me and many of the people I know and live around could be on the show. Everyone here lives below poverty level (for America) .We all garbege pick and shop second hand stores for everything we need, anything worth anything has been sold to pay bills including our cars so everyone walks every where. I am lucky to live within a 5 to 15 minute walk from about anything I need. Welfare is about an hour. This town is dead. Many homes are vacant (for so long some houses have trees growing inside of them. There is no work even the shit no pay jobs are gone. I do have an Associates degree but still nothing, can't even get a job cleaning toilets and believe me I've begged. My idea is" How to make it, NOT JUST SURVIVE". not everyone can do it. I have 3 children here and we eat off of groceries per week. If you need a poverty striken family (not receiving welfare) for the show, let me know. . Angelamoreless
    • Found out some cool stuff on this show.

    • True Life is a documentary on people's life

      The show is one of the best show's on mtv. Wait a minute the best mtv show. This at first turned me away from the show because it is on MTV. But the show is wonderful, beautiful and amazing. I've shed tears because of it and have wondered more about my life. The show looks into people with weird parents, terits, sleep isnomia, autism. People who are in gay interracial, intereligion relationships and see how the live their lives in everyday situations. The show i hope will last forever. The show is underappreciated and i hope one day it will get the recognition it deserves.moreless
    • "True Life" is a better show than most people think it is. But, the show varies from episode to episode.

      A lot of people think MTV is all dating shows and shows about hip hop and rap. This isn't fully true. There's "MTV Cribs", "Made", and also the underrated "True Life". In each episode of "True Life", you follow two or three people with a related problem or lifestyle. Each episode is their own documentary. Some of them go nowhere though. For example, there's one that was about people who were from a specific New York island. They tried to show the struggles, but there really wasn't that much to touch up on. The only difference they really showed between them and people living in Manhattan is a slightly different accent and a different appearance. Episodes like that are just like an episode of "Real World", where you just follow people around in their daily life. That's not what I'm watching "True Life" for. But then there are a lot of interesting ones, like "I have Tourette's" or "I'm a Competitive Eater".moreless
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    Drama, Reality


    quirky characters, outcasts, not for the faint of heart, Biography, social commentary