We finally have a reality show that isn't based on smut or horrible "acting". Who Do You Think You Are? is a fantastic program that follows a number of celebrities on their journey to discovering their ancestors.
Sarah Jessica Parker learns about her connection to the Salem Witch Trials, Emmit Smith learns about his slave ancestors, Lisa Kudrow discovers a relative from the Holocaust, Matthew Broderick has family who served in the Civil War, Susan Sarandon had a relative who "got around", Brooke Shields has royalty in her blood and Spike Lee has an unexpected surprise.
These stories are top-notch. Whenever I think of genealogy, I tend to get bored, but this show will keep you captivated as you discover family answers to the stars.
There's obvious marketing going on as each person uses a certain database to help find their great-grandparents, but it's all worth it whenever they travel to small towns and foriegn countries in search of their heritage.
Who knows, maybe this program will entice you to look up your ancestors.
Whoever said Reality TV was the downfall of our society has not seen Who Do You Think You Are?
This DVD was provided for review, at no cost, by Acorn Media.