TL;DR – This series explores
the temptation and addiction that we can have with capturing the past. However,
while it introduces a lot of important themes, it does not really have the
space to digest them all.
Score – 3.5 out of 5 stars
If you could be young again for a day or so, would you take that opportunity,
would you try to fix some part of your life? However, what would you do to keep
staying young, would you hurt people, would you kill, what if going back meant
losing who you were? These are all really deep questions and I don’t know how I
myself would answer, but today we are looking at a show that posits these exact
questions and more.
TL;DR – Where this documentary excels is in both illuminating complicating an issue, namely vitamins, that many people take for granted which are part of that is $100 Billion dollar industry with very little or in some cases no regulation.
Score – 4 out of 5 stars
Post-Credit Scene – There is no post-credit scene
As a society, I really feel that we are becoming more and more attuned to what it is we are putting in our bodies and the negative consequences that could have. We’ve had the discussions about fat, salt, carbs, and most recently sugar, however, in all those discussions have we missed something that we need to have to give that same level of scrutiny to. This is, of course, vitamins and I think you would have already guessed from the title of the documentary. Many of us take all sorts of dietary supplements, but are they actually beneficial for us? This is the question that the documentary helmed by Sonya Pemberton and hosted by Derek Muller is out to explore. This is a question that I am interested in myself as I grew up taking vitamins and as an adult there is a lot of noise in this issue ranging from “You are just making expensive pee” to “You are killing yourself if you don’t” and it is difficult to work out what is the reality. Which is what this documentary sets out to do through information, interviews, case studies, and the occasional song.