Sadly, I watched “True Beaty” with my wife tonight. I had hopes that the show would be an honest inspection of the characters of people who were presumably chosen for their self absorbtion, because ultimately we are all selfish and in need of a savior.

I set my expectations way too high. If I had given it more thought, surely I would have realized that the show wouldn’t be what I hoped. Instead of really reflecting on the character traits of flawed individuals (as we all are), the show instead focused on an arbitrary test of the contestants’ propensity for charity and generosity. I think the test was of limited value; further, there were a number of opportunities to reflect that were passed up.