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  • Series Premiere Date: Jan 28, 2010
  • Season #: 1
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  • Summary: Survivor's Jeff Probst hosts this special where a man with Lou Gehrig's disease is given the opportunity to take part in a variety of inspirational adventures.
  • Genre(s): Documentary
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 7
  2. Negative: 4 out of 7
  1. 75
    The show is by turns sweet and funny.
  2. Even offering a slightest knock of this show feels about as kind as, say, throwing a rock at a Haitian orphan. This viewer, however, is not convinced there’s a one-hour series here.
  3. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    40
    Probst's heart certainly appears to be in the right place. Still, in terms of surviving in the rough-and-tumble of reality TV, he ought to be the last guy who needs being told it's a jungle out there.
  4. The show is a manipulative tearjerker that uses this poor guy's real-life death sentence to milk tears out of viewers. And that makes it a little icky to watch. It's great that Childs gets all sorts of adventures but the blatant effort to wring tears out of viewers made me uncomfortable.
  5. Reviewed by: Mike Hale
    30
    The cues for tenderness and uplift are all over Live for the Moment: the choked-back tears, the crowds of applauding family and friends, the corny speeches, the constant reiterations (essential for this sort of reality show) of how amazing the whole experience has been.
  6. This show still feels emotionally manipulative and at times even uncomfortably invasive.
  7. Reviewed by: Hank Stuever
    20
    With what I'm sure are only the best of intentions (pshaw!), Live for the Moment winds up being one of the skeeviest and most exploitative things on television since...well, not that long, because television finds so many ways to skeeve and exploit in the name of "reality."
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. KariG.
    Jan 29, 2010
    8
    I liked the uplifting message because I'm sick of all the negative gimmicky TV out there. I do think that one of Roger and Julie's I liked the uplifting message because I'm sick of all the negative gimmicky TV out there. I do think that one of Roger and Julie's main reasons for participating was under-played - support for ALS research and exposure. Thanks. Collapse
  2. MarkC.
    Jan 28, 2010
    6
    Jeff Probst hosts this special that easily could turn into a series (or series of specials) about living your life to the fullest. And let