The Philanthropist (2009– )

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 Teddy Rist (8 episodes, 2009)
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 Olivia Maidstone (8 episodes, 2009)
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 Dax / ... (8 episodes, 2009)
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 A.J. / ... (8 episodes, 2009)
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 Philip Maidstone (8 episodes, 2009)
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 Gerard Kim (6 episodes, 2009)
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 Chima Balo (4 episodes, 2009)
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 Julia Rist (3 episodes, 2009)
(3 episodes, 2009)
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 The Dealer (2 episodes, 2009)
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He can have whatever he wants, but he just wants to help. See more »


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Inspired by the hands-on philanthropy of Bobby Sager. See more »

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Another potential winner that will probably be scrapped
7 November 2009 | by (Wisconsin USA) – See all my reviews

I was surprised that some people think this show is a dog and deserves to be scrapped, that the scripts are unrealistic and this stuff could never happen in the real world. I think they are missing the point. Ask yourself this: How many dramas or any type of show can you name, in television land, that even mention philanthropy? How many promote giving of oneself? How many shows inspire the normally uninspired masses to even think about what goes on outside of our fantasy land of the U.S.A.?

Sure, this show has unrealistic plots, portrays a myopic view of world issues, has obvious product placement, and other faults but that is what pays the bills. Without these things this show would never had been made or even hit the airwaves and if it changes the life of even one person, especially one from the class of nouveau riche, it will have done a service to humanity. Sure it is flawed but there is enough truth to it to bring people back and maybe change their lives. It is all about the message, not the messenger. I do so hope NBC will let this one live.


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