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The 1940s House (2001)
Must See TV - Really! (slight spoilers)
For anyone interested in "Reality TV" with an emphasis on "Real", check out 1940's House as soon as you can.
The Hymer family from northern England spends 9 weeks living the life of a suburban 1940's family during the infamous London blitz. Everything they use, wear, purchase, read comes from that time period - including ration books, blackout curtains, Victory gardens, and a self-built bomb shelter.
What makes this "House" installment the best in a long line (see "Frontier House", "Colonial House", "1900 House") is the family's willingness to immerse themselves in the project wholeheartedly. You as the viewer really begin to sympathize with the Hymer family's struggles to live a 1940's life with a 21st century mindset. While the father was inti tally the most gung-ho member of the group, I think most people will come away liking the attitude and spirit of the mother the best - she truly embodies the British spirit that was so essential and prevalent during England's darkest hour.
This is 3 hours of "history" that no one will want to end. Children would also enjoy this as there are 2 young boys (ages 10 and 7) who participate in the program wholeheartedly and are really an asset to the program.