The American Dream is a potent idea. We can be whatever we want to be. Unlike other nations, there are no specific class divisions that keep us from climbing the proverbial ladder as high as we want or are able to? But what happens when that drive crosses a legal and moral boundary?
American Greed has been part of the CNBC schedule since 2007. Hosted by Stacy Keach, the series follows real life cases of people who would do anything (and I mean anything) for financial gain. Pushing everything and everyone else aside, they lie, cheat, steal, or even kill for the almighty dollar.
Narrative wise, these stories are compelling. You hope that the perpetrators will be caught, but there is a sense of thrill as each episode reaches its crescendo. I can’t help but feel angry when I sit down to watch this show. There are millions of Americans (not to mentions millions more outside of this nation), who are barely making ends meet. And yet some are so concerned with their own bank accounts, that they cannot see beyond their own needs.
Do I recommend it? Yes.