Subject: Episode of “I Shouldn’t Be Alive” on Discovery Channel
Discovery Channel (repeat)
I Shouldn’t Be Alive: Episode #32 Suburban Nightmare Airing Dare: December 23, 2011
Suburban Nightmare: After a foolhardy move from San Francisco to Atlanta in 1990, a young Jewish couple find themselves trapped in an affluent, newly constructed gated sub-division in Cobb County, Georgia. Quickly realizing there is no Peets Coffee or even fresh ground, organic shade grown decaf beans to be found, they reel out of control in a suburban wasteland littered with cigarette butts, chew tobacco, fast food, Big Chickens, and tree repair crews missing their front teeth. Darkness falls on their barely finished 5000 square foot home as the pair is subjected to blinding rainstorms, stucco problems, right wing neighbors who claim that possessing handguns is an inalienable human right, and a persistent colony of Latter Day Saints in matching suit and ties camped out in front of their two story custom beveled stained glass front door. Mental and physical survival hangs on a thread as the husband attempts without success to find a non-franchise gourmet grocery store in which to purchase a decent fresh baked sour dough baguette…. with Maytag Blue Cheese. His wife’s hope turns to desperation when she finds out that the California born store owner is a card carrying Republican who never supported Cesar Chavez’s farm union initiatives……….