I was on tumblr, and someone I follow posted a link about how MTV is going to do a reality show about nurses called Nurse Nation.
The premise for this docu-series (per the description on MTV's website) is to follow twenty-something travel nurses as they go about their travel assignments in a brand new hospital for 13 weeks.
I have mixed feelings about this. I'm half wondering which hospitals and patients agreed to this kind of exposure (my first thought was "doh, HIPAA? How much paperwork did this take? And how many lawyers did you cram into a room?"). Despite my overwhelming lack of faith in MTV to produce anything worth watching (it went away completely when Daria ended. The last time I watched MTV on a regular basis, Daria and TRL were still on, and Carson Daily was hosting the latter), I'm semi-curious but also a little revolted. Curious because there's the off-chance MTV might do a pretty decent job, but extremely cautious because it's MTV, and I can just see how they'll blow up a situation and take it out proportion.
Of course, MTV has had some good documentaries, specifically their True Life
series, but even that has some exceptions.
Here's the link: