Show Notes: ‘Selling Sunset’; ‘Fix My Choir’

Ed Sheeran “Selling Sunset”: From the producers of “Bar Rescue” and “Fix My Choir,” this reality series tries to whip folks in various stages of homelessness into financial shape. So far, so good: “Selling…

Show Notes: ‘Selling Sunset’; ‘Fix My Choir’

Ed Sheeran

“Selling Sunset”: From the producers of “Bar Rescue” and “Fix My Choir,” this reality series tries to whip folks in various stages of homelessness into financial shape. So far, so good: “Selling Sunset” showcases how to shop smart, not so smart and downright lame. One first-season participant who used Facebook to find jobs is clearly a regular on “Finding Jobz”; others show surprising restraint when asked if they’d rather sleep in a cardboard box or a shelter room. (She says he doesn’t want a roof.) A more interesting part of the series, though, is when it focuses on folks who pay for hotel rooms while waiting for work. They’ll make $300 a day in rent and get paid in cold, wet dollars. And sometimes that money goes directly to the homeless. Fine. Fine. But it’s the comments of former Baltimore Inner Harbor Commanding Officer Wayne Hall that make this even more human. Since he has emerged from homelessness — or at least he stopped being homeless — Hall rants about the rush to give away what he could’ve saved for rent and bills. But he’s also thankful: “I wouldn’t be able to afford the rent, let alone get by.”

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