Why you should be watching... The Truman Show 7 months ago

Why you should be watching... The Truman Show

The Truman Show has just been added to Netflix, here's why you should watch it.

Title: The Truman Show


Where can you watch it? Netflix

Number of seasons: Just one movie

IMDB rating: 8.1/10

Why you should be watching: Made 22 years ago, The Truman Show is more relevant now than it has ever been.

We live in an era where our privacy no longer exists - at least not in the way it once did.

Your private data is literally more valuable than oil, and companies, well aware of this fact, are happy to do quite a lot to get their hands on it.

Which is why The Truman Show makes for such a hauntingly good watch in 2020.


Jim Carrey plays Truman Burbank, a man who thinks he is living a perfectly normal life. But to the rest of the world, he is the biggest star on television.

His life is one big reality television program broadcast live around the clock, worldwide, and every single thing that happens to him has been scripted by a team of writers, and one mysterious leader, named Christof.

People who die around him haven't really died, they've just been written out of the show, for the entertainment of millions around the world.

As his life goes on though, Truman starts to notice the bizarre things happening around him, and sets out on a quest to find the truth.

Carrey is masterful in the main role, but it considering the movie was made 22 years ago, it is the relevance that it holds today that makes the movie a must-watch.


Reality TV has changed entirely since then, and so to has the concept of privacy itself. And given how 2020 has gone, are we really that far away from a real-life Truman Show happening in our society?

Just do a Google search of Meghan Markle's name, and see the 24/7 news coverage she receives. Is that really that different?

For a PG movie that does have some funny moments, The Truman Show is dark, scary, and a movie you should really watch.