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Naturally, Danny Seo

Naturally, Danny Seo

Spring 2017 Television
Ages: 13 - 16 yrs.
Rating: TV G

Our culture today is obsessed with the new and the shiny. We can't wait for the next "upgraded" version. We tear down old houses and quickly build new ones. We don't have time to make photo scrapbooks anymore; instead, we buy thumb drives filled with memory for our memories. Or we simply create an Instagram account and post everything there.

Danny Seo offers a refreshing change from all of that. He's an "environmental lifestyle expert." Think Martha Stewart with a little bit more focus on green living. His "Naturally, Danny Seo" show urges a healthy lifestyle, one that encompasses caring for yourself, your family, your friends and the planet. On his show, he offers "life hacks," or ways to celebrate your day with "truth, beauty and goodness," as he likes to say.

And what does that mean exactly?

He'll show you how to take an old book and make a clock out of it. He calls it "upcycling" - turning trash into treasure with simple and affordable ideas and projects. He also conducts interviews with guests who offer interesting do-it-yourself tricks, such as a new twist on a school lunch or a how to make a stick horse toy. He also interviews people who are running businesses that somehow give back to the community, such as Sarah Wolfgang, owner of The Dog Café in Los Angeles, where you can get a cup of coffee and adopt a dog.

The show offers ideas that might appeal to crafty teens, moms and dads, which sets it apart from the more specific daytime talk or cooking shows.

Seo's message set himself apart, too, and it should appeal to everyone: Focus on feeling good inside and out, and remember to repurpose and recycle to help save our planet.

Ann Oldenburg   ©2017 Parents' Choice
Ann Oldenburg, lecturer and interim director of the journalism program at Georgetown University, writes about television, food, workplace issues and other pop culture topics. A University of Florida Gator with a degree in journalism, she began her career at The Washington Post and spent more than two decades with USA TODAY. She and her husband have three sons and live in McLean, Virginia.

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