Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath: Actually Important? - 2017-01-27
The ten episode documentary series follows actress and former Scientologist Leah Remini as she travels the country collecting horrific stories from people who have also split with the Church. Remini is also joined by Mike Rinder, a former chief spokesperson and representative of the Church. Rinder and Remini's dynamic is incredible; Remini is the fiery Brooklyn celebrity ready to fight everyone's battles while Rinder is the level-headed Australian with the logistical insight. For something airing on A&E, the show is incredibly well done.
However I'm not writing this piece to recap the entire show or summarize the horrors experienced within the walls of the Church, as I feel like I could not do anybody justice if I tried. (If you're looking for an in-depth look at every aspect of the Church I would highly recommend the 2015 HBO documentary "Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief"). I'm writing this piece because as somebody who went into this show purely to laugh, I came out of the other end with a completely changed perspective.