MTV's new docu-series, If You Really Knew Me goes inside high schools across the country to discover what can happen when students peel back their public personas, break out of their cliques and show their peers who they really are. Each episode visits a different school, following five students as they tear down the walls that divide them through a transformative one-day program, "Challenge Day". Reminiscent of the film "The Breakfast Club", this real life series goes beneath the surface and behind the labels, ultimately uniting these students as they surprise each other with illuminating yet sometimes difficult truths about their lives.
Runtime: 60 minutes
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If You Really Knew Me is an American reality television series which aired on MTV that focuses on youth subculture and different cliques in high schools. Students from each clique participate in Challenge Day, which is a program designed to break down stereotypes and unite students in schools. At Challenge Day, students from all walks of life gather together in one room. Then each student is assigned to a group where they must reveal something personal about themselves. It's at this point where each student begins their dialogue with the words “If you really knew me...” The goal of Challenge Day is to demonstrate to students the possibility of love and connection through the celebration of diversity, truth, and full expression. The show focused a handful of juveniles who participated on Challenge Day in various high schools. The series premiered on July 20, 2010 on MTV and ran for one season before MTV decided not to renew it. Recently another version of the show was aired The Netherlands called “Over de Streep” and is loosely based on the American version. It has run three seasons in The Netherlands.