The first episode of A&E Network's Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath aired last night at 10 pm. Since I wake up at the crack of ass, I recorded this one on the DVR, and caught up with it today. It's great TV.

Leah was one of the many famous faces that, for years, gushed about how the Church of Scientology improved her life, and could do the same for others. She is singing a different tune now. She shares her negative experiences and documents the claims of other church defectors in the program.

If one-third of what she is saying about Scientology is true, then the church itself is made up of insane control freaks, and Tom Cruise is a Grade A lunatic. There are some wild allegations being thrown around.

This is some fun TV -- chef recommends. I already hit the record button on next week's episode. If you are a person like me, who likes hearing about the corruption of secret societies of any and all kinds, you are going to like this one.

P.S. When Tom Cruise does take the time to react to some of this stuff, I'll be watching while wearing a Matt Lauer mask and fuzzy slippers.