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New Louis Theroux tonight

Discussion in 'Entertainment & Culture' started by dunderhead, Nov 30, 2008.

  1. dunderhead

    dunderhead Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Louis Theroux: Law and Disorder in Philadelphia
    BBC Two, 9pm
    Louis Theroux is the master of gentle irony and faux naivety, but there is precious little room for these talents in a war zone. In the first of two programmes about law enforcement in dangerous places, he joins the Philadelphia Police Department as they drive around the 24th District, which has one of the highest rates of violent crime and homicide in the US. The neighbourhood is awash with drugs and guns; there are low-level drug dealers on every street corner, and here a person can get shot just for looking at someone the wrong way. Nobody will ever talk to the police – that’s “snitching”.
    With the sirens screaming, Louis Theroux looks anxious, shocked and out of place.
     
  2. paul-

    paul- New Member

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    cheers for the heads up!
    louis' stuff is always enjoyable
     
  3. 7 - No tomorrow

    7 - No tomorrow Feisty Contributor Supporter

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    Good looking out.

    Philly's great
     
  4. Froog

    Froog Get some! Supporter

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    this show was good. made me wanna watch some wire episodes again.
     
  5. sweetoblivion

    sweetoblivion Well-Known Member

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    I liked it, although it wasn't as funny as his other stuff - it couldn't be, obviously, and overall it was quite shocking.
    The bit with the 25 year old heroin addict was pretty awful, when she started crying at the end.
     
  6. plug

    plug Well-Known Member Supporter

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    it's streaming on the bbc site. however:

    FUCK SAKE.
     
  7. 7 - No tomorrow

    7 - No tomorrow Feisty Contributor Supporter

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    Congratulations on being the last person in Ireland to find that out.
     
  8. theoootini

    theoootini Well-Known Member

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    the ODed junkie was pretty shocking too...
     
  9. plug

    plug Well-Known Member Supporter

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    thanks, and thanks for your pointless, smart-arsed and retarded sentiment.

    anyway, someone is putting it up on youtube. good for them.
     
  10. sweetoblivion

    sweetoblivion Well-Known Member

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    oh jesus yeah it was horrible - all stiff and frozen. I just felt so sorry for the girl - she was basically saying in the next two hours she'd have to go prostitute herself to get a few bags of heroin. Scary stuff.
     
  11. Bernie Lomax

    Bernie Lomax Well-Known Member

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    this was deadly. crime is cool
     
  12. SONYMEGADRIVE

    SONYMEGADRIVE Well-Known Member

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    it was like a really good episode of COPS, mostly becuase louis
    wasn't doing much. when he did go into his simp routine, it got
    kinda stupid

    "did she just not love him?"
     
  13. Kid Lovebeach

    Kid Lovebeach Well-Known Member

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    this was great but louis may as well have not even been there, so out of his depth.

    plus it was a total rip off of the wire :p
     
  14. sweetoblivion

    sweetoblivion Well-Known Member

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    If only one of the cops was a swinger with a Thai bride.
    *sigh*
     
  15. pissypants

    pissypants Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I was kind of questioning why Louis was there himself. Have the BBC run out of ideas for his quirky interview techniques, or is he himself trying to move into a more serious style?

    That said I found that having someone like him, who's just a very ordinary middle-class bloke from the UK, standing talking to drug dealers and cops on street corners and just asking very ordinary questions put it into the kind of context where you wouldn't just blindly take it in like you would an episode of "Cops" where you'd be thinking "Ah sure that's what it it's like over there. They're all mad..."etc.

    Like when they found the OD'ed guy. I wonder if Louis had ever even seen a dead body before.

    That sort of thing put the content of the programme into a different context.
     
  16. the departed

    the departed New Member

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    i think youve nailed it there. it really put it all in perspective. having louie there was kinda like having you or i there. he was obviously scared shitless.
     
  17. nlgbbbblth

    nlgbbbblth Well-Known Member

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    bah, missed it. Hope it'll get a repeat.
     
  18. Bernie Lomax

    Bernie Lomax Well-Known Member

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  19. 7 - No tomorrow

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  20. Johnnyc

    Johnnyc Well-Known Member

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    Apparently somebody is putting it on youtube.



    (dies)
     
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