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Taboo is a National Geographic television show that is focused on addressing the world's taboos. What is interesting about this TV show is that they are willing to talk about topics that other people would normally shun. This is a fantastic show for learning about the world's taboo topics and learning why certain topics are a taboo.

The fact that Taboo talks about taboo topics that no one else is willing to, is what makes it an interesting television show. The topics range from the utterly bizarre all the way to the disgustingly strange and offensive.

One of the episodes on Taboo talks about a millionaire man who hops trains when he is not running a multimillion dollar company. It is an interesting episode that later talks about a lady who wants to have a surgery done to become a paraplegic. She has a rare condition that is called Body Integrity Disorder which gives a person the desire to become a paraplegic.

The show delves deep into the depths of the psyche of these people who are involved in the taboos. It is a great show for developing an understanding of people, and the reasons for why they think the way that they do. It is also one of the most interesting shows on television because it talks about topics that would otherwise be scorned.

The show can also sometimes be downright hilarious. For example, there is an episode where a guy is a real life superhero, and he listens to the police scanner and goes to attempt solve the conflicts. Taboo does a great job explaining why this is a taboo topic, and what about it is appealing to this real life superhero.

The one thing that you will quickly learn about this show is that it is highly educational. You will learn a lot about why people think the way they do and a lot about the topic in general. For example, in the real life superhero episode you will learn that real life superheroes are a growing trend. However, the majority of these real life superheroes are not actually trying to fight crime.

Taboo is a great show for anyone who has an interest in the bizarre and strange. You are guaranteed to find it here. Your eyes will be glued to the television from the moment the show begins to the moment that the show ends.

Tuesday 9:00 PM et/pt on National Geographic
10 Seasons, 115 Episodes - Currently Airing
September 30, 2002
Documentary & Biography
8.0/10
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Taboo Full Episode Guide

  • Different rituals from around the globe are profiled. Included: Body scarring in Papua New Guinea; spiritual healing in Venezuela; and yam harvesting in the South Pacific.

  • In Florida, a man known as Dada 5000 is the self-proclaimed ?King of the Ghetto.? Living in one of the most poverty-stricken and crime-ridden areas in America, he has turned his backyard into a savage fight club, and his bare-fisted business into an opportunity for glory and for survival. In Las Vegas, 500 miles of flood tunnels provide shelter for many of the Nevada homeless. These tunnel dwellers constantly face crime, violence and even the risk of deadly floodwaters.

  • Americans value physical beauty and those who achieve a firm and fit body. In Hollywood, Fla., Rajee is a transgender woman who took part in black market plastic surgery.

  • Focusing on extreme medical procedures - including leg lengthening surgery and taking snake venom.

  • A look at obesity in America.

  • A San Diego church leader urges his congregation to explore their spirituality via full-body suspension.

  • Examining strange obsessions. Included: a woman in Fresno, Cal., who looks after 1000 cats; a Staten Island mother who has a stash of zombie dolls.

  • Extreme methods for looking younger are explored.

  • People with unusual professions are profiled. Included: an exorcist; a male escort; and an artist who works with blood.

  • Unusual relationships are spotlighted including a man who makes friends with KKK members in order to better understand racism; a Los Angeles couple who become involved with other people.

  • The tenth season opens with a Pittsburgh man claiming he's a dog, a pair of Satanists in California and a dominatrix who trains ponies.

  • A closer look at demonic possessions.

  • A closer look at unusual rituals, including a nun in India who fasted to death; a Taiwanese man who hired exotic dancers to perform at his father's grave; a San Francisco man who collects human remains; and a woman in Alabama who honors her late husband with a patriotic gun salute using bullets filled with his ashes.

  • Sex changes are discussed. Included: a profile of a married couple who both switched genders after meeting and falling in love.

  • A closer look at cultures' perceptions of childhood including young snake charmers in India; young girls who are worshiped as living goddesses in Nepal; and an American teen who's considering a sex change.

  • For one man in England, collecting bird ornaments is a full-time hobby.

  • Owen has chosen to undergo hormone therapy to become male - the catch is, he's only eighteen.

  • Sex changes are discussed. Included: a profile of a married couple who both switched genders after meeting and falling in love.

  • Extreme forms of body modification are examined, including female bodybuilders and a woman with horn implants and pointed teeth. Also: a look at the rising "bagelhead" trend in Japan.

  • Welcome to Phoenix, home of the hardest approach to drink related crimes in the United States including tough DUI laws, zero tolerance and confronting anti-drinking campaigns.

  • Sex changes are the main focus. Included: a profile of a married couple who both switched genders after meeting and falling in love.

  • Profiling a 40-year-old virgin from Australia; a man from New Zealand who claims to have had sex with nearly 2000 women; and an Arkansas man who has a fetish for balloons.

  • The most unusual weddings are featured, including a wedding of nine naked couples in Jamaica, a dog wedding in California, and an Indonesian man kidnapping his bride.

  • A team of heavy-duty house cleaners take on a filthy foreclosed home in Minneapolis.

  • These are no ordinary models, and this is no ordinary agency.

  • If you are famous enough for this English collectors shop, the owner will pay you to leave a certain kind of deposit in a jar.

  • Mississippi teens attend a purity ball, where daughters pledge their sexual purity to their fathers; and a 13-year-old mother in Australia.

  • A recovering alcoholic sends her 14-year-old son on a booze-fueled trip to Spain, with hopes that a vacation of excess may teach him a lesson.

  • People with uncontrollable medical conditions discuss the truth about their lives. Included: a father whose Tourette's syndrome makes him an outcast; a 17-year-old stigmatized by self-harm.

  • In the ninth season premiere, the people who work with dead bodies are profiled. Included: a family of skull cleaners in Oklahoma City; body-collecting contractors in Maryland; a Florida man who buys and sells serial-killer souvenirs.

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Transgender Marriage Clip (04:52)