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  • TV-14
  • 2018
  • 1 Season
  • 6.9  (88)

CultureShock is a documentary series that premiered on A&E in 2018, exploring a wide range of pop culture moments and the people behind them. Across the eight episodes, the show delves into different aspects of American culture, examining the impact of movies, TV shows, music, and more on both the entertainment industry and the broader society. Each episode features interviews with experts and insiders, as well as archival footage and behind-the-scenes looks at key moments in pop culture history.

The first episode of CultureShock focuses on the show “Freaks and Geeks,” which aired for only one season in the late 1990s but has since become a cult classic. The episode explores how the show was ahead of its time in its depiction of high school life, and how it launched the careers of actors like James Franco, Seth Rogen, and Jason Segel. The second episode examines the rise of reality TV, from “The Real World” to “Survivor” to “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” and how it has changed the way we view fame and success.

The third episode of CultureShock takes on the world of hip-hop, exploring its origins in the Bronx in the 1970s and its evolution into a global phenomenon. The episode features interviews with rap legends like Grandmaster Flash, LL Cool J, and Ice-T, as well as profiles of contemporary stars like Kendrick Lamar and Cardi B. The fourth episode looks at the impact of stand-up comedy, from pioneers like Richard Pryor and Joan Rivers to current stars like Chris Rock and Amy Schumer.

The fifth episode of CultureShock examines the relationship between music and politics, from the anti-war anthems of the 1960s to the protest songs of the Black Lives Matter movement. The episode features interviews with artists like John Legend, Common, and Run-DMC, as well as historians and political commentators. The sixth episode explores the world of cosplay and comic book fandom, with profiles of super fans and interviews with cosplay legends like Yaya Han and Adam Savage.

The seventh episode of CultureShock dives into the world of horror movies, exploring how they’ve evolved over the years and why we’re still drawn to them. The episode features interviews with horror icons like John Carpenter, Wes Craven, and Stephen King, as well as behind-the-scenes looks at classic horror films like “Night of the Living Dead” and “The Exorcist.” The final episode of CultureShock takes on the phenomenon of social media, exploring how platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter have changed the way we interact with each other and how we view ourselves.

Overall, CultureShock is an engaging and informative series that offers a deep dive into a wide range of pop culture topics. Whether you’re a fan of hip-hop or horror movies, reality TV or cosplay, there’s something in this show for you. The interviews with insiders and historians provide valuable insights into the impact of these cultural moments, while the archival footage and behind-the-scenes looks at key events offer a glimpse into the making of pop culture history. If you’re a fan of documentaries or simply curious about the world of pop culture, CultureShock is definitely worth a watch.

Cultureshock is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (5 episodes). The series first aired on June 25, 2018.

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Chris Rock's 'Bring the Pain'
5. Chris Rock's 'Bring the Pain'
October 15, 2018
Comedian and Emmy Award winner W. Kamau Bell ("United Shades of America") steps behind the camera to direct this film about how Chris Rock changed the face of comedy with his seminal 1996 special "Bring the Pain." In his own words, Rock recounts how after being fired from SNL and upstaged by Martin Lawrence at his own show, he looked to challenge himself in a way he never had before. The result was his HBO special, widely considered a revelatory work with a bold style that changed the conversation about race in popular culture, as well as the face of comedy forever.
Freaks and Geeks: The Documentary
4. Freaks and Geeks: The Documentary
July 16, 2018
A documentary about a dramedy series featuring the sad yet humorous difficulties of teenage life.
The Rise of Trash TV
3. The Rise of Trash TV
July 9, 2018
A look at the rise of the raw and salacious real-life television theater of tabloid talk shows. Also, how the series laid the groundwork for reality television shows, and its lasting cultural impact.
The Osbournes: The Price of Reality
2. The Osbournes: The Price of Reality
July 2, 2018
This documentary takes a look at the story behind the groundbreaking reality TV series that catapulted the Osbourne family into the global spotlight. Ozzy, Sharon, Jack and Kelly talk about fact, fiction and the slippery line between the two. An unfiltered look at the lasting effect on the family and the reality television landscape as a whole, the film allows viewers a closer look at the price of fame.
Michael Jackson's Final Curtain Call
1. Michael Jackson's Final Curtain Call
June 25, 2018
A fast-moving cultural critique on the day that Michael Jackson passed away. Looking at the final days of the pop icon's life, the documentary sheds a light on the immeasurable pressure Jackson was under as he prepared for his final tour, and how he ultimately ended up with the biggest audience of his lifetime during his true final farewell.
Where to Watch Cultureshock
Cultureshock is available for streaming on the A&E website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Cultureshock on demand at Amazon, Hulu, Vudu, A&E, Sling, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    June 25, 2018
  • IMDB Rating
    6.9  (88)