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Vice is an edgy and informative documentary style show that has recently become quite popular on HBO. Vice itself actually began as a magazine and online news outlet but then quickly spread into full length documentary productions. These two powerful and effective communication types make Vice a powerful and informative TV show that watchers can both relate to and learn from. Vice is definitely unique among other documentary shows and series, primarily thanks to the way scenarios are presented but also simply because of the various scenarios that are laid out for the viewer to see. No other show gets as up close and personal as Vice does in countries and cultures all around the world.

Each individual episode of Vice focuses on one or more shocking or interesting facets of life from around the world that are very different from what would be seen in the United States. Some episodes are centered around dangerous or impoverished countries while others focus on the cultural and spiritual differences around the world; regardless of the direct content, Vice is meant to inform viewers with raw and often surprising footage. Because of this film type Vice has really caught on with some viewers while other viewers find it to be overwhelming or disturbing.

Understanding the world is difficult and overwhelming in many cases and Vice really brings the viewer into various parts of the world. No other show has as much raw and surprising footage as Vice which makes it a thrilling and educational adventure through far off lands or nearby underground cultures that are otherwise overlooked. Vice has also been known to sneak into places that don't allow filming, such as North Korea and other hostile countries, in order to bring their viewers the absolute best footage, this makes Vice into one of the most daring and exciting documentary series you can find anywhere.

Friday 11:00 PM et/pt on HBO
5 Seasons, 66 Episodes
April 5, 2013
Documentary & Biography, News
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Vice Full Episode Guide

  • There are thousands of types of bananas but Americans have eyes for only one kind - the very marketable yellow Cavendish, which accounts for 95% of global banana exports.

  • Gianna Toboni reports on the globalization of fast food and the expanding obesity epidemic worldwide; Thomas Morton explores the productive world of Nigerian cinema and even takes a turn in front of the camera.

  • HD. Experiencing Sharia up close in Indonesia; the extent of our plastic addiction and the surprisingly simple ways we can solve it.

  • College athletics have seen sky rocketing revenue growth in the last decade, fueled by media contracts and corporate sponsors. In order to enter this system, the NCAA demands that players refuse profits and in return receive scholarships and access to state-of-the-art facilities. But with college sports now a multi-billion-dollar industry, the question being asked in federal court remains whether that compensation is enough.

  • HD. Tensions between the African-American community and St. Louis police; new technologies that expand what it means to be human.

  • A pair of strain hunters scour the Democratic Republic of Congo searching for one of the rarest species of cannabis; nuclear physicist Taylor Wilson sits down with the scientists working to unlock the secrets of the Universe.

  • With climate change warming the Arctic at an alarming rate, the frozen earth that covers almost a quarter of the Northern Hemisphere's landmass is beginning to thaw. If this thaw continues unchecked, scientists warn we could awaken "a sleeping giant" of climate change./ 2016 was the deadliest year yet for refugees journeying across the Mediterranean Sea in the hopes of reaching Europe. The prospects of building a new life are growing darker for the 180,000-plus refugees who arrived in Italy alone this past year. VICE Correspondent Gianna Toboni follows the journey of these refugees left in limbo.

  • Families and doctors rewrite the rules as they decide the best time to start medical intervention before transgender youth hit puberty.

  • After six years of civil war, Bashar al-Assad, Syria's longtime dictator is ready to regain full control of his country; the economic stakes of denying climate change for decades.

  • A sneak peek of Season 5.

  • In the fourth season finale, Thomas Morton examines proposed missions to Mars; and Gianna Toboni reports on the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and interviews former detainees.

  • The relationship between student loans and the rising cost of college; a new medical practice uses stool from a healthy individual to remedy intestinal infections in others.

  • A report on ALS, an incurable neurodegenerative disease, research and the regulatory hurdles faced by ALS patients and drug makers.

  • 'Flint Water Crisis' - The water crisis in Flint, Michigan horrified the nation: a once-thriving industrial city had fallen on such hard times that residents couldn't even trust the water from their own taps. But more shocking still were revelations that city and state officials knew about the problems with the water but failed to take action or warn the public. Ahmed Shihab-Eldin reports from Flint on the realities of life in a city poisoned by its own government. 'Libya on the Brink' - When the Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi was killed during the revolution of 2011, it seemed like good news for democracy in the Muslim world. But in 2012, the American ambassador and three other Americans were killed in a bloody attack in Benghazi, and today, a split between government factions has ceded large portions of the country to ISIS fighters and other extremists. Simon Ostrovsky reports from the front lines as rival militias fight to save Libya as we know it.

  • Heroin Crisis: America is plagued by the worst epidemic this country has ever seen: more people are dying from overdoses than from car accidents-and at the center of it is an explosion in the use of heroin. New Age of Nukes: Investigating why the military wants to upgrade the nukes we have, and is it a big risk?

  • When NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden leaked details of massive government surveillance programs in 2013, a raging debate over digital privacy and security erupted.

  • Ben Anderson examines the campaign to obliterate polio in Pakistan despite threats from the Taliban against the vaccinators; Kaj Larsen reports on unexploded ordnance in Southeast Asia that has been sitting there since the Vietnam era.

  • Investigating Iran's nuclear program. Also: profiling kids who live on the streets of Kolkata, India.

  • Examining the plight of migrant workers in Dubai - who are employed on a project bearing the name of a man who might be America's next president. / Looking into the increasingly prominent business relationship between China and Africa.

  • Examining new energy sources for the future to reduce carbon emissions and addressing the threat of climate change.

  • Isobel Yeung takes a look at the fight for women's rights in Afghanistan since the U.S. invasion in 2001; Suroosh Alvi features the private military contractors who protect global commerce from pirates in international waters.

  • A new generation of Palestinians joins the conflict with Israel in the West Bank; young Cubans embrace American culture and hope for a more open relationship with the U.S.

  • Examining the conflict in Yemen and the ongoing battle for LGBT equal rights in the United States.

  • Meathooked: Massive meat factory farms are springing up to supply the addiction of meat, especially pork and beef. But industrial meat operations produce more than just cheap T-bones; they also dish out enormous environmental harm. End of Water: Water is the single most vital resource we have, but the water we need is simply disappearing.

  • Doctors and researchers are making incredible strides in the fight against blindness. Small-scale weed farmers have been fighting to legalize marijuana for generations--but the closer they get to ending the prohibition on pot, the closer they get to a new threat: corporate takeover of their way of life.

  • Exploring the moral, political and personal questions raised by euthanasia.

  • Following the refugee trail from the Syrian border to Europe, meeting Syrians determined to find a better life.

  • Season Four Premiere. The fight against the terrorist group Boko Haram who are responsible for thousands of deaths in Nigeria. But is the hunt for insurgents causing as much harm as it's preventing? A new gene-editing method called CRISPR has made the process of gene-editing so astonishingly simple, it could reshape evolution as we know it.

  • Journalist Ben Anderson enters three front lines in Iraq, where Sunni, Shiite and Kurdish forces are battling the Islamic State.

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