Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends (1998– )

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Louis Theroux documents some of the US's most bizarre happenings, events and rituals, by getting involved himself...

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Louis travels to Phoenix, Arizona - the capital of dementia care.

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Louis spends time in one of Miami County Jail's most notorious sections

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Louis meets the Phelps family, who protest against an America that tolerates homosexuality

Director: Geoffrey O'Connor
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For two weeks, Theroux visits the San Quentin State Prison.

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Louis returns to the Phelps family to find that several members have left the cult, and that they are being sued.

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Louis meets parents who have turned to medication to keep their children under control.

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Louis Theroux gets under the skin of the plastic surgery patients of Beverly Hills.

Stars: Stuart Linder, Louis Theroux
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Great Show
3 June 2007 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

This show is a unique and highly enjoyable experience. His interviewing style is not only hilarious to watch, but very effective at getting people to expose their most blunt and inner secrets. This means that each episode is not only a learning experience but laugh out loud funny.

This also often results in some pretty intense scenes where people reflect on their often sad lives. At this point they either get mad at him, dismiss him, or take it on board. Usually they will simply dismiss or get mad which can make the show a little depressing at points. I would say this makes the humour more appealing to fans of shows like The Office and other British comedies, but also funny for and American audience because of Louis naive character.


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