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Offline Bowie

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Louis Theroux
« on: Sunday 9 August 2009, 11:54:43 AM »
New programme on tonight documenting crystal meth addiction in California:


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Central Valley, California, is home to some of the most impoverished rural towns in America, where crystal meth addiction is prolific. In Fresno, Louis finds a community ravaged by this cheap and highly addictive drug.

As he infiltrates the town, he experiences the reality of meth abuse, as addicts who are high (or 'tweaking', as it is known) invite him into their homes to see them take hit after hit of their favourite drug. Louis becomes surrounded by the madness of daily addiction and the meth-addled confusion which is breaking this community apart.

He sees its impact through the eyes of the local police, and meets Diane and Karl, a couple who have sustained their marriage despite a 25-year meth addiction and losing custody of their five children. He witnesses arrests of sons doing meth with their mothers, and family after family broken apart from generations of meth abuse.

At the Westcare residential centre, Louis sees the work being done to combat the destruction caused by the drug. Run by ex-addicts, it offers a six-month rehab programme. He witnesses the extraordinary challenges they face dealing with meth-addicted families - babies born already hooked, with mothers caring for them while attempting to kick their own habit too.

Addiction is laid bare as Louis seeks out the stories and the people behind the drug.


Sounds like another interesting one.

Offline Keefaz

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Re: Louis Theroux
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 9 August 2009, 12:02:17 PM »
Can't see him getting many laughs out of this one, like.

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« Reply #2 on: Sunday 9 August 2009, 12:13:31 PM »
Can't see him getting many laughs out of this one, like.

Oh I don't know, meth-heads can be hilarious in a cruel laughing-at-their-expense kinda way. ;)

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Re: Louis Theroux
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 9 August 2009, 12:18:05 PM »
Just this second read that article, sounds top :)
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« Reply #4 on: Sunday 9 August 2009, 12:26:39 PM »
I've seen the preview, and found it slightly scary that a women took meth so she could; "Get the energy to do some cleaning."

Offline Keefaz

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« Reply #5 on: Sunday 9 August 2009, 12:27:30 PM »
I've seen the preview, and found it slightly scary that a women took meth so she could; "Get the energy to do some cleaning."

Feel that way myself sometimes. I have a bit of chocolate instead.

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Re: Louis Theroux
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 9 August 2009, 08:29:16 PM »
What time/ channel?

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Re: Louis Theroux
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 9 August 2009, 08:54:22 PM »
Can't wait, got so much man love for Louis  :smitten:

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Re: Louis Theroux
« Reply #9 on: Sunday 9 August 2009, 09:18:27 PM »
Recorded this for tomorrow, BB > Louis Theroux.

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Re: Louis Theroux
« Reply #10 on: Sunday 9 August 2009, 09:20:11 PM »
Recorded this for tomorrow, BB > Louis Theroux.

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« Reply #11 on: Sunday 9 August 2009, 09:22:43 PM »
Recorded this for tomorrow, BB > Louis Theroux.

Channel 4 +1 man!

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« Reply #12 on: Sunday 9 August 2009, 09:40:58 PM »
BIG f***ing BROTHER?

You're the one who's watching it, then?

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Re: Louis Theroux
« Reply #13 on: Sunday 9 August 2009, 09:42:13 PM »
As if it's still on.

Offline Interpolic

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Re: Louis Theroux
« Reply #14 on: Sunday 9 August 2009, 10:06:40 PM »
How come you don't really get Crystal Meth in this country?

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« Reply #15 on: Sunday 9 August 2009, 10:10:29 PM »
How come you don't really get Crystal Meth in this country?

You do, sadly.

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Re: Louis Theroux
« Reply #16 on: Sunday 9 August 2009, 10:24:12 PM »
The older couple - did anyone think the guy reminded them of George Bush?

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Re: Louis Theroux
« Reply #17 on: Sunday 9 August 2009, 10:33:19 PM »
Aye, first thing I thought of.

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« Reply #18 on: Sunday 9 August 2009, 11:25:07 PM »
The older couple - did anyone think the guy reminded them of George Bush?

Yep.

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« Reply #19 on: Sunday 9 August 2009, 11:26:36 PM »
What was the craic with that brother and sister near the end? Was incest mentioned? I was doing something else and didn't hear it properly.
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Re: Louis Theroux
« Reply #20 on: Sunday 9 August 2009, 11:27:45 PM »
How come you don't really get Crystal Meth in this country?

You do, sadly.

Yeah I thought as much, but it's hardly prevalent over here is it?  Not like over there.

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« Reply #21 on: Sunday 9 August 2009, 11:29:36 PM »
What was the craic with that brother and sister near the end? Was incest mentioned? I was doing something else and didn't hear it properly.

Yeah the brother's wife turned up (she looked absolutely ancient, which confused me) and said the brother and sister had been sleeping with each other for 3 years.

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« Reply #22 on: Sunday 9 August 2009, 11:29:51 PM »


Scary...
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« Reply #23 on: Sunday 9 August 2009, 11:34:28 PM »
f***ing hell.. :harry: :iamatwat:
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Re: Louis Theroux
« Reply #24 on: Sunday 9 August 2009, 11:35:02 PM »
What was the craic with that brother and sister near the end? Was incest mentioned? I was doing something else and didn't hear it properly.

Yeah the brother's wife turned up (she looked absolutely ancient, which confused me) and said the brother and sister had been sleeping with each other for 3 years.

His sister was quite fit in fairness