Louis Theroux, Weird Weekends, Series 1
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Born-again religious fanatics in Texas make several attempts to save Louis’ soul before he escapes to Colorado to meet a group who are monitoring the activities of countless alien UFOs. Dabbling in the porn industry in California and touching upon the conspiracy theory in Idaho, this series sees Louis examining the lifestyles of groups on the extreme fringes of society.
|1||VideoChristianity||Louis Theroux travels to Dallas to infiltrate the world of the born-again Christian evangelists, and quickly finds himself taking part in a rousing television broadcast and a street crusade, complete with guitar and tambourine. However, he remains unconvinced as to whether he can be saved, even by the angels who, according to his interviewees, are tasked with this job on Earth.||49:19||£1.89||View in iTunes|
|2||VideoUFO's||Louis Theroux heads off to Southwest America to hunt out the people who hunt out aliens. In Palm Springs he has an encounter with self-styled 'warrior monk' and alien killer Thor Templar who has notched up 20 alien kills over the years. He then makes makes contact with Ron and Shari from the Centre for the Study of ET Intelligence and joins them on a 'extraterrestrial' field trip.||49:00||£1.89||View in iTunes|
|3||VideoPorno||Intrepid reporter Louis Theroux gets naked and takes up the challenge of 'keeping wood' during an explicit exploration of America's porn industry. He interviews both male and female porn stars about the problems they face before landing himself a fully clothed role in a gay film.||49:13||£1.89||View in iTunes|
|4||VideoHead for the Hills||Louis travels to Idaho which is home to a growing number of right-wing patriots and militia enthusiasts who are preparing for what they firmly believe is inevitable global catastrophe. He visits former racing car driver turned patriot Steve Quayle and legendary Colonel Bo Gritz who runs 'Almost Heaven', a mountain-top commune for fellow patriots and survivalists.||49:31||£1.89||View in iTunes|
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What can I say about the fantastic weird weekends....!.
Louis always takes a sideways look at life and where others have given cold hard facts Mr Theroux does this with a sense of humour. Never actually laughing at them, as he leaves that for us to do, you find yourself feeling how 'fish out of water' he is in nearly all his episodes and yet he allows you to judge the subject matter
A brilliant programme and I will not tire of watching them.
Missing such a good episode
There is an Episode 5 which I've seen where he takes one person from each of the 4 episodes and gets them to spend Christmas together with him in his flat as a social experiment. Look it up if you get the chance