Vice : Season 1 (2013)


Season 1
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Vice's storytelling reporting style seeks to examine the macro through the micro, though its shock jock approach occasionally overshadows its subjects.

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Critic Ratings: 13

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User Ratings: 11

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Air date: Apr 5, 2013

A newsmagazine that investigates unusual stories from around the world begins with a visit to the Philippines to examine the violent rivalries that erupt between political opponents; and a report on kids who are recruited by the Taliban to be suicide bombers in Afghanistan.

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Air date: Apr 12, 2013

A profile of a South Korean pastor who helps defectors from North Korea; a report on the conflict between India and Pakistan over the Kashmir region.

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Air date: Apr 19, 2013

A report on a gun-toting pastor at an Albuquerque church and school that is protected by an armed security force and offers gun lessons for its students; a visit to Iraq to investigate the possible toxic effects of military waste left behind and the rise in birth defects and abnormalities.

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Air date: Apr 26, 2013

A look at a matchmaking service in China that helps bachelors who are looking for love; a report on youth unrest in Greece and Spain amid dire economic conditions.

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Air date: May 3, 2013

Profiles of teen boys ousted from polygamist communities in the U.S.; a report on young women in Mauritania who are encouraged to gain weight as a sign of beauty and wealth; a look at the sharp divide between the rich and poor in Mumbai, India.

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Air date: May 10, 2013

A report on a real-estate boom in China that has resulted in many uninhabited properties; a look at the ongoing unrest in Egypt following the overthrow of President Hosni Mubarak in February 2011.

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Air date: May 17, 2013

A report on the prevalence of smoking in Indonesia—even among children—features a clinic that claims to cure many ailments with tobacco use; a profile of an American man trying to kick his heroin habit in Mexico using a hallucinogenic drug called ibogaine.

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Air date: May 31, 2013

A report on the popularity of a Senegalese wrestling style called laamb; a look at the impact of rising sea levels in Venice and the Maldives, an island nation in the Indian Ocean, and what could happen in New York if they continue to rise.

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Air date: Jun 7, 2013

A report on gang violence in Chicago; a look at oil piracy in Nigeria.

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Air date: Jun 14, 2013

Ryan Duffy reports from North Korea on a trip with former NBA star Dennis Rodman and three members of the Harlem Globetrotters basketball team.

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Tv Season Info

Cast & Crew

Shane Smith
Bill Maher
Executive Producer
Shane Smith
Executive Producer
Eddy Moretti
Executive Producer
Fareed Zakaria
Consulting Producer

Critic Reviews for Vice Season 1

Audience Reviews for Vice : Season 1

  • Aug 30, 2016
    Vice is really in depth investigative reality/documentary t.v. series. Holds attention while showing aspects of the world normally unseen. It also appears to be unbiased in its approach to inform.
  • May 31, 2015
    VICE brings their take on neo-gonzo journalism that has gained popularity and notoriety over the last several years through their website and their VICE and VICE News YouTube presence to HBO, and knocks it out of the park. Going places few would venture and discussing topics many willfully avoid, VICE is a breath of fresh air in today's world of the overly-sensitive 24-hour news networks, which too often prioritize sensationalized headlines and an 'establishment' bias over honest reporting,

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