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HBO 2013

The Emmy®-winning documentary series is now on SHOWTIME, delivering immersive reporting from the frontlines of global conflicts, civil uprisings and beyond, and tackling untold and complex geopolitical stories from all corners of the globe.

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The 10 Best Episodes of VICE

VICE - S1E10

#1 - The Hermit Kingdom

8.61

Season 1 - Episode 10

Basketball Diplomacy: VICE makes history on a trip to North Korea to play hoops and meet with "supreme leader" Kim Jong-un.

The episode was rated from 237 votes.

VICE - S1E7

#2 - Addiction

8.31

Season 1 - Episode 7

Tobaccoland: Tobacco obsession in Indonesia; Underground Heroin Clinic: treating heroin addiction with hallucinogens in Mexico.

The episode was rated from 216 votes.

VICE - S7E7

#3 - Fighting COVID & Atomic Atolls

8.24

Season 7 - Episode 7

Following front-line healthcare workers as they take on the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis; the nuclear legacy of the United States' atomic weapons testing in the Marshall Islands and the negative impacts on its people.

The episode was rated from 42 votes.

VICE - S7E1

#4 - Keepers of the Caliphate & SIM Kids

8.22

Season 7 - Episode 1

VICE correspondent Hind Hassan explores the resurgence of ISIS, as brigades of radicalized ISIS women have started to regroup within al-Hol camp, where tens of thousands of women and children who once lived under The Islamic State and are now held; VICE correspondent Krishna Andavolu examines the unlikely origins of what some call the perfect crime, and explores the urgent implications for personal security, digital identity, and the persistent industry inaction on SIM swapping.

The episode was rated from 55 votes.

VICE - S4E13

#5 - State of Surveillance

8.16

Season 4 - Episode 13

To find out the government's real capabilities regarding digital surveillance, and whether any of us can truly protect our sensitive information, VICE founder Shane Smith heads to Moscow to meet the man who started the conversation, Edward Snowden.

The episode was rated from 294 votes.

VICE - S6E1
#6 - Raised in the System
8.14
Season 6 - Episode 1

Emmy-nominated actor Michael Kenneth Williams embarks on a personal journey to expose the root of the American mass incarceration crisis: the juvenile justice system.

The episode was rated from 114 votes.
VICE - S2E6
#7 - Rocky Mountain High & North Korean Defectors
8.11
Season 2 - Episode 6

Rocky Mountain High: Impact of legalized marijuana in Colorado; North Korean Defectors: The struggles of North Korean defectors relocating to South Korea.

The episode was rated from 185 votes.
VICE - S5E3
#8 - When the Earth Melts & The Displaced
8.11
Season 5 - Episode 3

“When the Earth Melts” - VICE Correspondent Ben Anderson travels across the Arctic to examine the devastating impact of thawing permafrost--and the astonishing solution that might keep it frozen. “Displaced” - VICE Correspondent Gianna Toboni follows the journey of refugees journeying across the Mediterranean Sea who have been left in limbo due to the tightening borders of an increasingly nationalist Europe.

The episode was rated from 253 votes.
VICE - S2E9
#9 - Crude Awakening & The Enemy of My Enemy
8.09
Season 2 - Episode 9

Shane Smith heads to Louisiana to report on the lasting effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Then, Ben Anderson goes deep into Houthi-controlled territory to learn about the group that’s fighting, and beating, Al Qaeda in the east, Saudi Arabia in the north, and Yemen’s central government in the south.

The episode was rated from 166 votes.
VICE - S2E7
#10 - The Pink Gang Rebellion & Genetic Passport
8.09
Season 2 - Episode 7

“The Pink Gang Rebellion” - The brutal details of a 2012 gang rape on a Delhi bus focused international attention on India’s rampant rape issue. Inept law enforcement, the social stigma associated with rape, and a patriarchal social structure have allowed sexual assaults to plague Indian women. Delhi’s police department has vowed to hire more female officers and set up a help desk, but these measures are hardly a solution. Rapes in Delhi doubled in 2013, and as bad as it is in Delhi, the Indian countryside is even worse. Instead of investigating rape cases, rural police officers often ignore victims and their families. But one woman, Sampat Pal, has galvanized a group of rural women into the Gulabi Gang, or Pink Gang, to combat the injustice of sexual assault. Gelareh Kiazand heads to rural Indian to investigate the issue and embed with this revolutionary gang. “Genetic Passport” - From 1949 to 1989, the Soviet Union, determined to prepare for nuclear warfare, detonated more than 450 nuclear bombs in an area of Kazakhstan known as the Semipalatinsk Test Site. For hundreds of thousands of Kazakhs, radiation not only surrounded them, but became part of their DNA. In an effort to curtail the birth of a new generation of deformed children, a Kazakh doctor recently tried to implement a mandatory “genetic passport” allowing people to know if their genes were damaged by radiation. Thomas Morton goes to Kazakhstan to learn more about this controversial initiative.

The episode was rated from 172 votes.

Last updated: oct 20, 2021

Comments

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This is such a great, great show. Talk about brave journalism. It's really admirable what these are doing and it leads to an amazing program.

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Quite an interesting format, reporting about issues not often enough talked or reported about in the "mainstream media". Tho I think some of the hipsters working there seem kinda unfit for the job, I'm nonetheless looking forward to the coming episodes and issues tackled there!

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The series, as of season 7 airs on SHOWTIME in the US, not HBO

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I enjoy watching the episodes despite disagreeing with their blatant liberal bias. We are all people of different opinions, but I prefer being told the facts, rather than how to feel about them from a third party. With that said, keep it up Shane, I've been a long time fan of your work.

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HBO just ordered 2 new seasons, great news! :)

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I have no idea if this is the show I'm looking for, but hopefully it is.. This is what I'm hoping for; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X51rPtxmd3Y&hd=1 http://www.hbo.com/vice?cmpid=ABC1325

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