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by Floex » Sat Mar 22, 2014 1:08 pm

Louis Theroux is set to return to BBC Two this spring with Louis Theroux’s LA Stories - three new films putting Los Angeles under the microscope.

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The three films offer a unique insight into LA:

In City Of Dogs (w/t), Louis heads to one of the toughest neighbourhoods in the south of the city to investigate how hundreds of neglected and often dangerous dogs roam the streets or suffer mistreatment in chaotic homes. Louis joins dog catchers from the city’s biggest pound as they enter some of the roughest districts to capture or seize dogs. Thousands are euthanized in LA each year, while others are put up for rescue or adoption. In some of LA’s more affluent neighbourhoods, Louis meets the dog-lovers and trainers trying to rehabilitate troubled dogs, while back in south LA we also meet a former gang member who helps turn dogs into weapons.

In Life And Death (w/t) Louis heads to West Hollywood’s Cedars-Sinai Medical Center to experience the American way of death. A huge amount of money is spent on treatment during the last year of life and Louis follows the stories of three patients as they grapple with their seemingly terminal conditions. Should they accept the odds are against them and try and pass away in as comfortable a way as possible? Or should they go down fighting, trying every last treatment no matter how unlikely it is to succeed or how bad the side effects may be? In America – a country that leads the world in spending on end-of-life care - it is often the latter. With extraordinary access to families and patients in deep crisis, Louis will ask difficult questions about health care for terminal patients in the US.

In Sex Offenders (w/t), Louis looks at how California deals with sex offenders after release from prison. Under strict parole conditions, they are tagged with GPS devices and kept under constant watch. Under Megan’s Law, they are placed on a register for life, and anyone can find out their identity and learn about their past crimes, while under Jessica’s Law, they cannot live near parks or schools and many are separated from their families. Louis enters the twilight world of hostels and homelessness and talks with extraordinary openness to convicted sex offenders and those charged with monitoring them to ask questions about the purpose and effects of these laws.


Yiss, more Louis.

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PostRe: Louis Theroux's LA Stories | Sunday 9PM
by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Sat Mar 22, 2014 6:12 pm

I'm looking forward to these. I love Louis. :wub:

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PostRe: Louis Theroux's LA Stories | Sunday 9PM
by zXe » Sat Mar 22, 2014 6:22 pm

Will definitely watch these. What are his best ones he's done do people think?

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by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Sat Mar 22, 2014 6:24 pm

zXe wrote:Will definitely watch these. What are his best ones he's done do people think?


I don't think he has done a bad one, but I love watching the old weird weekends. The UFO and Swingers episodes are still brilliant. :lol:

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PostRe: Louis Theroux's LA Stories | Sunday 9PM
by Faust » Sat Mar 22, 2014 8:05 pm

The UFO one and city on crystal meth are the ones that stand out for me.

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by PurplePenguin » Sat Mar 22, 2014 8:53 pm

I'll be watching this. If you haven't seen it I recommend the Thai Brides one he meets a British guy called Lake Palmer and well you just couldn't write the stuff he comes out with.

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PostRe: Louis Theroux's LA Stories | Sunday 9PM
by TV Dinner » Sat Mar 22, 2014 10:00 pm

Louis :wub: His brother did a really Louislike documentary for channel 4 last year about this woman who finds wives for rich Chinese businessmen.

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PostRe: Louis Theroux's LA Stories | Sunday 9PM
by Clarkman » Sun Mar 23, 2014 2:02 am

This is the best thing that my license money is being used for. :wub:

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PostRe: Louis Theroux's LA Stories | Sunday 9PM
by Tomous » Sun Mar 23, 2014 3:54 am

Glad to have him back :wub:

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PostRe: Louis Theroux's LA Stories | Sunday 9PM
by Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade » Mon Mar 24, 2014 4:12 pm

"get yo bitch ass back to London, *****" :lol:

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PostRe: Louis Theroux's LA Stories | Sunday 9PM
by Captain Kinopio » Mon Mar 24, 2014 7:14 pm

strawberry floating Hell the bit where he calls the zen dog trainer a dick :lol:

Literally burst out laughing :lol:

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PostRe: Louis Theroux's LA Stories | Sunday 9PM
by Clarkman » Mon Mar 24, 2014 8:07 pm

Going to treat myself to this tonight. Could only have caught the second half yesterday, and Louis is not something to be done in half measures.

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PostRe: Louis Theroux's LA Stories | Sunday 9PM
by Grumpy David » Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:27 pm

Brerlappin wrote:"take yo bitch ass back to London, *****" :lol:


The best bit by far. :lol: :lol:

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PostRe: Louis Theroux's LA Stories | Sunday 9PM
by Finiarél » Tue Mar 25, 2014 12:14 am

Brerlappin wrote:"get yo bitch ass back to London, *****" :lol:




:lol: :lol: :lol:


That trainer fella is proper boss. Absolute stones to take that dogs muzzle off too :shock:

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PostRe: Louis Theroux's LA Stories | Sunday 9PM
by Clarkman » Tue Mar 25, 2014 8:55 pm

You can't watch Louis and come out with a cold heart :wub:

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PostRe: Louis Theroux's LA Stories | Sunday 9PM
by Faust » Wed Mar 26, 2014 9:41 am

Finiarél wrote:
Brerlappin wrote:"get yo bitch ass back to London, *****" :lol:




:lol: :lol: :lol:


That trainer fella is proper boss. Absolute stones to take that dogs muzzle off too :shock:


That guy was awesome, clearly had a much better understanding of dog behavior than any of the other trainers featured.

The bloke that's training dogs to 'defend' seems very irresponsible.

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PostRe: Louis Theroux's LA Stories | Sunday 9PM
by Clarkman » Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:12 pm

If the show proved anything, it's that there's more than one way to understand a dog.

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PostRe: Louis Theroux's LA Stories | Sunday 9PM
by Mini E » Wed Mar 26, 2014 11:35 pm

Interesting first episode back. Really looking forward to the next two. Watching the old UFO one again now. :wub: Louis :wub:

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PostRe: Louis Theroux's LA Stories | Sunday 9PM
by Clarkman » Thu Mar 27, 2014 8:43 pm

Feel so dumb for not realising 'LA Stories' would mean it was a series. It's a good feeling though, because it means more Louis :mrgreen:

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PostRe: Louis Theroux's LA Stories | Sunday 9PM
by TV Dinner » Sun Mar 30, 2014 9:51 pm

Well this episode is relentlessly depressing. :(


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