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#21 Peter7

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Posted 03 March 2014 - 09:56 AM

For documentaries I really love the ones made by BBC. I used to enjoy discovery channel but nowadays I feel as most of their documentaries are made more for toddlers or mentally challenged people. And seeing as I still have at least two brain cells left I don't really need that kind of narrating through the whole show so I've decided to change over to BBC for my documentary needs.


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Posted 04 March 2014 - 05:48 AM

For documentaries I really love the ones made by BBC. I used to enjoy discovery channel but nowadays I feel as most of their documentaries are made more for toddlers or mentally challenged people. And seeing as I still have at least two brain cells left I don't really need that kind of narrating through the whole show so I've decided to change over to BBC for my documentary needs.

 

Yeah BBc documentaries are definitely awesome. I don't watch enough of them to be honest, but the few that I have caught are absolutely fascinating. There was one about how children learn a few years back and it was so interesting.


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#23 emilyrose93

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 08:59 PM

I love Louis Thereox documentaries. He's a British presenter and works for the BBC, and he does documentaries on some truly amazing subjects. He must have had the most interesting life, getting to meet all those people! And he is always so polite and well-spoken, even to people that I think I would just want to yell at. He did one series called "Weird Weekends" where he would go and spend time living in and meeting people from an "alternative" community.

 

Some of the subjects were:

- Body builders

- Men looking for wives in Thailand

- Television evangelists

- Porn stars

- Doomsday preppers

 

He has also done BBC specials on Neo-Nazis, drug addicts, and a really interesting two-part series on the Westboro Baptist Church.

 

The subjects are interesting enough but it's the way he acts and is such a fish out of water is really entertaining. He is extremely sympathetic and kind to everyone he interviews, so you really get to hear their side of the story, and it comes across as very impartial. A lot of the documentaries are on Youtube. I really highly recommend them for any documentary fans.


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#24 GGirls

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 10:56 PM

I love Louis Thereox documentaries. He's a British presenter and works for the BBC, and he does documentaries on some truly amazing subjects. He must have had the most interesting life, getting to meet all those people! And he is always so polite and well-spoken, even to people that I think I would just want to yell at. He did one series called "Weird Weekends" where he would go and spend time living in and meeting people from an "alternative" community.

 

Some of the subjects were:

- Body builders

- Men looking for wives in Thailand

- Television evangelists

- Porn stars

- Doomsday preppers

 

He has also done BBC specials on Neo-Nazis, drug addicts, and a really interesting two-part series on the Westboro Baptist Church.

 

The subjects are interesting enough but it's the way he acts and is such a fish out of water is really entertaining. He is extremely sympathetic and kind to everyone he interviews, so you really get to hear their side of the story, and it comes across as very impartial. A lot of the documentaries are on Youtube. I really highly recommend them for any documentary fans.

 

I would love to see some of his work. Do you know where I can find any to stream?


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#25 pipergale

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 06:55 AM

Yeah, I am largely familiar with Louis Theroux's work. He is on of if not my favourite ever journalists, just because his specials are so interesting, and because he is so dry with his demeanour lol. He'll push if need be but he is endearing about it. GG girls, there are many of his documentaries on Youtube. Just type his name in and see which one you would like to watch.


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Posted 10 March 2014 - 10:42 AM

Louis Theroux's documentaries are amazing. I love the way he approaches people. He doesn't sugar coat anything, just gets straight to the point!

 

I recently watched a documentary about the first person to ever survive rabies. I had no idea that rabies was fatal to people who hadn't had a vaccine. It's truly remarkable that she managed to survive although I'm still not sure whether this was down to the method of treatment they used or her personal experience.


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Posted 10 March 2014 - 05:11 PM

One of my favorite Louis Theroux documentaries was the one that he did about prostitutes? I cannot remember the name of that particular episode now, but he really managed to make a touching connection with one of the girls. It was so warming. She had even taken to flirting with him lol, but he has such a cynical face that it was a litle bit hard for me to make the determination that he probably enjoyed the banter.


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Posted 17 March 2014 - 03:29 PM

A documentary about the universe is what's on my mind right now.  I remember hearing about the reboot of Cosmos with Neil deGrasse Tyson earlier this year.  I haven't gotten a chance to watch it yet but I heard from friends that this extremely informative.  I wasn't a big fan of the 1980 Cosmos with Carl Sagan, but I will give this documentary a try!


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Posted 23 March 2014 - 11:12 PM

The only documentaries that I like to watch about the universe and such. are the documentaries with Morgan Freeman as the host lol.


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Posted 24 March 2014 - 11:20 AM

I recently watched a documentary called Kids Who Kill and it just made me so sad. It never fails to appal me how children can become so twisted and violent. One teenager killed his mother with absolutely no remorse, gloating and taunting the witnesses in court like it was nothing. Sickening.


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#31 pipergale

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 11:12 PM

Are you talking about the documentary that aired over here in the UK recently? I have seen a few Kids Who Kill documentaries over the last year or so, and it is just so disheartening and depressing. They go into the broken backgrounds of these children and have psychologists go into their psyche and such.


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Posted 25 March 2014 - 01:16 PM

Are you talking about the documentary that aired over here in the UK recently? I have seen a few Kids Who Kill documentaries over the last year or so, and it is just so disheartening and depressing. They go into the broken backgrounds of these children and have psychologists go into their psyche and such.

 

It was aired on Channel 5 recently I believe? I watched it on Channel 5 on demand anyhow. I've seen quite a few too but most of them have been on the Crime and Investigation channel.


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Posted 25 March 2014 - 11:11 PM

Oh wow. I just might have seen it. What a coincidence :)

 

I didn't pay attention to what channel it was on, but it was certainly on one of the five main channels over here in the UK. It could have been CH5 for definite. They really got into the psyche of these kids, and explained about their parents and such. I have always said that certain people shouldn't be allowed to have children.


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Posted 26 March 2014 - 09:13 AM

Oh wow. I just might have seen it. What a coincidence :)

 

I didn't pay attention to what channel it was on, but it was certainly on one of the five main channels over here in the UK. It could have been CH5 for definite. They really got into the psyche of these kids, and explained about their parents and such. I have always said that certain people shouldn't be allowed to have children.

 

What's frightening though is that some kids grow up in normal, loving homes yet still go on to kill or become criminals. Makes me wonder whether some people really are "born evil".


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Posted 26 March 2014 - 11:08 PM

Oh wow. I just might have seen it. What a coincidence :)

 

I didn't pay attention to what channel it was on, but it was certainly on one of the five main channels over here in the UK. It could have been CH5 for definite. They really got into the psyche of these kids, and explained about their parents and such. I have always said that certain people shouldn't be allowed to have children.

 

What's frightening though is that some kids grow up in normal, loving homes yet still go on to kill or become criminals. Makes me wonder whether some people really are "born evil".

 

I got into a discussion about this was some friends the other day - about whether or not people are born evil and whatnot. My opinion is that nobody is born evil. Yes there are those that inherit certain personality disorders. There is a documentary called the iceman killer, and he had two mental disorders which made him fearless and incapable of empathy. He inherited one or both of them, and coupled with how abusive his upbringing was, he went on to work for the mafia murdering people. The documentary is on Youtube. I have watched both of them and what is strange is that he is very charming and not in a smarmy way, but in an endearing way.


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Posted 27 March 2014 - 09:50 AM

 

Oh wow. I just might have seen it. What a coincidence :)

 

I didn't pay attention to what channel it was on, but it was certainly on one of the five main channels over here in the UK. It could have been CH5 for definite. They really got into the psyche of these kids, and explained about their parents and such. I have always said that certain people shouldn't be allowed to have children.

 

What's frightening though is that some kids grow up in normal, loving homes yet still go on to kill or become criminals. Makes me wonder whether some people really are "born evil".

 

I got into a discussion about this was some friends the other day - about whether or not people are born evil and whatnot. My opinion is that nobody is born evil. Yes there are those that inherit certain personality disorders. There is a documentary called the iceman killer, and he had two mental disorders which made him fearless and incapable of empathy. He inherited one or both of them, and coupled with how abusive his upbringing was, he went on to work for the mafia murdering people. The documentary is on Youtube. I have watched both of them and what is strange is that he is very charming and not in a smarmy way, but in an endearing way.

 

I too believe that nobody is "born evil" but as I said, there are some cases that appear to have no explanations. I've heard of the Iceman Killer before but wasn't aware he had two mental disorders. It's such a shame that his abusive upbringing influenced him to go on to kill people. There are some killers out there who are extremely charming. It makes me feel slightly uneasy, actually.


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#37 pipergale

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 03:46 AM

 

 

Oh wow. I just might have seen it. What a coincidence :)

 

I didn't pay attention to what channel it was on, but it was certainly on one of the five main channels over here in the UK. It could have been CH5 for definite. They really got into the psyche of these kids, and explained about their parents and such. I have always said that certain people shouldn't be allowed to have children.

 

What's frightening though is that some kids grow up in normal, loving homes yet still go on to kill or become criminals. Makes me wonder whether some people really are "born evil".

 

I got into a discussion about this was some friends the other day - about whether or not people are born evil and whatnot. My opinion is that nobody is born evil. Yes there are those that inherit certain personality disorders. There is a documentary called the iceman killer, and he had two mental disorders which made him fearless and incapable of empathy. He inherited one or both of them, and coupled with how abusive his upbringing was, he went on to work for the mafia murdering people. The documentary is on Youtube. I have watched both of them and what is strange is that he is very charming and not in a smarmy way, but in an endearing way.

 

I too believe that nobody is "born evil" but as I said, there are some cases that appear to have no explanations. I've heard of the Iceman Killer before but wasn't aware he had two mental disorders. It's such a shame that his abusive upbringing influenced him to go on to kill people. There are some killers out there who are extremely charming. It makes me feel slightly uneasy, actually.

 

What makes me feel better about these murders being charming is that I am very intuitive and can pick up on if something isn't quite right when I first meet someone. I have always been brilliant at sussing people before they even open their mouths to talk to me. But with the Iceman, I am not certain that I would have been able to tell that something was off if I hadn't gone to watch that video knowing that he was a murderer already.


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Posted 28 March 2014 - 09:45 AM

That's the creepy thing about some of them. They're so good at lying and manipulating people that they often don't realise what they're really like until it's too late. Like Ted Bundy, for example. All the evidence they had against him and some people still believed he couldn't have done it just because he seemed so charming.


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Posted 04 April 2014 - 03:12 AM

That's the creepy thing about some of them. They're so good at lying and manipulating people that they often don't realise what they're really like until it's too late. Like Ted Bundy, for example. All the evidence they had against him and some people still believed he couldn't have done it just because he seemed so charming.

 

I am never easily charmed these days. I can spot a fake smile a mile off, but if the person who is dishing out the fake smile doesn't even really realize that they are being fake due to having had to be fake for so long, then it will often come across as genuine. *gulps* Lol. I am happy that I don't go out much any more lol.


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Posted 05 April 2014 - 08:58 AM

That's the creepy thing about some of them. They're so good at lying and manipulating people that they often don't realise what they're really like until it's too late. Like Ted Bundy, for example. All the evidence they had against him and some people still believed he couldn't have done it just because he seemed so charming.

 

I am never easily charmed these days. I can spot a fake smile a mile off, but if the person who is dishing out the fake smile doesn't even really realize that they are being fake due to having had to be fake for so long, then it will often come across as genuine. *gulps* Lol. I am happy that I don't go out much any more lol.

 

That's very true. Some people have been pretending for so long that it becomes easy for them to slip in and out of it. How terrifying!


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