VICE is unlike any TV news program you’ve ever seen, and it’s not even remotely like anything you’ll see on the 24/7 cable news channels. Its area of interest is the world — the entire world, not just the suburb beyond where you live — and the emphasis is on international news.
Game of Thrones Running [
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Based on the fantasy novel series "A Song of Ice and Fire," Game of Thrones explores the story of an epic battle among seven kingdoms and two ruling families in the only game that matters - the Game of ...
Sherlock To Be Determined [
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Based on the books by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, this updated version of the Sherlock Holmes stories is modern, edgy, and dangerous. Set in present day London, Holmes is as brilliant and arrogant as ever. ...
American Horror Story Running [
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The series centers on the Harmon family: Ben, Vivien and their daughter Violet, who move from Boston to Los Angeles after Vivien has a miscarriage and Ben has an affair. They move into a restored mansion, ...
House of Cards (2013) Running [
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Francis Underwood is Majority Whip. He has his hands on every secret in politics - and is willing to betray them all to become President.
Pretty Little Liars Running [
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Never trust a pretty girl with an ugly secret. Gossip thrives amid the Mercedes-Benz, mega mansions, and perfectly manicured hedges in the exclusive town of Rosewood, Pennsylvania.
Everyone has something ...
Gotham Running [
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Everyone knows the name Commissioner Gordon. He is one of the crime world’s greatest foes, a man whose reputation is synonymous with law and order. But what is known of Gordon’s story and his rise ...
True Detective To Be Determined [
] - usually airs on Sunday on HBO
The first season of this anthology-style series is written by Nic Pizzolatto and directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga and tells the story of how the lives of two detectives, Rust Cohle (Matthew McConaughey) ...
Orange is the New Black Running [
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Based on the U.S. best-selling memoir by Piper Kerman, "Orange Is the New Black" is a comedic drama set in a women's prison that tells the story of engaged Brooklynite Piper Chapman, whose decade-old relationship ...
Shameless (US) Running [
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The series follows the dysfunctional family of Frank Gallagher, a single father of six children. While he spends his days drunk, his kids learn to take care of themselves.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine Running [
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A single-camera ensemble comedy about what happens when a talented, but carefree, detective gets a new captain with a lot to prove. Detective Jake Peralta is a good enough cop that he’s never had to ...
Better Call Saul Running [
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The trials and tribulations of criminal lawyer, Saul Goodman, in the time leading up to establishing his strip-mall law office in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
(Breaking Bad spin off)
Orphan Black Running [
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Sarah is an outsider, orphan and street-wise chameleon who, after witnessing a woman's suicide, assumes the stranger's identity. Oddly enough, the woman looks just like her. Sarah is keen to solve her ...
The Originals Running [
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Family is power. The Original Vampire family swore it to each other a thousand years ago. They pledged to remain together, always and forever. Now, centuries have passed and the bonds of family are broken. ...
The Americans (2013) Running [
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The Americans is a period drama about the complex marriage of two KGB spies posing as Americans in suburban Washington D.C. shortly after Ronald Reagan is elected President. The arranged marriage of Philip ...
Fargo Running [
] - usually airs on Monday on FX
From the Coen brothers is a fresh story spun out of the world of the Oscar-winning film. A drifter named Lorne Malvo arrives in small-town Minnesota and influences the population with his malice and violence, ...
Daredevil Running [
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Blinded as a young boy but imbued with extraordinary senses, Matt Murdock fights against injustice by day as a lawyer, and by night as the Super Hero "Daredevil" in modern day Hell's Kitchen, New York ...
12 Monkeys Running [
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12 Monkeys explores the provocative story of Cole, a time traveler from a decimated future in a high-stakes race against the clock. Utilizing a dangerous and untested method of time travel, he journeys ...
Ray Donovan Running [
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Ray Donovan, a professional "fixer" for the rich and famous in LA, can make anyone's problems disappear except those created by his own family.
Fear The Walking Dead Running [
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The Walking Dead spin-off, called Fear the Walking Dead, is an upcoming television series scheduled to air on AMC in 2015. It is a companion to the American post-apocalyptic horror drama television series ...
Longmire Running [
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Walt Longmire is the dedicated and unflappable sheriff of Absaroka County, Wyoming. Widowed only a year, he is a man in psychic repair but buries his pain behind his brave face, unassuming grin and dry ...
As the debate continues over which bathroom transgender people should use, a more complex question is emerging about how early the medical transition begins for trans kids. Families and doctors are rewriting the rules as they decide when and how to start medical intervention before transgender youth hit puberty. Gianna Toboni explores this emotionally charged and rapidly evolving issue with trans youth and their parents in the midst of that intense process.
When the Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi was killed during the 2011 revolution, it seemed like good news for democracy in the Muslim world. But in 2012, the American ambassador and three other Americans were killed in a bloody attack in Benghazi, and today, a split between government factions has ceded large portions of the country to ISIS fighters and other extremists. Simon Ostrovsky reports from the front lines, where rival militias fight to save Libya as we know it.
Heroin Crisis - America is facing the worst drug epidemic this country has ever seen: more people are dying from overdoses than from car accidents-and at the center of it is an explosion in the use of heroin. Thomas Morton traces the causes and impacts of the crisis, from the poppy farms of Mexico to the hills of West Virginia, and investigates how users, first responders, and government officials are responding to the new reality of American drug use.
New Age of Nukes - Twenty-five years after the end of the Cold War, America's vast nuclear arsenal is beginning to show its age, and the government has embarked on the largest nuclear modernization effort in our history, costing American taxpayers as much as $1 trillion. Kaj Larsen goes aboard a ballistic missile submarine and visits the facilities on the front line of our nuclear weapons program to see why the military wants to upgrade the nukes we have-and why that might be a dangerous idea.
NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden leaked details of massive government surveillance programs in 2013, igniting a raging debate over digital privacy and security. That debate came to a head this year, when Apple fought an FBI court order seeking to access the iPhone of alleged San Bernardino terrorist Syed Farook. Meanwhile, journalists and activists are under increasing attack from foreign agents. To find out the government's real capabilities, and investigate whether any of us can truly protect our sensitive information, founder Shane Smith heads to Moscow to meet Snowden.
Pakistan is the last battleground in the fight to eradicate polio. Ben Anderson travels to Karachi to meet with the health workers putting their lives on the line to fight this disease. Land mines are deadly weapons of war that remain a threat for years after the fighting is over. Kaj Larsen travels to Myanmar and Laos to see the devastating effects of unexploded ordnance.
Last year, the US reached an unprecedented agreement with Iran, lifting economic sanctions in exchange for Iran's agreement to limit its nuclear capabilities. VICE founder Shane Smith looks at the deal from both sides. 'VICE correspondent Thomas Morton reports from Kolkata, India where entire tribes of homeless children run rampant along the tracks of Howrah Station.
Ben Anderson investigates the plight of migrant workers in Dubai--many of them employed on a project bearing the name of a man who might be our next president; China is financing more infrastructure projects and selling more goods to Africa than any other trade partner in the world. Isobel Yeung looks at this increasingly prominent business relationship.
At the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris last December, world leaders agreed that climate change is an urgent threat, cementing green energy production's place as a new frontier of innovation. VICE founder Shane Smith takes an in-depth look at the future of how we make and use energy, and how we can meet growing demand as we cut carbon emissions.
With the Taliban gaining ground again, Isobel Yeung reports from Kabul on the fight for dignity and rights for women in Afghanistan. VICE co-founder Suroosh Alvi reports from one of many floating armories--private military contractors and their network of weapons storage ships afloat in lawless international waters--to take a closer look who's protecting global commerce today.
Ahmed Shihab-Eldin reports from Bethlehem, Hebron, Ramallah and East Jerusalem to explore what life is like for young Palestinians in 2016; Shane Smith visits the 2015 Summit of the Americas to see the political thawing of relationships between Cuba and the United States, and then Havana, Cuba to speak to Cubans about bridging the divide between two former enemies.
Ben Anderson returns to Yemen, where Saudi Arabia continues a massive and ruthless bombing campaign against Yemen's Houthi rebels; While many cheered the Supreme Court's decision to legalize same-sex marriage, the fight for equality is far from over. Gianna Toboni meets families who are navigating this new landscape, and hears from supporters of religious freedom laws.
Massive factory farms are springing up to meet the world's meat demand. But they also dish out enormous environmental harm. Isobel Yeung travels to where our meat is made, to see the true costs of our burger habit; Water is the most vital resource we have--but it's also one of the most threatened. Vikram Gandhi reports from California and Sao Paulo on the depths of the crisis.
Blindness' - Doctors and researchers are making incredible strides in
the fight against blindness. New assistive technologies and advances in
surgical techniques mean that many patients who've lost sight entirely
can now regain visual perception, and the independence that comes with
it--a process that can be as disorienting as it is freeing. Isobel Yeung
reports from the front lines of this latest medical frontier. 'White
Collar Weed' - Small-scale weed farmers have been fighting to legalize
marijuana for generations--but the closer they get to ending the
prohibition on pot, the closer they get to a new threat: corporate
takeover of their way of life. VICE's Hamilton Morris travels to
California's infamous Emerald Triangle to meet struggling mom-and-pop
growers, and visits with the investors and entrepreneurs eager to cash
in on the next big consumer market--even if it could put the small guys
out of business.
When California enacted the End of Life Option Act amid fierce debate last October, the number of terminally ill Americans with the right to a doctor-assisted death effectively quadrupled. But in parts of Europe, euthanasia is also administered to people other than the terminally ill, including those with autism, depression and personality disorders. VICE explores the moral, political and personal questions raised by how and when we end our lives.
With the war in Syria now in its fifth bloody year, half the country's population has been displaced, and four million have fled. Many are heading to the safety and relative prosperity of Europe, but getting there is a long, life-threatening journey. New VICE correspondent Ahmed Shihab-Eldin follows the refugee trail from the Syrian border to Europe, meeting Syrians determined to find a better life. 'Cycle of Terror' - The bloody ISIS attacks in Paris stunned the world. And as rumors circulated that one of the attackers may have posed as a Syrian migrant, politicians in Western countries, including the U.S., raced to declare their territory off-limits to refugees from countries like Syria and Iraq. Gianna Toboni travels to France and around the U.S. to see how the global reaction to the violence in Paris is affecting the fight against terrorism.
The terrorist group Boko Haram is responsible for thousands of deaths in Nigeria. Now, the government is determined to drive these militants from the country. But is the hunt for insurgents causing as much harm as it's preventing? Former Navy SEAL and new VICE correspondent Kaj Larsen travels to Nigeria to see what this cat-and-mouse game means for the people caught in the middle of the fight. 'Unnatural Selection' - For centuries, scientists have been working to change the genetic traits of plants and animals. Now, a new gene-editing method called CRISPR has made that process astonishingly simple--so simple that it could easily be used on humans. Isobel Yeung reports from Brazil, Scotland, China, and the United States on the technological advances that could reshape evolution as we know it.
For 45 years, America was locked in the Cold War with the Soviet Union, and fear of global nuclear annihilation was constant. The end of the Cold War in 1991 was supposed to usher in a new era of peace and cooperation, but it didn't last. Tensions between the U.S. and Russia have been simmering for years. And now, the conflict in Ukraine has pushed the relationship to the brink of full-blown crisis. VICE Founder Shane Smith met Kremlin officials and American leaders to figure out what's really driving the new standoff between the powers, while correspondent Simon Ostrovsky reported from the front lines of the bloody war in Eastern Ukraine.
Ben Anderson returns to Helmand, Afghanistan's most violent province, to investigate the security situation in the country as American involvement winds down. With deep religious and cultural tensions rocking France, Vikram Gandhi goes to Paris to gauge the causes of the growing hate in the City of Lights.
Virulent homophobia is on the rise in Uganda. Isobel Yeung travels there to meet some of the anti-gay leaders teaching intolerance to Uganda's youth. Vikram Gandhi goes to Dhaka, Bangladesh to explore the thriving illegal market for kidneys, and to see why so many of the country's poor are willing to take such a drastic step for the cash they need.
Genetically modified seeds have been planted around the world and hailed as a solution to global hunger. But these crops have also sparked heated protest. Isobel Yeung traces the path of these super-crops. Tania Rashid goes to India to investigate how the country hasn't been able to provide adequate clean water and sanitation systems for its growing population.
Correspondent Gianna Toboni goes to Egypt to meet some of the people behind the black-market trade of rare artifacts. Among China's growing upper class, nothing spells 'cool' like importing a European butler, or having a white businessman appear at your event. Thomas Morton heads to China to check out unusual jobs, whose only requirement is that the applicant be white and male.
In 2011, the state of Alabama passed one of the harshest anti-immigrant laws in U.S. history. Thomas Morton goes to Alabama to see what it would look like if undocumented workers just 'disappeared.' After a massive earthquake ravaged Haiti in 2010, the international community provided nearly $10 billion in aid. But where did all that money go?
The more we use antibiotics, the more we help dangerous superbugs build up their resistance. Thomas Morton travels along as they search deep in the jungle, and deep underground, for these life-saving drugs. With Palm oil demand exploding, growers in Indonesia are pushing farther and farther onto rainforest land, torching the forests as they go.
VICE correspondent Hamilton Morris meets the godfather of modern synthetic drugs at his remote lab in New Zealand in this look at the rise of these dangerous chemicals among young people in the U.S. Plus, VICE follows the stories of homosexuals and transsexuals in Iran as they navigate a terrifying cultural landscape.
Ben Anderson follows the cocaine highway from the streets of Venezuela, to drug smuggling boats in the Caribbean, to the ports of West Africa, and finally to desert territories controlled by Islamic extremists. VICE looks at the boom in one of the world's newest billion-dollar industries: gestational surrogacy.
VICE investigates the skyrocketing phenomenon of patriot groups in the U.S., training and taking up arms along the border. Plus, correspondent Isobel Yeung heads to the Mozambique Channel and the Gulf of Mexico to get an idea of how much we've overfished our oceans, and what we can now do to reverse that trend.
Thomas Morton goes to Ferguson, Mo--the scene of the Michael Brown shooting--for this look at how U.S. SWAT teams and police are being trained and how they are getting military-grade equipment to police their communities. Suroosh Alvi visits El Salvador to see the conditions that are motivating mass migration on top of a network of trains, called 'The Beast,' to get to the U.S.
VICE founder Shane Smith travels to the bottom of the world to investigate the instability of the West Antarctic ice sheet and see firsthand how the continent is melting. VICE also follows the rising oceans to Bangladesh for a glimpse into the world's underwater future. This extended report covers all sides of the issue and features an interview with Vice President Joe Biden.
'Surveillance City' - Camden, New Jersey is one of the poorest and drug-ridden cities in the country, prompting the state to install an experimental 'Metro' security apparatus equipped with futuristic technologies. 'The Forgotten War' - Though the genocide in Darfur continues, media attention has waned and the rebels stand poised for civil war.
'Heroin Warfare' Since the U.S. occupation of Afghanistan, heroin production has skyrocketed and led neighboring Iran into the worst heroin use problem in the world. 'The Coldest War' - With the polar ice caps shrinking due to global warming, new trade routes are being exposed, along with billions of dollars' worth of natural-resource reserves, leading to a new Cold War.
'Playing with Nuclear Fire' - Three years after the Tohoku earthquake in Japan, citizens and the international community are left wondering if Japan really does have the situation under control. 'No Man Left Behind' - Ryan Duffy talks with veterans struggling with mental illness, addiction and PTSD who are often overprescribed narcotics and other pharmaceuticals.
'Crude Awakening'- Shane Smith heads to Louisiana to report on the lasting effects of the BP oil spill. 'The Enemy of My Enemy' - Yemen is at the top of the worry list for President Obama's national security team, and the rise of Al Qaeda there is only half the reason why. The real trouble is a little-known Houthi rebel movement in the north of the country.
'The Resource Curse' - In Papua New Guinea, America's Exxon Mobil has staked its claim to a $19 billion liquid natural-gas project. 'Deliver Us from Drought' - Texas has experienced the worst drought in its recorded history, but while many feel human activity is a contributor, many Texans do not--and have taken few if any initiatives to limit the state's CO2 emissions.
'The Pink Gang Rebellion' - The details of a 2012 gang rape on a Delhi bus focused attention on India's rampant rape issue. One woman, Sampat Pal, has galvanized a group to fight back. 'Genetic Passport' - In a radiation plagued former nuclear-testing site in Kazakhstan, a doctor has tried to implement a mandatory 'genetic passport.'
'Rocky Mountain High' - The legalization of marijuana in the U.S. became a reality when Colorado lifted its prohibition on recreational marijuana use. David Choe looks at the impact of this ever-growing trade on the local and national economy. 'North Korean Defectors' - A look at the hardships faced by North Koreans defectors and their new lives in modernized South Korea.
'Terrorist University' - Dagestan is Russia's hotbed for Muslim extremism; Shane Smith heads there to follow in the footsteps of Boston Marathon Bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev who spent six months there. 'Armageddon Now' - Thomas Morton looks at the Israel-Palestinian conflict and the surprising Evangelical support for the Jewish State.
'A Syria of Their Own' - Thomas Morton goes to the frontline of the battle for a Kurdish state to follow the story of Syria's forgotten ethnic group, the Kurds. 'White Gold' - Rhino horn has been coveted in Eastern medicine for centuries. Vikram Gandhi traces the trade from Southern Africa to Vietnam to understand this illicit phenomenon which has been on the rise.
'American Scrap' - David Choe looks into the life cycle of scrap metal, from the people who risk their lives to find it, to the yards that buy it, all the way to the Chinese traders who take it back home to build their economy. 'Children of Drones' Suroosh Alvi investigates the effects of drone strikes in Pakistan, where extremism and militancy are growing as a result.
'Greenland Is Melting' - Shane Smith embarks on an expedition to Greenland with climate scientist Jason Box to investigate why Greenland is melting, and how the resulting sea level rise will mean devastation sooner than expected. 'Bonded Labor' - Millions of men, women, and children are working as bonded laborers in Pakistan's brick kilns.
'Afghan Money Pit' - The U.S. has spent nearly $100 billion on reconstruction projects in Afghanistan, but much of that money has been wasted and misused--or fallen into the hands of the Taliban. 'The Pacification of Rio' - Rio de Janeiro's futile efforts to clean up corruption before the Olympics.
VICE makes history on a trip to North Korea to play hoops and meet with supreme leader Kim Jong-un. With NBA great Dennis Rodman and a trio of Harlem Globetrotters in tow, VICE traveled to the capital of Pyongyang for a tour of the city, a basketball clinic, an exhibition game, and a first-ever meeting between the leader and an American delegation.
The lethal combination of gangs and guns has turned Chicago into a war zone. VICE visits the city's most dangerous areas; oil theft has become big business in Nigeria. In this segment, VICE travels to Africa's oil-producing region to meet with oil thieves, and follows one farmer's attempt to sue a foreign oil company for poisoning his family's land.
The most popular sport in the West African country of Senegal isn't soccer--it's laamb, combining Greco-Roman wrestling moves with eclectic pre-fight rituals and dances. The global sea level rose by 22 cms in the past 100 years--and is expected to rise even faster in the years to come. The evidence can be seen in Venice, the Maldives, and beyond.
In Indonesia, VICE visits a clinic that promises cures to a plethora of modern ailments through tobacco and smoking. Ibogaine is a drug made out of the African iboga root, whose intense, hallucinogenic properties have many believing it can cure heroin addiction if used in conjunction with a voodoo-type ritual that involves face paint and chanting.
Fifteen years ago, China changed its policy so people could buy their own homes. Real-estate investments boomed, and new cities began popping up. The problem is: people don't live in what have become 'ghost cities.' Over two years ago, Arab Spring climaxed in the overthrow of President Mubarek in Egypt. But for many Egyptians, the situation has actually gotten worse.
'Mormon Lost Boys' Young men have been thrown out of their homes because of an edict allowing polygamist church elders to monopolize young girls. 'The Fat Farms of Mauritania' In the West African country of Mauritania, parents send their daughters to rural fattening camps. 'Mumbai Slumscraper' A visit to Mumbai, where slums sit below billion-dollar, single-family skyscrapers.
'Chinese Cockblock' In China, where marrying-age men outnumber women by the millions, VICE looks at a lucrative business catered to matchmaking and the bachelors who use such services. 'European Meltdown' With their economy in the toilet and no jobs to be had, Europe's youth are taking to the streets to demand radical changes.
'Gun School' VICE visits the New Life Baptist Church & Academy in Albuquerque, NM, where Pastor Larry Allen preaches guns and teaches guns. 'Toxic Iraq' After ravaging Iraq over the past decade, the U.S. is finally exiting the country--leaving behind a toxic cesspool of military waste.
North Koreans cross the border into China illegally every year--some via a modern-day underground railroad to freedom and eventual citizenship in South Korea. VICE visits the most dangerous place in the world: Kashmir's line of control, which partially occupies the Indian state and separates India from Pakistan.
In the Philippines, election season is more like hunting season as rivals simply rub out their opponents instead of defeating them at the polls. In Afghanistan, senior members of the Taliban are now manipulating children and teenagers into carrying out their suicide bombings.
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