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HBO's VICE takes the incredible stories you've read on VICE.com over the years and turns them into visual masterpieces unlike anything else. Reporters travel around the world covering stories you won't hear anywhere else in countries you don't get to visit on television or elsewhere. Shane Smith guides us through the shady, the corrupt and the otherwise dark corners of the planet that others may be too afraid to confront. Produced by Bill Maher and Fareed Zakaria the show has some serious chops and never fails to deliver. Become an informed citizen by giving this series a try.

VICE Repeat After REAL TIME This Week

VICE Repeat After REAL TIME This Week

No explanation has been given but HBO is skipping a new episode of VICE this week. The next installment is Episode 6 and it will debut Friday, April 25 at 11:00pm. That episode will look at the latest on legalizing marijuana and also about North Korean defectors. Episode 5 runs again this week with Shane Smith’s report on the Taliban University and Armageddon Now. Check it out if you haven’t. Or if you have seen it then here is some fresh VICE content to tide you...

VICE Season Two Episode 5 Review

VICE Season Two Episode 5 Review

Overview: In the throes of a crippling, violent insurgency, Dagestan is Russia’s hotbed for Muslim extremism, and its jihadists have been behind many high-profile terrorist plots around the world. Alleged Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev (pictured) spent six months there the year before that deadly attack. To understand why so much terrorist activity originates in the region, and to see firsthand what Tsarnaev learned during his stay, VICE heads to Dagestan to follow in terrorists’ footsteps. The Israel-Palestinian conflict is one of the best-known and longest-standing conflicts...

VICE Season Two Episode 4 Review

VICE Season Two Episode 4 Review

  Overview: The ongoing civil war in Syria has been covered extensively in the media, with the Free Syrian Army, Bashar al-Assad’s forces and the myriad of jihadi groups dominating the headlines. Meanwhile, one ethnic group, the Kurds, goes largely unmentioned as it tries to carve out its own state in the four countries where its people live: Turkey, Iran, Iraq and Syria. While they’ve had some success gaining autonomy in Iraq, Kurds in the Western-most tip of Syria are using the chaos of the civil war to gain their own little statelet. Thomas Morton goes to the frontline of the...

VICE: Season Two Episode 3 Review

VICE: Season Two Episode 3 Review

  Overview: Cities like Detroit and Cleveland are at the forefront of a new phenomenon: scrapping. People left behind are literally ripping apart old schools, houses, hospitals and factories for raw materials to hawk to local scrap yards for cash. Scrap metal is one of the United States’ biggest exports, with billions of dollars’ worth traveling to China every year, where it’s invested in their infrastructure. The price for a pound of copper, for example, is about five times more than it was in 2002. Correspondent David Choe looks at the life cycle of scrap metal, from the people who...

VICE: Season Two Episode 2 Review

VICE: Season Two Episode 2 Review

Overview: Greenland recorded its highest temperatures ever in 2013. Though some say that’s not cause for concern, the equivalent of three Chesapeake Bays’-worth of water melts off the island every year, affecting sea levels around the world. VICE embarks on an expedition to Greenland with climate scientist Jason Box to discover the reasons for the melting, and how the resulting sea level rise will mean devastation sooner than expected. Millions of men, women and children work as bonded laborers in Pakistan’s brick kilns pictured above). This abusive practice is facilitated by the...

VICE Season 2 Debut Episode Available to View!

VICE  Season 2 Debut Episode Available to View!

If you missed the Season Two premiere of VICE this past Friday or maybe, visit us here at HBOWatch but don’t have HBO and HBOGo than you are in luck! HBO has released the full episode on its own site and on YouTube.  Unfortunately we are unable to embed that video here so hit those sites if you want to see it. You will see Shane Smith report on the Afghan Money Pit and Ben Anderson report on the Pacification of Rio.  You can also catch Season One in its entirety at HBO.com. What we can present here is  a sneak peek at the upcoming episode 2 of VICE which premieres Friday, 03.21 at...

VICE: Season Two Episode 1 Review

VICE: Season Two Episode 1 Review

Overview: Here we go with another season offering hardcore journalism from around the world. VICE will present twelve installments involving world conflicts and global issues as well as cultural insights in a way not presented by any other media outlet. Welcome to VICE Season Two, featuring new correspondents. From the onset of this sophomore season we know that VICE was going to go more in-depth than before. The biggest change going in was the addition of new reporters in the field. We singled them out in a previous post and will include opinion about each of them as they appear throughout...

Coming Soon on VICE Season Two

Coming Soon on VICE Season Two

We are in your face once more with news about the sophomore season of the Emmy nominated news magazine show called VICE. The show, hosted by Shane Smith, will be in its usual time slot of 11:00pm ET on Friday nights right after REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER beginning 03.14.14. Mr. Maher, of course, is an executive producer of the show along with Eddy Moretti and BJ Levin. Fareed Zakaria serves as a consulting producer.  If you missed out on Season One, well catch it on HBOGo for yourself and then don’t miss the upcoming season. But this writer is not here just to drill the date and times...

Getting Into the VICE (Season 2) Mindset II

Getting Into the VICE (Season 2) Mindset II

VICE on HBO has released two more videos as its ramps up for Season Two. Man, VICE just likes to punch us in the face with the hardcore, doesn’t it? Well, so does this HBOWatch writer. I’m excited about the sophomore run of the show and I’m going to be in your face about it. That is the reason for this post and the continued look at the promos gearing up to the season’s premiere on 03.14.14 and through each episode weekly. With the first video Shane Smith and company want to remind us of how VICE has amped up the intensity and reporting for the new season. Some of the new...

Getting Back Into The VICE Mindset

Getting Back Into The VICE Mindset

Let’s get this clear this writer is always in the VICE mindset as it were. Ever since we stated reporting about VICE coming to HBO I have been visiting Vice.com and also subscribed to the Vice Channel on YouTube. I am fully aware of the raw and volatile world we live in. So this piece is to help the rest of you prepare yourself for another round of VICE in case you are not immersed in its reporting like I am. It is a mindset that may not or perhaps you should not be comfortable with. VICE will take you to the underbelly of society and to the hotspots around the world and show just how...

HBO Teases VICE Season 2

HBO Teases VICE Season 2

The second season of HBO’s VICE is coming up quickly.  Shane Smith says it’s “the best shit we’ve ever done” and that’s saying a lot considering the magazine’s incredible history.  HBO decided to tease us with a little taste tonight just before Bill Maher’s show.  Here’s our first look at VICE season 2: EXTREME!  Looks like we’re in for another ride this year.  We reviewed each episode last seaosn and we intend to cover this one just as closely.  We expect more previews soon but the series returns in March on Fridays...

VICE Sets March Premiere Date for Season 2

VICE Sets March Premiere Date for Season 2

Friday, 03.14.14 at 11:00pm ET  That is the date and time for the debut of VICE Season Two! This writer is totally beside himself and has red circled the calendar. Sadly we do not have information on what any of the news items covered will be. All we do have to go off of at this time is the following HBO Press Release:   VICE returns for its second season FRIDAY, MARCH 14 (11:00-11:30 p.m.).HBO partners with the premier new media company VICE on this innovative news magazine show, hosted by VICE founder Shane Smith, covering the kinds of stories often overlooked by mainstream media...

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