Epicly Later’d (Viceland)

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Epicly Later’d (Viceland) – Premieres 6th September

The TV version of the Vice web series, this is a docu-series that looks at the life and careers of famous and legendary skateboarders.

In it the host meets up with the boarder in question where they discuss how they started, and the highs and lows they’ve been through. Along with having talking head bits from family members, friends and other skaters there is a fair amount of archive footage thrown in to the mix, and it gets into decent detail of the persons life.

If you like stuff such as King Of The Road it’s an interesting bit of viewing.

5.8/10

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Last Chance High (Viceland)

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Last Chance High (Viceland) – Premieres 8th August

A documentary that follows the students and staff of the Moses Montefiore Academy in Chicago, which takes in the students deemed unteachable and who have been expelled from multiple schools, and they try to help them get another chance to get back into regular school system.

The show is like a version of This Is High School, if the pupils had a problematic home life and an absolute love for a punch-up.

3.7/10

The Last Shot (Viceland)

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The Last Shot (Viceland) – Premieres 7th August

A docu-series that follows two basketball teams as they take part in cash tournaments in Mexico that have a history of being funded by local drug cartels.

With the teams, one is made up of mercenary players who only play in cash tourneys as a way to support their families, whereas the other team consists of former college players using this as a last chance to get spotted by scouts and revive their chances of going pro.

The show follows them as they head over to Mexico to spend a few months playing in as many tournaments as they can, while finding out that the teams they are playing against play to a more lenient take on the rules. It’s a decent watch and possibly has more game footage shown than i’ve seen in whole highlight episode of a FIBA 3×3 tournament.

5.9/10

Nuts and Bolts (Viceland)

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Nuts and Bolts (Viceland) – Premieres 3rd August

A show where Tyler the Creator looks into how some of his favourite things are made by visiting a few companies that produce them. There he is shown the processes used and how everything is brought together. After witnessing how the thing is made Tyler then heads off to create his own version which is shown at the end of the show.

It’s an easy bit of viewing where the topics that he looks into and his enthusiasm finding out about how everything is made makes it a watchable enough programme.

4.2/10

What Would Diplo Do? (Viceland)

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What Would Diplo Do? (Viceland) – Premieres 3rd August

A comedy about a caricature version of the DJ and producer Diplo, a well meaning yet effortlessly stupid chap, who manages to mess up the most simplest of tasks that have been meticulously planned by his entourage.

Along with his inability to do anything without making a hash of it, Diplo is trying control his sporadic fits of rage, usually brought on when he begins losing twitter spats or by people questioning his artistic integrity. He does so by imagining he’s fighting a group of ninjas at any given location. All the while he manages to resolve any of the mishaps he’s created ending up with idiot savant musings on what had happened.

Though it does nothing new, it’s a surprisingly watchable comedy.

5.3/10

Funny How (Viceland)

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Funny How (Viceland) – Premieres 10th July

Docu-series where comedian Kliph Nesteroff, looks into the various offshoots of comedy, the people that work in it and how it all varies from mainstream comedy.

Like other Viceland shows such as Needles and Pins, Dead Set On Life and States of Undress it follows the host meeting up with various folk and tagging along with them finding out how what they do came about and witnessing the differences.

It’s a pretty standard Viceland docu-series, though it does seem to just scratch the surface and not really go anywhere. It’s a bit disappointing.

4.3/10

Terror (Viceland)

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Terror (Viceland) – Starts 1st October

A standard Viceland docu-series offering, which looks into the different islamic terrorist groups, where they show how they came into existence, why they’re doing what they’re doing, and looks at how they’ve changed their approach of the years.

Hosted by Vice founder Suroosh Alvi, he travels to the country of the groups origin, where he interviews locals to find out how their world view has been been altered by the War on Terror, and talks to a couple of folks within the groups to explain what drives them.

The show feels like an extended episode of Vice, and does exactly what you’d expect. Though with the extended run time it doesn’t feel like you learn any more than from a 15 or 30 minute Vice segment.

4.7/10