Monday, April 23, 2007

Louis Theroux

Loo-ee Ther-oo.

He's a television journalist for the BBC and you should check him out because:
a) He is excellent at acting dim to disarm his subjects, a la Colombo
b) He does great interviews
c) His topics are interesting and outcomes oft unexpected
d) He's pretty cute in a dual national hipster way

See:
1) Wikipedia

2) Most Hated Family in America (in several parts on YouTube)

3) Google or YouTube "Louis Theroux Weird Weekends" and you'll find episodes of his old BBC program

4 comments:

Caleb said...

I watched the Most Hated Family in America last week. It was absurd but expected in a weird way. The college girl laughing after saying "Then you're going to hell" was the most alarming part to me.

He is definitely a good journalist.

Mal said...

I like his daddy's books. And i met him once when i was working at a post production studio. He was very tall and dishy and surrounded by 'yes men'. I served him tea but got all nervous and spilled it and ran off flustered.

The Tricyclist said...

I do not know this man, but I like his name. It rolls off the tongue.

Anonymous said...

Check out "paradise lost", a story about a church group turned cult. Eventually turned mass suicide at Jonestown in the 70's. (History channel show) This reminded of the beginnings of Jim Jones' cult. I will await the same fate for these extremist if they continue like this. Good job Louis!
Peace,Kevin