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If You're Obsessed With Louis Theroux Documentaries You'll Love Netflix's New Series

Rachel Andrews

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If You're Obsessed With Louis Theroux Documentaries You'll Love Netflix's New Series

Featured Image Credit: Netflix/Dark Tourist

When it comes to delving into the weird and wonderful, no one can really top Louis Theroux's documentaries in our eyes, but this new Netflix series may come close...


With his brunette mop of hair, tall stature and glasses, you could easily mistake New Zealand journalist David Farrier for our Louis.

He's starring in a new Netflix series, Dark Tourist, which, as you may have already guessed from the name, explores the darker side of tourism.

While some of us are sunning it up on sandy beaches, other tourists visit places heavily associated with death, disasters, tragedies or war zones.

Credit: Netflix
Credit: Netflix

It also looks like David is willing to give absolutely anything a go too, happily heading over to radioactive towns near to Fukushima, touring round Pablo Escobar's old neighbourhood, dabbles with demons, and even trying to find vampires in New Orleans.

As well as giving us viewers a glimpse at what life is like in these incredibly bizarre and dangerous places, David talks to the sort of people who actually like to visit them, spending time with a British man who spend his holidays in a war zone.

There are currently eight different episodes already on Netflix for you to binge watch, with the first episode beginning in Colombia, were David meets Pablo Escobar's enforcer. He then goes on to witness an exorcism in Mexico and participates in a fake illegal border crossing.

Credit: Netflix
Credit: Netflix

Later in the series, David heads to Cambodia in South East Asia, where he tours Myanmar and witnesses people living in Indonesia cleaning a mummified corpse.

In Africa, David attends a voodoo festival, speaks to white South African separatists, and visits an infamous area of Johannesburg.

And if you thought you recognised David from somewhere, then he's actually of Tickled fame, an internationally distributed film.

Credit: Netflix
Credit: Netflix

We know what we're binge watching tonight.

Topics: TV Entertainment

Rachel Andrews
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