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Documentary18+ (TV-MA)2002 - 201310 Seasons
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Taboo (2002 - 2013)

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Documentary Rated: 18+ (TV-MA)2002 - 201310 Seasons

Taboo is a documentary television series that premiered in 2002 on the National Geographic Channel. The program is an educational look into "taboo" rituals and traditions practiced in some societies, yet forbidden and illegal in others.Each hour long episode details a specific topic, such as marriage or initiation rituals, and explores how such topics are viewed throughout the world. Taboo generally focuses on the most misunderstood, despised, or disagreed-upon activities, jobs, and roles.Taboo has one or more episodes available for purchase on iTunes, available for purchase on Google Play, available for purchase on Prime Video, and 1 other. It's a documentary show with 119 episodes over 10 seasons. Taboo is no longer running and has no plans to air new episodes or seasons. It has a high IMDb audience rating of 7.9 (664 votes).

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Taboo Season 10 Overview

Jun 5, 2013 - Dec 18, 2013

Season 10 of Taboo has 11 episodes that are not available to stream or rent on any services. Track the series to get notified when an episode becomes available on your services.

Taboo Season 10 Episodes
Season 10, Episode 11 Strange Medicine
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Strange Medicine
Dec 18, 2013

In America, it is not uncommon to turn to the knife for aesthetic improvements.

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Season 10, Episode 10 Home Strange Home
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Home Strange Home
Aug 7, 2013

In Florida, a man known as Dada 5000 is the self-proclaimed “King of the Ghetto.” Living in one of the...

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Season 10, Episode 09 Body Shock
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Body Shock
Jul 31, 2013

American society places great value on physical beauty and those who achieve a firm and fit body. In Hollywood, Fla.,...

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Taboo Season 9 Overview

Jun 18, 2012 - Nov 19, 2012

Season 9 of Taboo has 21 episodes that are available for Rent or Purchase on Prime Video, Google Play, iTunes, YouTube.

Taboo Season 9 Episodes
Season 09, Episode 21 Devils and Demons
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Devils and Demons
Nov 19, 2012

Many cultures believe that evil can manifest in demonic spirits that enter a person's body.

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Season 09, Episode 20 Bizarre Burials
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Bizarre Burials
Oct 30, 2012

The various ways that societies commemorate their loved ones' passing.

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Season 09, Episode 19 Strange Syndromes
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Taboo Season 8 Overview

Jan 4, 2012 - Jan 25, 2012

Season 8 of Taboo has 4 episodes that are available for Rent or Purchase on Prime Video, Google Play, iTunes, YouTube.

Taboo Season 8 Episodes
Season 08, Episode 04 Freaky Remedies
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Freaky Remedies
Jan 25, 2012

Unconventional medicines are examined. Included: a treatment for asthma that entails swallowing a whole, live animal.

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Season 08, Episode 03 Extreme Fighting
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Extreme Fighting
Jan 18, 2012

"Extreme Fighting" looks at different cultures' interpretations of acceptable violence.

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Season 08, Episode 02 Odd Couples
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Odd Couples
Jan 11, 2012

Unconventional relationships are the focus. Included: a three-way marriage; a woman who dates a man nearly three times her height;...

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Taboo Season 7 Overview

May 3, 2011 - Jun 13, 2011

Season 7 of Taboo has 6 episodes that are not available to stream or rent on any services. Track the series to get notified when an episode becomes available on your services.

Taboo Season 7 Episodes
Season 07, Episode 06 Forbidden Love
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Forbidden Love
Jun 13, 2011

Love can come in many different and bizarre forms. In Washington State, we meet a man with objectum sexual, who...

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Season 07, Episode 05 Prison Love
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Prison Love
May 24, 2011

Love behind bars with some of the most dangerous criminals on earth. In Texas, an inmate in solitary confinement gets...

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Season 07, Episode 04 Hoarders
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Hoarders
May 17, 2011

In every city, there are hoarders. A Florida woman shares her house with nearly 400 pigs, as they continue to...

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Taboo Season 6 Overview

Jan 18, 2010 - Feb 18, 2010

Season 6 of Taboo has 6 episodes that are not available to stream or rent on any services. Track the series to get notified when an episode becomes available on your services.

Taboo Season 6 Episodes
Season 06, Episode 06 Beyond the Grave
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Beyond the Grave
Feb 18, 2010

In an effort to cope with death, we shroud it in ritual and surround it with taboos. And what one...

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Season 06, Episode 05 Strange Love
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Strange Love
Feb 11, 2010

Human relationships can bring safety, security and love - but sometimes they can also be taboo. Witness a real-life "Lars...

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Season 06, Episode 04 Narcotics
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Narcotics
Feb 4, 2010

Throughout human history, narcotics have been used as medicine and for pleasure, but those who use them can be stigmatized....

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Taboo Season 5 Overview

Aug 7, 2008 - Dec 9, 2008

Season 5 of Taboo has 15 episodes that are not available to stream or rent on any services. Track the series to get notified when an episode becomes available on your services.

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Season 05, Episode 15 Sex
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Sex
Dec 9, 2008

A look at how love and sex are expressed in different societies. Included: swingers in Australia; a Chinese ethnic group...

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Season 05, Episode 14 Spilling Blood
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Spilling Blood
Dec 2, 2008

Western culture hides the spilling of animal blood behind closed doors, but other places its a public event. In Nepal,...

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Season 05, Episode 13 Extreme Rituals
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Extreme Rituals
Nov 25, 2008

Rituals that mark the passage from one phase of life to another are examined. Included: boys leap headfirst from a...

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Taboo Season 4 Overview

Aug 6, 2007 - Mar 27, 2008

Season 4 of Taboo has 15 episodes that are not available to stream or rent on any services. Track the series to get notified when an episode becomes available on your services.

Taboo Season 4 Episodes
Season 04, Episode 15 Quest for Acceptance
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Quest for Acceptance
Mar 27, 2008

An examination by experts on human ritual practices of extreme initiation rituals, including handling snakes and voodoo ceremonies.

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Season 04, Episode 14 Marked for Life
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Marked for Life
Mar 3, 2008

An exploration of ritualistic body markings, such as branding and scarification, and the sociological effects of these practices.

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Season 04, Episode 13 Mating
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Mating
Nov 22, 2007

A look at ancient and modern rituals humans use to demonstrate love and devotion.

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Taboo Season 3 Overview

Jun 15, 2004 - Jan 28, 2005

Season 3 of Taboo has 15 episodes that are available for Rent or Purchase on Prime Video, iTunes.

Taboo Season 3 Episodes
Season 03, Episode 15 Gross Work
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Gross Work
Jan 28, 2005

Jobs involving death, disease and pestilence.

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Season 03, Episode 14 Crime Scene
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Crime Scene
Jan 28, 2005

Included: a medical examiner autopsies human corpses. Also: a professional crime-scene cleaner in the Baltimore/Washington area; the Body Farm in...

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Season 03, Episode 13 Blood Rites
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Blood Rites
Nov 9, 2004

Initiation rites and religious ceremonies involving blood include Muslims who flail themselves and a ritual of male adulthood in New...

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Taboo Season 2 Overview

Oct 7, 2003 - Mar 29, 2004

Season 2 of Taboo has 13 episodes that are available for Rent or Purchase on Prime Video, iTunes.

Taboo Season 2 Episodes
Season 02, Episode 13 Gross Work
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Gross Work
Mar 29, 2004

People who make a living doing uncommon jobs.

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Season 02, Episode 12 Initiation
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Initiation
Mar 24, 2004

Some rites of initiation may seem bizarre and extreme, but many cultures believe they are worth the pain.

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Season 02, Episode 11 Marks of Identity
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Taboo Season 1 Overview

Oct 1, 2002 - Dec 30, 2002

Season 1 of Taboo has 13 episodes that are available for Rent or Purchase on Prime Video, Google Play, iTunes, YouTube.

Taboo Season 1 Episodes
Season 01, Episode 13 Rites of Passage
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Rites of Passage
Dec 30, 2002

Cultural practices guiding people into the next phase of life.

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Season 01, Episode 12 Blood Sports
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Blood Sports
Dec 30, 2002

Explore the human fascination with violence as sport, and see how it taps into hidden corners of our common heritage.

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Season 01, Episode 11 Test of Faith
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#13,391 Ranked TV Show

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#2659 Ranked in Documentary TV

Taboo has a high IMDb audience rating of 7.9 (664 votes). The show is somewhat popular with Reelgood users lately.

About Taboo

Taboo Overview

Taboo is a documentary television series that premiered in 2002 on the National Geographic Channel. The program is an educational look into "taboo" rituals and traditions practiced in some societies, yet forbidden and illegal in others.Each hour long episode details a specific topic, such as marriage or initiation rituals, and explores how such topics are viewed throughout the world. Taboo generally focuses on the most misunderstood, despised, or disagreed-upon activities, jobs, and roles.

Age rating: 18+ (TV-MA)
Number of seasons: 10 Seasons
Number of episodes: 119 Episodes

Extra Information

Related Genres: Documentary
Original Release Date: Sep 30, 2002
Show Status: Ended
Next episode release: N/A