The BEST episodes of Louis Theroux: Altered States

Every episode of Louis Theroux: Altered States ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Louis Theroux: Altered States!

Louis Theroux returns with a new series exploring the unusual ways modern America deals with birth, love and death. Changing social attitudes and radical new laws have transformed how Americans can experience some of life’s most intimate moments - how we raise children, how we love and even how we die.

Last Updated: 2/22/2024Network: BBC TwoStatus: Ended
Choosing Death
27 votes

#1 - Choosing Death

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 11/18/2018

Louis Theroux spends time with those preparing to take a lethal but legally prescribed overdose and meets a controversial group educating others in how to end their lives.

Directors: Arron Fellows
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Love Without Limits
30 votes

#2 - Love Without Limits

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 11/4/2018

For hundreds of years, romantic relationships in western society have been based on the idea of monogamy: two people, together, for ever. But with nearly half of all US marriages ending in divorce, perhaps the traditional model is no longer fit for purpose. In Love Without Limits, Louis travels to Portland, Oregon, the heart of a movement seeking to rewrite the rulebook on how we conduct intimate relationships and experience family life. Portland, whose city motto is 'Keep Portland Weird', is seen as the US capital of polyamory and ethical non-monogamy, the practice of openly and transparently having multiple relationships that go further than just sex. Louis embeds himself with families who have made the bold decision to open up their relationships in a number of different ways, whether inviting others into existing relationships or allowing partners to seek romance elsewhere. He discovers that for many, more partners means more love and more happiness. But for others, multiple relationships have led to jealousy, upset and broken hearts.

Directors: Louis Theroux
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Take My Baby
23 votes

#3 - Take My Baby

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/25/2018

Louis explores open adoption in California, where babies are matched with paying parents

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