Netflix debuted "Dark Tourist" this past Friday.
Netflix's latest offering Dark Tourist, does exactly what it sets out to do: explore the seedier practices of several "shadow economies." The big idea came to David Farrier as he was going about his job as a journalist in New Zealand. The eight-part series self-appoints Farrier as its host, on an anthropological mission to find crazy tourist destinations would never seek from a travel agent, most of which bordering on the side of danger.
In its inaugural season, Dark Tourist takes the viewer on a tour of a nuclear fallout zone, behind the scenes of a voodoo ritual, on a friendly jaunt with Pablo Escobar's most trusted hitman, and on tour of Jeffrey Dahmer's old torture chamber. If any of that sounds palatable, by all means start your binge watch of Dark Tourist at the earliest convenience. The series was uploaded in its entirety on Friday.
Farrier can be judgy, and he does comes across a bit cringeworthy, especially he veers on either side of moral relativism. But Farrier would be the first to own up to his garish reputation, and that's partly what makes the show enjoyable on some level. Farrier confessed that often sees himself as the "cheap version of Louis Theroux," a reputed documentarian for the BBC.