Dark Side of the 2000s Episode 9: Recap, Streaming Guide & Release Date

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The Dark Side of the 2000s is a docuseries developed by VICE TV that chronicles the most shocking aspects of pop culture in the 2000s decade. On each episode, we see lots of things that bring out the nostalgic aspect for those of us who had to live through those years: I’m talking about the rise of social media, magazines like FHM and Maxim, Lindsay Lohan’s rise and fall into drugs, as well as the demise of MTV as a channel that used to play music videos and its transition into reality TV.

The show comes from the same minds that brought us other docuseries covering the same aspects and tones from professional wrestling and football. It features testimonials from people involved in the crises, and controversy, and it goes in-depth into how these events morphed the collective appreciation of these pop culture events. If you grew up in those years and have a knack for nostalgia, be sure to check it out. 

Dark Side Of The 2000s Episode 8 Recap

This episode of Dark Side of The 2000s covers Charlie Sheen and his very abrupt dismissal from his hit sitcom “Two and a Half Men” after his beef with Chuck Lorre. Charlie’s erratic behavior, drug abuse, and troubles with the production crew, as well as his social media drama postings about his bosses, led to him being written out of the series and replaced by Ashton Kutcher. 

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Actress Tara Reid (Credit: VICE TV)

The show goes on to cover why Charlie Sheen went on that downward spiral, as well as that dramatic interview that spawned countless memes like “Winning”, “I got Tiger Blood,” and “I’m addicted to winning”. 

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After Charlie Sheen’s dismissal from Two and a Half Men, the show’s ratings tanked, and eventually, after a couple of seasons, the show was canceled simply because Sheen’s character was the soul and spirit of the show. The docuseries covers interviews from those involved with the show and goes in depth at how Charlie Sheen went on a wild rampage of strippers, cocaine, and excesses while being locked up in a Las Vegas suite hotel. 

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This episode did bring out in me a lot of nostalgia because I was a hardcore fan of Two and a Half Men, and I laughed out loud when Charlie went on that drug-fueled rampage against Chuck Lorre, who wouldn’t have any of Charlie’s drama king dramatis personnæ.

It is also a testimony of how drug abuse can ruin your career and tank a show that has everything going. But then again, the 2000s were a wild and weird decade; we were just getting used to social media and its discontents. 

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Dark Side Of The Side 2000s Episode 9 Release Date

Dark Side of The 2000s Episode 9 will be broadcast by Vice TV on 5 September 2023 at 21:00 hrs Eastern Time, United States. Each episode lasts around one hour. The upcoming episode’s title is “Lad Mags: Men Behaving Badly”. In the following list, you’ll find the regional time release schedules for this program.

  • Eastern Time (ET), United States: 21:00 hrs
  • Pacific Time (PT), United States: 18:00 hrs
  • Mountain Time (MT), United States: 19:00 hrs
  • Central Time (CT), United States: 20:00 hrs
  • Central European Time (CET): 03:00 hrs (next day)
  • Sydney Time: 11:00 hrs (next day)
  • Melbourne Time: 11:00 hrs (next day)
  • Singapore Time (SGT): 09:00 hrs (next day)
  • India Standard Time (IST): 06:30 hrs (next day)
  • China Standard Time (CST): 03:00 hrs (next day)
  • Japan Standard Time (JST): 04:00 hrs (next day)

Dark Side of The 2000s Episode Guide

  • Episode 1 “Jon & Kate Plus 8: Family Circus” 18 July 2023
  • Episode 2 “TRL: Last Request” 25 July 2023
  • Episode 3 “Lindsay Lohan: Star, Interrupted” 1 August 2023
  • Episode 4 “TMZ: Paparazzi Gone Wild” 8 August 2023
  • Episode 5 “Shock Jocks Part 1: The Rise: 15 August 2023
  • Episode 6 “Shock Jocks Part 2: The Fall” 15 August 2023
  • Episode 7 “The Bachelor: Every Rose Has Its Thorn” 22 August 2023
  • Episode 8 “Charlie Sheen: Addicted to Winning” 29 August 2023
  • Episode 9 “Lad Mags: Men Behaving Badly” 5 September 2023
  • Episode 10 “Siegfried & Roy: Magic and Mayhem” 12 September 2023
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Bob Kusbit, co creator of TRL (Credit: VICE TV)

Where To Watch The Dark Side Of The 2000s Episodes

Catch the latest episodes of The Dark Side of the 2000s at the times and dates described above via VICE TV. If you have cable, you can stream the show from Vice’s website and its app.

Since The Dark Side of the 2000s is an ongoing season, live television streaming providers like Hulu + Live TV, Fubo TV, Directv Streaming, Sling, and Spectrum on Demand will stream the show during its broadcast times.

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