The Moaning of Life 2013 | TV Show Watchlist
Host Karl Pilkington visits countries around the world to discover how people deal with issues presented by their cultures and customs.
Premiered: October 20, 2013
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Karl ends his journey with a look at differing attitudes to death. He visits Ghana, where he shops for a customized coffin, before attending his first-ever funeral and the accompanying parade. He also meets members of a community in the Philippines who live and work with the deceased, and is taught how to cry and deal with grief by a professional mourner in Taiwan.
Karl aims to get to the bottom of his relative lack of a vocation, and visits an 85-year-old Japanese inventor to discover whether he has what it takes to become a genius. On the opposite end of the spectrum, he hangs out with a self-made millionaire in South Africa and jets off to Los Angeles to strut his stuff in a Hollywood fashion show.
Why do people have children? That's the puzzler bothering world-weary philosopher Karl this week. Traveling the globe, he tries to understand why couples feel the need to become parents, visiting a fertility festival in Japan and a natural birthing center in Bali - where he lends a hand with a delivery - and meets an LA couple looking to take the next step.
Karl Pilkington tries to find out how people achieve happiness. In Mexico, he joins members of a tribe who enjoy running ultra-marathons and meets a group that finds pleasure in pain. In LA he hangs out with some hip-hop clowns, experiences a day of beauty with a plastic-surgery addict and gives up his possessions to see if the simple life is the answer to contentment.
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- Premiered: October 20, 2013
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- Premise: Host Karl Pilkington visits countries around the world to discover how people deal with issues presented by their cultures and customs. (more)