Rabbitholed #45: The Best, Most Problematic Documentary On TV Right Now
The final ep of "The Anarchists" airs tonight on HBO. Does that mean they'll finally address how the guy at the center of it is everything from a Holocaust denier to an AIDS denier to a COVID denier?
Tonight at 10 p.m. HBO airs the final episode of the utterly riveting documentary The Anarchists, which features some of the most spectacularly unlikable characters ever to appear on TV.
It is perhaps the best example I’ve ever seen of gaining close access to people who espouse truly abhorrent world views by nodding along to every ugly thing they say.
Except it’s even more disturbing than that—because it doesn’t even look like the crew behind the series fears that ugliness at all.
Only the discussion and revelation of it.