VICELAND premieres the new docuseries Kentucky Ayahuasca. For centuries, indigenous cultures of the Amazon have brewed the plant-based medicine known as Ayahuasca, a strong entheogenic tea with hallucinogenic properties that many believe can help address every manner of trauma and illness stored in the body and mind, allowing the individual to heal and recover in a vastly accelerated way not typically seen with conventional forms of therapy. The show follows Steve Hupp, a former serial bank robber whose life was changed when a robbery went wrong and he found himself sharing a prison cell with a Peruvian shaman named Guadalupe who upon release, introduced him to the healing potential of Ayahuasca. Now, Hupp and his family have opened a retreat deep in the Bible Belt of Kentucky, attracting people from far and wide seeking enlightenment, salvation or healing from any number of afflictions from depression and PTSD, to recovery from emotional or physical abuse and addictions of all kinds. Hupp and his family guide them through ceremonies and their experiences with the medicine, to help them find the healing and answers that they've yet to find.
Self-appointed shaman Steve capitalizes on ayahuasca therapy and stumbles through his unread, untaught and uneducated nterpretation of psychedelic spiritualism. If Viceland had given this show a different frame, it might be worthwhile as a lesson about how great things can be held down. Unfortunately, they seem to be taking this guy seriously. This is not good optics for the psychedelic movement, and it makes Vice look bad.
Series Premiere: November 28, 2018 Classification: Documentary Genre: Documentary Network: Viceland Airs: Wednesday at 10:00 pm Runtime: 60 Minutes
KENTUCKY AYAHUASCA - Season 1 -- 10 Episodes
1x1 -- Nov 28, 2018 -- Taylor, Jose & Summer 1x2 -- Dec 05, 2018 -- Jules, Taylor & Emily 1x3 -- Dec 12, 2018 -- Brenna, Walter & Travis 1x4 -- Dec 19, 2018 -- Keenan, Cheri & Dane 1x5 -- Dec 26, 2018 -- Danielle, Kevin & Tlawil 1x6 -- Jan 02, 2019 -- Dena, Nathan & Sheila 1x7 -- Jan 09, 2019 -- Lina, Joe & Garrett 1x8 -- Jan 16, 2019 -- Elizabeth Donavan and Emma 1x9 -- Jan 23, 2019 -- Angela, Kevin and Tina 1x10 -- Jan 30, 2019 -- Margaret, Luke & Gislene