Dope (TV series)

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Dope
Dope title card.png
GenreDocumentary
Narrated by
  • Ronan Summers
  • Michael Beach
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes12 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)Chris Lent
Producer(s)Ralph Perring
Cinematography
  • Robbie Stauder
  • Christopher Campbell
  • Scott Lootens
  • Charlie Laing
Running time35-48 minutes
Production company(s)
Release
Original networkNetflix
Picture formatHDTV 1080i
Original releaseDecember 22, 2017 (2017-12-22)
External links
Website

Dope is an American documentary web television series airing since December 22, 2017 (2017-12-22) on Netflix. The show revolves around the production, logistics, sale and consumption of drugs. Camera teams follow law enforcement as well as users and dealers of various drugs.

Production[edit]

During the shooting of an interview with three drug dealers in Beek, Netherlands for the third season of the show, local police invaded their home and arrested the men whilst the camera was rolling. According to local newspaper De Limburger, police had been monitoring one of the dealers and thus found out about the scheduled interview. The two filmmakers present were interrogated but released shortly after. According to police, firearms found on the table were fake, as was a large portion of the alleged drugs.[1]

In January 2019, a 21-year-old man from TroyMichigan was arrested for drug trafficking through Oakland County and surrounding communities. The Oakland County Sheriff's Office began investing the man, who operated under the pseudonym "Ozone", in July 2018 after receiving a tip. The tip also mentioned the man's engagement in the third episode of the second season of Dope. After executing search warrants on two locations, police found various amounts of different drugs and took the man into custody.[2] He was booked on multiple drug trafficking charges, to all of which he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 3–20 years in federal prison in June 2019.[3]

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (2017)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byOriginal release date
11"America's Cup of Coffee"Dickon Le MarchantDecember 22, 2017 (2017-12-22)
The episode revolves around cocaine usage in the streets of Oakland, California.
22"Once You See It, You Can Never Unsee It"Richard MejehDecember 22, 2017 (2017-12-22)
BaltimoreMaryland becomes the centerpoint of this episode as it shows its ongoing heroin epidemic, one of the worst in the country.
33"Even if They Didn't Pay Me, I'd Still Do It"Seamus Mirodan & Nonuk WalterDecember 22, 2017 (2017-12-22)
The episode focuses on the Sinaloa Cartel operating out of Sinaloa, Mexico and shows the typical route of marijuana from Mexico into the United States.
44"Is It Dangerous? Absolutely It's Dangerous"Ben ReidDecember 22, 2017 (2017-12-22)
The final episode of the first season depicts crack cocaine users and dealers in Chicago, Illinois.

Season 2 (2018)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byOriginal release date
51"In This Business You Have No Friends, Only Enemies"Nonuk WalterApril 20, 2018 (2018-04-20)
The first episode of the second season shows the route drug traffickers take to smuggle cocaine from South America to Miami, Florida and thus to the United States via Caribbean countries such as the Dominican Republic.
62"You're Too Innocent for This Game"Benedict SandersonApril 20, 2018 (2018-04-20)
In episode six, viewers are taken to the state of Indiana, where home-cooked methamphetamine is a real problem on the streets.
73"I'm Gonna Get Me That White People Money"George AmponsahApril 20, 2018 (2018-04-20)
Detroit, Michigan has been known for its techno scene since the 1980s. The drug MDMA has been going hand in hand with underground raves for almost as long.
84"Feeling Rather Groovy Like a $2 Movie"Roeland DoustApril 20, 2018 (2018-04-20)
The second season ends with an episode chronicling the life of a bounty hunter set out on drug dealers in Atlanta, Georgia.

Season 3 (2019)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byOriginal release date
91"The Devil's Oldest Trick"Phil Caller & Minna SedmakovJune 28, 2019 (2019-06-28)
102"God, Forgive Me for This"Jamie Welham & Vanessa MoussaJune 28, 2019 (2019-06-28)
113"No Face, No Case"Benedict SandersonJune 28, 2019 (2019-06-28)
124"This Isn't Miami Vice"Joost Van der ValkJune 28, 2019 (2019-06-28)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Goossen, Hans (June 14, 2018). "Aanhouding in Beek tijdens opnames Netflix-serie Dope" (in Dutch). De Limburger. Retrieved July 7, 2019.
  2. ^ Siacon, Aleanna (February 1, 2019). "Troy man from Netflix series 'Dope' arrested for drug trafficking". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved July 10, 2019.
  3. ^ Schonter, Allison (June 21, 2019). "Netflix 'Dope' Star Sentenced to 3-20 Years on Drug Charges". popculture.com. Retrieved July 10, 2019.

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