Taboo is an excellent show. For all those on this board who worry about the "freakshow" aspect of it, that's really the opposite of its intent. While definitely the shock factor is what gets people to watch the episodes on such outre subjects as drugs, funeral traditions, sex, blood sports, exotic cuisine, etc., the show really tries to break the down the cultural barriers we have towards these subjects. What's normal for one group of people is shocking to an other. We have to admit, that is an apt description of our subculture. It's better to have anthropologists and serious researchers at National Geographic profile our culture rather than exploitative talk shows and diet gurus.