• Network: ESPN
  • Series Premiere Date: Jul 9, 2007
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 1 out of 13

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  1. ChampG.
    Jul 31, 2007
    9
    Very enjoyable watch. I did not follow the Yanks back in '77, but this series brings to life a part of baseball history. Two thumbs up.
  2. brentoni
    Jul 17, 2007
    8
    An entertaining show. Drama, history, and sport rolled into one.
  3. othos.
    Jul 13, 2007
    9
    As a lifelong Yankees fan until 1978, when Steinbrenner drove me to the Cubs, the first episode is a validation of my choice. Superbly acted by Turturro and Platt as the centers of the maelstrom, the debut left me eager to see the rest of the series. I think it was a good idea that the producers and director decided to go the HOOSIERS route with the rest of the actors, using athletes who As a lifelong Yankees fan until 1978, when Steinbrenner drove me to the Cubs, the first episode is a validation of my choice. Superbly acted by Turturro and Platt as the centers of the maelstrom, the debut left me eager to see the rest of the series. I think it was a good idea that the producers and director decided to go the HOOSIERS route with the rest of the actors, using athletes who are given limited lines rather than actors who don't move like ballplayers (see: Anthony Perkins in FEAR STRIKES OUT and Gary Cooper in PRIDE OF THE YANKEES Collapse
  4. equality7-2521
    Jul 12, 2007
    8
    I watched the first episode. I'm hooked. I'm a Los Angeles Dodgers fan so I am keenly interested in the Yankees of 77 and 78, who beat us... At this point in the show, I feel for Billy Martin. As a kid, all I remember was Billy Martin getting fired and rehired over and over. Anyway, I'm going to try to catch the remainder of this mini-series to find out what REALLY happened I watched the first episode. I'm hooked. I'm a Los Angeles Dodgers fan so I am keenly interested in the Yankees of 77 and 78, who beat us... At this point in the show, I feel for Billy Martin. As a kid, all I remember was Billy Martin getting fired and rehired over and over. Anyway, I'm going to try to catch the remainder of this mini-series to find out what REALLY happened behind the scenes. The one thing I don't like is the Son of Sam stuff. If you want to make reference to the murders via headlines in the paper, that's fine. But the re-enactments are just lame. If I wanted to see that, I'd rent Spike Lee's Summer of Sam. Expand
  5. anonymous
    Jul 11, 2007
    6
    Not bad, but could have been better.
Metascore
65

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. Despite some fine performances, it fails to show a connection.
  2. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    70
    The unsettling juxtaposition of Yankees fever with Son of Sam's reign of terror is intriguing, but could have used a stronger authorial voice to tie it together.... Still, even non-Yankees fans should enjoy this one.
  3. You don't have to be a New Yorker to enjoy ESPN's eight-part miniseries, The Bronx is Burning, although it might help.