Beautifully composed and edited together, the program serves as religious text for those who still exalt at the shrine of his Airness. Moreover, for fans who watched the incredible and nearly unparalleled run of success this franchise experienced during the 1990’s, The Last Dance is a pulsating celebration of greatness.
great stuff ! even if you're not into basketball this is a good story and you won't be bored. my biggest complaint is with the structure. it's very hard to get a cohesive picture of everything going on at one point in time because each episode can span one topic across Jordan's whole career. So you have to try and remember if the middle of one episode happens at the same as the beginning and end of two others.
the last dance gets a 91 critics score at metacritic and an 8.6 user score.
mj: OK fine, no problem.
also mj: comes back from retirement, brings Pippen and rodman back, wins the 2020 championship and they make a whole season about it that gets a 100 metacritic score.
“The Last Dance” isn’t necessarily an evidence-gathering operation, but as the series goes on, the input from teammates, coaches, and members of the Jordan inner circle all seem to ask whether the outcome of June 1998 was worth all the turmoil. For many viewers lifted by the way “The Last Dance” captures the sweep of history, the likely answer will be “yes.”
At a time when ESPN and other outlets are struggling to fill the sport-less void, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic’s disruption of, well, everything, The Last Dance is exactly what fans need...It’s both a perfect diversion and a tribute to shared sacrifice.
The limited series is as complete a portrait of Michael Jordan's extraordinary basketball career as fans will ever get. It's a Citizen Kane-like biography of Jordan's relentless pursuit of greatness at all costs.
Hehir has this trick where any time someone says something debatable or controversial or simply worthy of running by Jordan, he hands him an iPad and makes him watch what was said. And every time Hehir does it, Jordan turns the reaction into gold. He’s an incredulous Zeus in these moments, lightning bolts falling from his toga as he laughs, zapping lesser gods.
Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) is a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (George Clooney) in command of his last flight before retiring. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky completely alone - tethered to nothing
Didn't do much for me. There's some interesting content & behind the scenes footage but overall it's very repetitive and ultimately forgettable. I don't get the hype around it but it probably just dropped at the perfect time when everyone was starving for sports content.