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People Are Calling Basketball Doc 'The Last Dance' 'The Best Thing On Netflix'

People Are Calling Basketball Doc 'The Last Dance' 'The Best Thing On Netflix'

Netflix's basketball documentary The Last Dance is scoring big praise on Twitter - and not just from fans of the sport, either.

The 10-part docuseries follows the life and career of NBA Hall of Fame's Michael Jordan and his championship Chicago Bulls' teams of the 90s.

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Directed by Jason Hehir, and originally broadcast on ESPN, the doc uses never-before-seen footage from the 1997-1998 season as the Bulls pursue their sixth NBA championship in eight years.

Going by the fan reaction, The Last Dance's combination of epic sportsmanship and raw emotion has viewers ranging from b-ball fanatics to sports novices in bits.

One pleasantly surprised fangirl wrote: "Never thought I'd enjoy a 10 part documentary about a sport I know nothing about.... The Last Dance, seriously though, what a journey....Netflix know how to make them."

Another raved: "yo everyone, if you grew up in 90s, 'the last dance' is the best thing on netflix right now. even if know nothing about basketball."

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People are clearly living for MJ too, and gripped by the doc's portrait of one of the sport's most iconic athletes at a pivotal time in his career.

One commentator enthused: "I'm not even a huge basketball fan but I get goosebumps during every episode of The Last Dance Chicago Bulls documentary on Netflix. Prime MJ was a fuckin beast.

"The Last Dance is the best thing on Netflix" added a superfan.

"How cool is MJ just sitting telling stories like the Don with his whiskey and cigar."

The series docuseries follows iconic sports star Michael Jordan and his championship Chicago Bulls teams of the 90s. (Credit: Netflix)
The series docuseries follows iconic sports star Michael Jordan and his championship Chicago Bulls teams of the 90s. (Credit: Netflix)

Elsewhere, viewers commented that that Netflix should offer "aftermath counselling" for anyone who'd tuned into the series, while others called it "the best sports documentary they'd ever watched".

Incredibly, the final two episodes of The Last Dance drew in audiences of 5.89 million and 5.4 million, respectively, when they aired on ESPN earlier this month, as reported by Deadline.

The report adds that the original runs of all 10 episodes averaged 5.6 million same-day viewers, cementing The Last Dance as the most-watched documentary content ever on ESPN.

Anyone else stoked for some epic MJ action after reading these reviews?



The Last Dance is available to stream on Netflix now.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: TV and Film, The Last Dance, TV Entertainment, Netflix

Mary-Jane Wiltsher

Mary-Jane Wiltsher is a freelance lifestyle and culture journalist. Elsewhere she writes for Stylist, Euronews, PHOENIX and What We Seee.

 

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