The Last Dance: Season 1

The Last Dance: Season 1

The Last Dance: Season 1

ESPN chronicles the life and career of NBA legend Michael Jordan in this 10-episode Netflix series. This includes never-before-seen footage of the Bulls 1997-98 season, where Jordan and coach Phil Jackson allowed a film crew to track the team's pursuit for its sixth championship in eight years.

Outside of the US, each episode of the The Last Dance is being released on Netflix the day after its ESPN airing.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

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"The Last Dance" is essentially asking the audience to be Jordan's teammate through this ride. You see how his overbearing competitive drive leads to ticks in the win column, and also strains individual relationships along the way.

The New York Times

The New York Times

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A more-than-casual basketball person, such as myself, might know all of this about Jordan and think, as I actually, did: This seems like a lot of stone for such a little bit of blood. But here's the achievement of this series: Jordan isn't boring.

The Age

The Age

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The Last Dance has the advantage of history. It feels like long ago and looks that way, too... At the age of 57, Jordan has nothing to prove and -- suddenly and surprisingly -- plenty to say.

Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

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How can The Last Dance truly interrogate Jordan when it's Jordan holding the strings? Yet time and again, The Last Dance presented Jordan's basketball idiosyncrasies unfiltered.

RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

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A stunningly refined and comprehensive look at the legacy and inner turmoil of one of the most essential sports teams of all time.

Vulture

Vulture

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It also reminds us how it felt the first time we saw greatness, in the form of a man, his tongue sticking out like a little boy's, taking flight over and over, right before our eyes.

NPR

NPR

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The lack of commentary on the wider society feels like a missed opportunity. But "The Last Dance" offers the best and most intimate look at how Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls dominated the sports world in the 1990s.

CNN

CNN

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To those who recall what it meant to "Be like Mike" (cue the jingle), "The Last Dance" is an intoxicating trip into the way-back machine. More broadly, though, the project is a thoughtful look at the costs associated with stardom and how they've evolved in the modern sports era, particularly in the NBA.

TV Guide

TV Guide

press

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 about Jordan's relentless pursuit of greatness at all costs.

Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun-Times

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There’s so much rich material, so much game-changing basketball history, so many powerful dramatic moments off the court, there’s no clear purpose to so much bending of the linear timeline.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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It's here you realize that Last Dance may be a stand-alone, limited docuseries, but it's also something of a Voltron formed from bits and pieces of material already covered in previous ESPN projects...

Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune

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At a time when ESPN and other outlets are struggling to fill the sports-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.

IndieWire

IndieWire

press

"The Last Dance" is essentially asking the audience to be Jordan's teammate through this ride. You see how his overbearing competitive drive leads to ticks in the win column, and also strains individual relationships along the way.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

A more-than-casual basketball person, such as myself, might know all of this about Jordan and think, as I actually, did: This seems like a lot of stone for such a little bit of blood. But here's the achievement of this series: Jordan isn't boring.

The Age

The Age

press

The Last Dance has the advantage of history. It feels like long ago and looks that way, too... At the age of 57, Jordan has nothing to prove and -- suddenly and surprisingly -- plenty to say.

Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

press

How can The Last Dance truly interrogate Jordan when it's Jordan holding the strings? Yet time and again, The Last Dance presented Jordan's basketball idiosyncrasies unfiltered.

RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

press

A stunningly refined and comprehensive look at the legacy and inner turmoil of one of the most essential sports teams of all time.

Vulture

Vulture

press

It also reminds us how it felt the first time we saw greatness, in the form of a man, his tongue sticking out like a little boy's, taking flight over and over, right before our eyes.

NPR

NPR

press

The lack of commentary on the wider society feels like a missed opportunity. But "The Last Dance" offers the best and most intimate look at how Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls dominated the sports world in the 1990s.

CNN

CNN

press

To those who recall what it meant to "Be like Mike" (cue the jingle), "The Last Dance" is an intoxicating trip into the way-back machine. More broadly, though, the project is a thoughtful look at the costs associated with stardom and how they've evolved in the modern sports era, particularly in the NBA.

TV Guide

TV Guide

press

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 about Jordan's relentless pursuit of greatness at all costs.

Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun-Times

press

There’s so much rich material, so much game-changing basketball history, so many powerful dramatic moments off the court, there’s no clear purpose to so much bending of the linear timeline.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

It's here you realize that Last Dance may be a stand-alone, limited docuseries, but it's also something of a Voltron formed from bits and pieces of material already covered in previous ESPN projects...

Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune

press

At a time when ESPN and other outlets are struggling to fill the sports-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.

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