CULTURE
Sports doc or Michael Jordan vanity project? ‘The Last Dance’ threads a tough needle.
CULTURE

Sports doc or Michael Jordan vanity project? ‘The Last Dance’ threads a tough needle.

Published: May 17, 2020  |  6 min read, 1206 words
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“The Last Dance” isn’t just a throwback to the 1990s. It is a throwback to monoculture. With gripping the world, live sports shut down and most Americans sheltering in place, the 10-part documentary series that follows Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls through the 1997-98 season is the type of cultural touchstone of a bygone era. It is ’90s suits and ’90s music, old Jordan dunks and present-day Jordan sipping tequila and talking trash. Averaging more than 5 million viewers per week for ESPN, it is also wildly popular, often feeling like the fastest-moving two hours during a week in... READ MORE
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