Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty (2022)
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The professional and personal lives of the 1980s Los Angeles Lakers, one of sports' most revered and dominant dynasties a team that defined an era, both on and off the court.
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Watchseries; The acting is incredible. The production is awesome. Movie level quality. I mean I went in with low expectations and WOW they were quickly changed to 11. I have no recommendations or "wish they had done this instead" feelings. Just perfect. The breaking of the fourth wall was a nice addition. Drags you into the story and the characters. A++
The acting is incredible. The production is awesome. Movie level quality. I mean I went in with low expectations and WOW they were quickly changed to 11. I have no recommendations or "wish they had done this instead" feelings. Just perfect. The breaking of the fourth wall was a nice addition. Drags you into the story and the characters. A++
Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty watchseries. The first episode is great. Great acting, screenplay and direction. Some series based on sports get boring but this is being told in a fun dramatic way. Hope all the other episodes live up to the pilot.
I don't follow basketball but do know magic Johnson and the Lakers etc. I watched this mostly because John c Reilly is almost always a delight. Adam McCay is also a talented writer director and is behind this. In the first episode we meet the primary characters and Reilly acquires the Lakers. We slso meet Jerry west in additionto magic and dr. J (no sight in second episode).. And there is comedy, breaking the third wall, the changing role of women in the workplace, and being black in America, as well as sex drugs and LA. It moved along engrossed me, and had me looking forward to the next episode. The second episode not a dam thing happened of any consequence. Not a dam thing happened, no players other than magic and he is still home in detroit, we get a taste of his relationship with his current wife cookie. But the whe thing could have been done in a way that took minutes not an hour. And that is now my fear,that instead of having an epic story that was too big for 2 hours, they have 2.5 hour movie that they are going to stretch and stretch until I lose interest. And guess what I did from excited to blah in two episodes. May check out third but no longer excited. Thumbs down me you dick I dare you.
...I had to check this out of course. I must say I am not disappointed for now. I like the way they shot it and breaking down the 4th wall is a nice touch too. It also makes you feel you're back in the '80's. The casting is great not only for their talent but also for their appearance. The resemblance with Magic, Kareem, Dr Buss and Jerry West is definitely there. As a life long Laker fan the story is very recognizable with some dramatization of course.
I think it's an interesting show whether you're a Laker fan or not.
I've only seen the first episode so far but it's very entertaining and fun to watch. Will update as HBO drops more episodes every Sunday night. Hope this keeps getting better but the first episode was a good start.
This thing had me rolling in the aisle but not for the reasons the production wants. The character portrayals are so far over the top and outlandish that is was comical. The Jerry West hatchet job was hilariously stupid, but Mr. Laker is far from the only victim. Kareem is a total jerk, Norm Nixon is an insecure clown, Jack Kent Cooke is the racist owner and even Magic comes off as a naive, idealistic kid who falls for anything Dr. Buss throws at him. I must admit that I'm looking forward to how Paul Westhead and Pat Riley are depicted in this series which is clearly targeted for the 15-25 year old male viewer who loves the obscenities and female nudity but anyone familiar with the 80's Lakers will see through this garbage.