30 for 30: Broke
an attempt to see if I can write something on each one, while not committing more than 15 minutes
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What they covered, the situations and the pitfalls. The depth and breadth in a half hour was immense. It was also sort of the biggest flaw; there was so much information and nothing in between that it was just mind numbing after a half hour. There need to be breaths, there was no breaths. It made any moment where a speaker paused (usually for reflection) stick out even more stronger, because here was a rare couple of seconds where nothing was being heard (except for the repetitive background music) and you could gather your thoughts as they gathered theirs. It was constant hammering; at least you didn’t need to see every nail pushed into follow the story, but they had a lot of nails they wanted to pound.
It was good! It would’ve been better as 2 hour show with zero extra content is what I”m saying.
Andre Rison was MVP. They had to have someone with his attitude, and they needed someone besides those who had it figured out from the start and from the sad guys who didn’t figure it until too late. Rison clearly didn’t figure it out until it was too late, but he didn’t show – or he kept his glasses on to not show it and that worked too.
Herm Edwards doing the Herm Edwards bit as someone I could most do with out. Everyday, any platform.
I thought they reached for a happy ending without actually proving things were getting better. From a marketing standpoint, this was probably a good one to start with to get people talking about the series, but I prefer the documentaries which are narrower on one story, not just trying to cover a trend. Next week’s sounds a bit more what I’m looking for.