The Chicago Bulls (from left): Dennis Rodman, Scottie Pippen, Michael Jordan, Ron Harper and Toni Kukoc

The Last Dance has a rating of 9.3 on IMDb (the Internet Movie Database) – a mark so high that only 8 other TV shows have surpassed it. This score suggests you are watching a piece of televisual history, something so incredibly well-told and thought-provoking that it should be revered for the rest of time as documentary gold. However, the truth behind this Netflix phenomenon is anything but. The Last Dance suffers from a serious case of “viewing through rose-tinted glasses”, as viewers cling to their belief that this is flawlessly executed television: in reality, this is bad storytelling miring a good plot, resulting in a show that is nothing more than average.

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