Very nice list in your post and I've marked a few of them to watch. That said, I fall in the "non-fanatic" category and still loved this. Had no idea of what happened behind the scenes during the golden years and this documentary had me absolutely glued to the couch. I grew up traveling all over the globe and I saw Chicago Bulls hats, jackets, jerseys etc everywhere imaginable and even though I've never seen them play and Chicago isn't my hometown, it was so fascinating for me to learn how the team evolved and the dynamics and such. Really enjoyed the interview snippets from everyone and how the characters evolved. I finished all ten episodes just now. I do think I've had my fill of the Bulls for the rest of the year now, lol.Except it's not a "documentary." I'm not a big Ken Burns fan but he's absolutely right that the subject of a presumed doc shouldn't be given the final say. The fact of the matter is that this is a vanity project from MJ who still can't help settling old scores, no doubt in part to fend off the growing GOAT talk for LBJ.
And it's sad to see because His Airness really needs no special pleading by anyone. Every serious basketball maven knows he's the GOAT (at least among the wing players), even the latest popular polls say so, and the guy owns a friggin' NBA team for gawd's sake. What's left for him to prove?
I did enjoy the series, mind you (though I've yet to finish the last two episodes), but I say that as a bball fanatic whose first TV memory upon moving to America was being able to catch a Bulls game in real time. For non-fanatics there are plenty of better choices from the last year alone if they seek more than entertainment in a documentary.
Pippen’s and Rodman’s episodes were fantastic in their own way.
Pippen came across as that solid guy that always stick up for his mates and family. I feel for him missing out a massive chunk of money.
Rodman lived his life to the max. He managed to sleep with Carmen Electra and Madonna at their prime, that deserves a series on its own.
MJ was incredible indeed.