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10-07-2019, 18:32   #31
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20-07-2019, 23:37   #32
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Blitzed through this over the past 2 days. Not great to be honest. We all know the coach is a dick so there was nothing new there and unfortunately for me I had read how the season went so there was no real suspense. The players weren't as interesting as the ones in East Mississippi
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I wonder if they'll do another season.
EMCC has been done, Indy is not worth any more coverage....
The other teams of note, Garden state etc dont seem like they'd have enough controversy around them to warrant a season.
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24-07-2019, 09:53   #34
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I wonder if they'll do another season.
EMCC has been done, Indy is not worth any more coverage....
The other teams of note, Garden state etc dont seem like they'd have enough controversy around them to warrant a season.
Well the coach there ticks the ‘being a dick’ box which seems to be a requirement. He was calm and respectful during the interview at the end of the series but was a complete arsehole after the game between the two.
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I've only watched the two Indy seasons so far but found them very entertaining. The Indy v Garden City games both years were great stuff.
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The most recent season was the best yet imo, the storylines are so much better when Spoiler: the team is struggling. Jason Brown is a dick but exactly the sort of character a show like this needs.
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I agree, I thought this past season was the strongest one in some ways. The drama of it was palpable, it was beautifully shot, and I especially liked how it draws the focus increasingly beyond the football field, and even the football players, focusing on local opposition to the team as a resource sponge, and the really vexed questions of the morality of junior college football. And while that stuff has always been a feature of the show I think given the circumstances of the season it takes on a much greater sense of urgency.

Brown is a dick of course, but while his total hypocrisy and self-serving approach is there for all to see, the show does a great job also of revealing what a sad existence his is, the lies he needs to tell himself to keep himself going in the face of relentless criticism and loneliness. I think that's what I like about it best as a show, that it does such a stellar job of exploring the human frailty of all these people, without ever making us feel less invested in what happens on the field either.

If you haven't seen it yet, the bonus episode where they follow up on various people from across the seasons to see where they are now is really great. And more thoroughly condemns the college football system than any of the seasons themselves (even though one player is now with the Rams, which I didn't know).
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