Last Chance U: Season 1 (2016)



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Air date: Jul 29, 2016
Air date: Jul 29, 2016
Air date: Jul 29, 2016
Air date: Jul 29, 2016
Air date: Jul 29, 2016
Air date: Jul 29, 2016

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The six-part series follows a group of young men training to become the future stars of the NFL. The football players are the latest recruits to East Mississippi Community College (EMCC), an undefeated team with 3 consecutive National Championships under their belt. The EMCC Lions have become a phenomenon in junior college sports, attracting elite athletes, some of whom have been held back by poor academic performance or behavioral issues. Under Coach Buddy Stephens, EMCC has become one of the most successful but least known athletic programs, graduating more than 20 players per year into football scholarships at four year universities, with nine of his former players currently playing in the NFL.

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Critic Reviews for Last Chance U Season 1

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (5)

The fact is this football fan was engaged by the two I've seen, and I'm ready to take the trip down to Scooba, MS again this Friday.

Aug 16, 2016 | Full Review…

Last Chance U takes a structure as compelling as it is simple.

Aug 28, 2017 | Full Review…

Inspirational,motivational, and frequently infuriating, Last Chance U is a fascinating trip beyond the field and the locker room that dives into the gritty fabric of one of the country's most unpredictably successful sports programs.

Aug 16, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Whiteley frames their struggles largely in one-size-fits-all narratives of work ethic and what educational reformers have until recently called "resilience."

Aug 16, 2016 | Full Review…

Last Chance U proves a gripping snapshot of individuals on the brink of both triumph and failure, and the many forces (emotional, psychological, familial) conspiring to push them in one direction or the other.

Aug 9, 2016 | Full Review…

I do not like American football. I do not understand American football. The college football system is the most bafflingly arcane thing of all time. And yet Last Chance U might be the best sports documentary series I have ever seen.

Sep 3, 2016 | Full Review…

Their pasts and their possible futures balanced so precariously as to make their daily struggles more than usually fraught and compelling.

Aug 16, 2016 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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Whitely succeeds in the basic goal of Last Chance U, which is to make you care about the success or failure of a JUCO football team in Mississippi that you may not have been aware of.

Aug 9, 2016 | Full Review…

Gritty, honest football docu has cursing, mature themes.

Aug 9, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

An empathetic and utterly captivating snapshot of these players' attempts to find the seam and break from the pack.

Aug 5, 2016 | Full Review…

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