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Special Investigations Agent Patricia Horns
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Miami Dade Police Officer
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Unpacks the incredible story of the McDonald's Monopoly scam with flair, even if the shape and contours of the series are familiar.
Compassion, not chaos, is the key to "McMillions" success. The mindful storytellers carefully shift tones, sucking viewers into an outlandish story before driving home its substantive impact.
As the series goes on, it changes shape, which is one of the reasons I wish the whole thing had been available to preview. I'm curious about the ultimate structure of these six episodes, but the first three had my full attention.
This docu-series is fantastically gripping, enjoys incredible access and has everything: FBI agents, undercover stings, mob connections, wire taps, winners who turn out to be victims themselves.
It is the characters who carry the series, which is remarkably unstylish in execution and rushes through parts of the investigation where you might have preferred it to linger.
While McMillions is a surprisingly fun examination of the con and the con men, it's also a worthy portrayal of the toll that predatory offers take on those most vulnerable to their poisoned charms.
Arguably about one episode too long, it nonetheless drilled down with panache into the semi-fascinating lives of a staple of American fiction.
"McMillions" is a true-crime story that feels like a scintillating work of fiction.
McMillion$ is absolutely true, and as this six-part docuseries vividly unravels a multi-million-dollar fraud targeting the popular McDonald's Monopoly promotional game from 1989 to 2001, you soon realize there's no improving on these real-life characters.
The series has left me feeling excited, sad, amazed, incredulous, and heartbroken.
While it's not entirely successful, the directing team's approach is certainly skillful, and McMillions is definitely a fun watch.
Audience Reviews for McMillions: Season 1
Jan 10, 2021Entertaining show, but could have made the same impact with half the episodes
Aug 08, 2020Could have been one or two episodes. 6 seemed like wayyyyy too long.
Aug 02, 2020Interesting combo meal of a story that includes McDonalds, Monopoly, the Mafia, fraud and the FBI. Super-sized into 6 slow episodes, when same story could've more tightly been told in 3 or 4.
Jul 19, 2020An interesting look a major criminal operation that had McDonalds and North America fooled
Jul 13, 2020Felt it was dragged out too far, but still enjoyable. Absolutely loved that last scene 😂
Jun 10, 2020Should have been half the length.
Jun 07, 2020Mc3hourstoolong Peely peely! For me, McDonalds Monopoly is the last bastion of the true heart of marketing. Philanthropy. For me, the real joy of Christmas morning is that it marks exactly three months until my trips through the Golden Arches increase threefold. I think the tragedy here is that the twenty nugget Sharebox has historically been neglected by the big cats at burger town. In lieu of this years event, HBOs McMillions has appeared. Doug Matthews, is a triumphant maverick. His endeavours to bring to justice the wicked rabble duping a benevolent Ronald McDonald are inspiring, particularly the moment he tackles a beach bum who fled with a five foot tall winners cheque. But six hours is a very long time. Long enough to ponder the value of several dozen FBI agents spending months investigating a white-collar fraud against the architects of childhood obesity, only for Chief Peeler Jerry to receive 36 months and a $370 dollar a month repayment plan. Ex con AJ Glomb is notorious peeler dealer. He says he would do it again. Glombie, count me in. The most I've peeled is a free apple strudel, and im about ready to pass go. Last night I had my first post-cOvid box of nuggets. March 2021 can't come soon enough.
May 30, 2020This series could've been told in 4 episodes. 6 episodes was a slow burn that got painful after episode 4. It was interesting, but the FBI is a disgrace to allow the case to carry on for a dozen years. This could have been solved in 3 years and it wouldn't have branched out like it did. But no, the FBI wants to sit back to see how far it will go, then finally make a big bust for all their glory. Many lives were ruined and thousands of unsuspecting victims who took part in the Monopoly game thinking it was legit. I just can't believe McDonald's and the FBI let it carry on for so long letting people get screwed.
May 27, 2020Was good for the first couple episodes. Fell asleep after that.
May 13, 2020The staged retelling scenes really took me out of the movie. It was cheesy.