Shangri-La: Season 1 (2019)

Season 1

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Air date: Jul 12, 2019

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Critic Reviews for Shangri-La Season 1

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[Morgan] Neville imbues "Shangri-La" with the laid-back, loose energy of the music maestro.

Jul 12, 2019 | Full Review…

So if anyone out there is in need of a guiding light, "Shangri-La" just might flip the switch.

Jul 12, 2019 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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"Shangri-La" offers a look into the private world Rubin has created. It may be limited, but that doesn't mean it isn't fascinating.

Jul 12, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
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STREAM IT, especially if you're a fan of Rubin and his work. Shangri-La will take some work to get through some of the more mystical stuff, but it'll give you a lot of insight into how your favorite music comes into being.

Jul 12, 2019 | Full Review…

The anti-thesis of HBO's docu-series, the self-congratulatory The Defiant Ones, Shangri-La leaves you feeling at peace and ready to open yourself up to create.

Jul 12, 2019 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

Alternately fascinating and frustrating.

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By the final fade-out, Shangri-La leaves you both enlightened and a little woozy.

Jul 12, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Shangri-La is far better when it grapples less with facts and more with the transcendent power of music.

Jul 12, 2019 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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It's a fascinating four-part, four-hour documentation of music producer Rick Rubin's genius, his oddness, his ego, his belief systems and, most wonderfully, his effect on musicians who come to him to find inspiration.

Jul 12, 2019 | Full Review…

What resonates most in Shangri-La-a gentle, summery viewing experience as relaxing as its subject is relaxed-is [Rick] Rubin's authenticity, his ability to connect with whoever happens to be in his studio regardless of their age, race or gender.

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