The final episode in the 6-part series arrives July 21st.
It airs on PeacockTV.com. Free for those who appear to be in the USA and who have a U.S. zip code.
The best recent documentary I can recall.
A real time look at changing Elite culture. For the better, I’d say.
Simply having Camp open to the video crew is a credit to Tom Forster and USAG. This is the kind of transparency we’ve always wanted.
I LOVE seeing regular training rather than only Instagram highlights. It’s mostly a grind. Golden shows that accurately.
I love seeing family life. Konnor’s problems, for example, and her family’s support.
I love seeing OTHER issues in their lives. Morgan’s social activism, for example.
Golden is not perfect.
Episode 3 should have explained to viewers the logic of selecting Gabby Douglas for Rio. It’s what I would have recommended. Instead, editors made it look like McKayla was personally unselected.
I was pleased they showed how misses are COMMON in training. But did we need to see DOZENS of Bar release misses? Also, I felt too many REALLY bad falls were included. Some of those could have been edited better or left out entirely.
“Golden: The Journey of USA’s Elite Gymnasts” follows Rio gold medalist Laurie Hernandez, 2017 World all-around champion Morgan Hurd, 2019 World Championships team members Sunisa Lee and MyKayla Skinner and first-year senior gymnast Konnor McClain.
The series, with hour-long episodes, follows the gymnasts over a five-month period as they train to vie for four Olympic spots …NBC
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