OT- 30 for 30 "The Two Escobars"

Submitted by 03 Blue 07 on June 22nd, 2010 at 11:54 PM

I just finished watching the ESPN 30 for 30 documentary "The Two Escobars," and I thought it was the best so far. I know a lot of people liked the edition "June 17, 1994," which was the last in this series, and "The U," which was my favorite before tonight's edition (for its pure comedy),  but for me, this one was incredible.

It brought about emotions of happiness (in the beginning, for the team), anger, and sadness (if you saw it, these are easy to figure out). I think it's pretty rare for a sports documentary about a team I don't follow in a country I've never visited to elicit such emotions in this viewer. Although the stuff at the end about "this would've never happened if Pablo was alive" wasn't necessarily my cup of tea (not that there isn't some truth to that idea), I still thought the piece was well-crafted, detailed,  thorough, and very heart-wrenching. I especially liked the fact that we got to hear from the players on the team, the coach, and other involved parties in-depth, with hardly any other narrative added or needed. They had excellent source material.

Anyone else see it and have any thoughts?

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