The Bronx Is Burning

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The Bronx Is Burning

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A limited run series about the Yankees' 1977 World Series attempt, based on the book "Ladies and Gentlemen, The Bronx is Burning" by Jonathan Mahler. Premiering in 2007, the production is being offered on ESPN, with episodes directed by TV veteran Jeremiah Chechnik, and a cast that includes John Turturro, Oliver Platt, Max Casella, Christopher Mac Donald, and other TV vets in multiple episodes, and a host of others in cameo roles. A co-production of ESPN Original Entertainment, East Coast Films, and Tollin/Robbins Productions, this continues to broaden the type of entertainment provided by the sports channel.
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  • The Bronx is Burning...

    8.1
    The Bronx is Burning, to me, is quite interesting. I'm only 16, so this is pretty much a first learning about this. The Bronx is Burning is about the Yankees in the late 70's and the signing of Reggie Jackson. It is an 8-part mini-series taking you through the thick and thin of Reggie Jackson's relationship with the Yankee ball club. This may not be the best show ever, but it certainly is interesting, and is a great show for baseball fans. The actors also do their parts well. Dan Sunjata is a great actor no one's ever heard of, Oliver Platt makes for a great Steinbrenner, and John Turturro is a pretty good actor himself - this is an underrated show that is, like I said, both interesting and educational for a baseball watcher and/or player.moreless
  • This is a series of short episodes set in the late 1970's about the New York Yankees baseball team.

    7.5
    The words I wrote above are what I feel should be a well done docu-drama about the sporting events of the New York Yankees in the time frame of the late 1970's. But there is something amiss.



    As far as a television drama is concerned thus far this series has been rather well done. However, it stales in the same old problem of East Coast Bias.



    As a sports fan I think the history of the New York Yankees is extremely interesting and very worthy of fiction wise drama apparently loosely based on actual events.



    The problem I have is putting the events of the Yankees into retrospect with the "Son of Sam" murders. As a historian, I find it puzzling as to what the eventual outcome will be as to this murderer in regards to the fate of the team.



    Which leads me to conclude that this is just another "east coast bias" piece that no one outside of NYC can really relate to except for the baseball segments.



    ESPN is already notorious for their tunnel vision in regards to East Coast sports; more specifically NYC sports.



    I wonder if other hot spots during the 1970's such as Chicago or Detroit will ever figure into the minds of ESPN?



    I highly doubt it.moreless
  • IF YOU DON'T HAPPEN TO HAVE ENOUGH TEENAGE DRAMA IN YOUR LIFE, THE COMPLETE FOURTH SEASON OF ONE TREE HILL IS AVAILABLE THIS WEEK. FOR THOSE BASEBALL FANS OUT THERE, THE BRONX IS BURNING IS A GREAT WAY TO REVISIT THE 1977 WORLD SERIES. AND IF YOU EVER WONDERED JUST HOW INDIANA JONES GOT TO BE THE WORLD-CLASS ACT THAT HE IS, CHECK OUT VOLUME TWO OF THE YOUNG INDIANA JONES CHRONICLES.

    December 18, 2007 DVD Releases

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    September 25, 2007 DVD Releases

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    • good or bad?
      Who all thinks this show is good and who all thinks this show is bad? I think its pretty good.
      07/17/08
      6
    • If ESPN wanted to they could....
      make this a summer series with a different year. The Yankees (Steinbrenner and Martin) have given us sooo much material to work wi...
      08/19/07
      5
    • Kudos ESPN
      Is anyone else impressed with ESPN and what they've done with The Bronx is Burning? Considering the crap they've attached their na...
      08/01/07
      1
    • Seems Reggie is Upset That ESPN Didn't Interview Him
      http://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/08/sports/baseball/08pins.html?ex=1184904000&en=8125c129dcbbc853&ei=5070Great reading.Reggie slams ...
      07/18/07
      1
    • First to Post!
      Hey! I'm the first to post here! Yea! Hey, I kinda liked the first episode. I wasn't watching it completely 'cause I've been on th...
      07/16/07
      3
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