The issue here isn't the biopics, it's the superheroes, or at least the wierdos into capes and brightly coloured y-fronts.
Sure. I was specifically talking to the suggestion that it was "quite revealing", when I found it anything but.
My wife watched it before I did, she came away saying she couldn't believe how horrible everyone was to him. He spent the entire first episode talking about how much he loved and welcomed the limelight and being the big star, if you do that and then behave like a petulant cunt then you deserve to get called out for it. Obviously hanging effigies outside pubs in East London is pantomime levels of excess, but I don't have a lot of sympathy for him getting us knocked out of a World Cup and then whining about people being upset about it.
Of course, you go into these programs knowing at some point a millionaire is going to tell you how tough everything is from their giant crystal clean house and because we're all only rude behind a computer it's nice to be reminded that back in the good old days if you wanted to call someone a cunt you had to get off your fat arse and harass them personally.
The part about the sending off and the aftermath was not terribly revealing, other than Simeone laughing his tits off about it.
I thought the other episodes were interesting in terms of his departure from United, imposter syndrome at Madrid, and his subsequent football and business choices. You obviously didn’t. You’ve probably spent more airtime telling me I shouldn’t have watched it than I spent watching it. It killed some time on a plane and I learned something. My needs are simple.
On the heels of the BBC putting Top Gear on indefinite hiatus due to Flintoff's accident, The Grand Tour is coming to an end as well - they've filmed the last two and aren't doing any more. I know it's de rigueur for people who think Stewart Lee has anything worthwhile to say to shit on those shows, but I've always enjoyed them immensely and am very sad to see the end of them.
They’re not for me, and I am a confirmed fan of Stewart Lee. But I have very much come to the view that sneering at them the way folk do is very shitty, and that there is absolutely space in the TV schedules for unashamedly blokey stuff (which I don’t say to disparage them in any way.. it just feels like that was is the core of why they get sneered at), and these shows did that very well.