Defiance: A History of Protest in Sport

5.0/5

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Score: 5

Miranda Sawyer • The Guardian Oct 16, 2021

"He does the work, too, conducting the interviews himself and examining his own reasons for making the show. Johnson’s hosting style is like his commentary, so don’t expect fireworks, but instead an honest, discursive, invested companion to some fascinating stories. Defiance dismisses the establishment idea that athletes should “shut up and play the game”. I enjoyed Johnson’s own progression through the series. It’s riveting. Defiance is skewed towards US sports, but this is an excellent series.It’s riveting. Defiance is skewed towards US sports, but this is an excellent series. …"

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