ESPN and Grantland announced today the 2nd installment of the fantastic 30-for-30 series.
I thought the network made a huge mistake by not keeping the 30-for-30 brand name when it released a slew of follow-on productions after the initial run of 30 ended. Instead they branded them as “ESPN Films presents…” stories and made it nearly impossible for the DVR-age of TV viewers to find them. Most of us depend on setting a “Record Series” job keyed on the name … but then they presented the follow-on films just using their titles. To make matters worse ESPN kept changing the air times and the order, didn’t keep a regular weekly schedule of releases, and as a result the viewer numbers were down for the follow on shows. I still havn’t seen half of the 2nd set, which is unfortunate because there’s some great stories presented.
I did a review of the first batch of 30-for-30s and tried to post thoughts on some of the follow-on shows when I happened to catch them (reviews for the Bartman episode, Dotted-Line, and The Real Rocky) but ran out of gas on the reviews when it became too difficult to get them recorded.
Either way, can’t wait to see the next installments.