Netflix’s “Last Chance U,” which returned for its fourth season on Friday, has always prodded at questions bigger than sports: like whether or not we can fundamentally change who we are.
If you’re not familiar with the series, “Last Chance U” follows junior college football (JUCO) teams in the middle of America, documenting players trying to play their way into a big-time Division I college program where, hopefully, they can get on an NFL team’s radar.
After spending two seasons with East Mississippi Community College, “Last Chance U” moved on to the Independence Community College Pirates for season three—a long-suffering program whose new hire, the walking PC nightmare Jason Brown, led the team to their first winning season in ten years.
In season four, we finally see what happens when the last chance promised in the series’ name runs out. In its darkest and lightest moments, “Last Chance U” has the willingness to directly ask its audience: What makes better TV? Winning or losing?
“Last Chance U” season four is available now on Netflix.
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