DAVID BIANCULLI

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McMILLIONS
February 3, 2020  | By David Bianculli

HBO, 10:00 p.m. ET

 
DOCUMENTARY MINISERIES DEBUT: This new nonfiction series takes an interesting case of fraud – how the ongoing McDonald’s fast-food promotional sweepstakes based on the Monopoly game was compromised, and millions of prize money diverted to a small group of conspirators – and makes a multi-part documentary out of it. The techniques, relying on a few boisterous interviews and a lot of not-so-subtle recreations, aren’t that impressive. But the story itself, the central mystery, is a good one. For a full review, see David Hinckley's All Along the Watchtower.
 
 
 
 
 
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