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This TV series revolves Around the Construction and upbringing of the Playboy Empire as it is quite clear by the title itself. This series is available for watching exclusively on amazon prime. It is a 10 episode series with each episode of about 40 minutes.
Now like me, many of you might be thinking that series is all about the Parties, sex, success But as it turns out it is more than that, the story depicts the struggles of creating an empire from just a magazine and proving the world that Playboy is more than just a magazine with Pin-Up girls. This series also sheds lights on how Playboy Played an important part in the life of young public in America in various fields from wars to welfare.
The story is depicted with a mix of Documented Interviews and Acted out scenes. Though I Feel this series lacked some acting rigor but the recreation of Events and magazine photos were spot on, which I think is the biggest plus point of this series. You can certainly see the amount of effort they put in recreating the exact scenarios to depict what exactly happened at that time which is a feat in itself.
The story also shows how Hugh Hefner has grown From Being denied a 5$ raise by Esquire to creating his own magazine beating Esquire and any other competition From the very first Issue Because of the Quality of Photos to the Quality content they printed along with it, which is hugely neglected in front of the Pin-ups. Hefner is a visionary who wants the people to see through that playboy has always been tackling serious issues by publishing “Less Talked about” Articles and also breaking the shackles of racism and Sex taboo.
The soundtrack on this series is quite good with a mix of 80s R&B to 90s Rock. It seems to do Good to the series Respective of the scenes.
The story tells us about the constructive hard work and effort of the team put in making Playboy a Brand with its own casinos to its Production Line producing and hosting its own TV Series and Movies. It also tells us a little about Love Life of Hefner and how he adapted into the playboy Lifestyle.
This TV series is a successful Effort of director Stephen David in Depicting the Playboy Empire.
Based on the above data I think it is Certainly a Onetime Watch, not something I would be willing see again and again.
The series has 7.5 Rating on IMDb and 63% on rotten tomatoes If that helps.
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