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Better NFL documentary series: 'Hard Knocks' vs. 'All or Nothing'?

HBO's "Hard Knocks" announced a first, following two teams through training camp in 2020 if training camp takes place. The long-running docuseries highlights a range of colorful characters mixed with the anxiety of not knowing who will survive the week with their jobs. However, Amazon Prime's "All or Nothing" shows a team's journey from training camp to exit interviews from the previous season, giving an in-depth look at what made the team tick. Which one's better? 🏈

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"All or Nothing" may be the new kid on the block, but HBO's "Hard Knocks" was the original. Unlike its competitor, "Hard Knocks" follows a team (or in the case of this year, two teams) heading into the current season, not the season before. Reliving the victories and defeats of the previous year is fine, but there's nothing like showing the optimism of a fresh start and new characters to root for when the regular season arrives.

Limiting the show to just training camp allows a deeper look at not only the stars, but the smaller characters of the team. WIthout "Hard Knocks" we wouldn't have been exposed to the greatness that is Bob Wylie and his boisterous belly or Will Hayes legitimately believing mermaids are real. Couple that with the suspense of not knowing what player will be with the team at the end of the show and you have one of the most entertaining products in all of television.

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Following training camp is all well and good, but why stop with just the appetizer? The best shows have a beginning, middle and end—a narrative "All or Nothing" provides.

The show follows one team from training camp until the end of the season, showing the highs and lows teams experience during the duration of a pressure-packed season. Only following a team through training camp leaves a lot to be desired in terms of content and resolution. With "All or Nothing," storylines develop and resolve because there is enough time for that to happen.

It is a superior show!

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Better NFL documentary series: 'Hard Knocks' vs. 'All or Nothing'?
#TeamHardKnocks
A festive crown for the winner
#TeamAllOrNothing