Netflix has released Untold: Malice at the Palace, a sports series that is quite different from others. Unlike many other films and shows on sports, this series investigates a different form of injustice in the industry. What makes Untold: Malice at the Palace even more interesting is that it covers issues that are lost in the raunchy headlines. The series is divided into five parts, with each part releasing on Netflix individually.
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Part one of the series has come out today, and it uncovers many unspoken truths and facts about the sports industry. The series is directed by Floyd Russ, who takes a sort of crime investigation formula to highlight the mental health of sportspeople. What makes the releasing time of Untold: Malice at the Palace well planned is that currently, many real-life issues are similar to what the series covers.
Sports and Mental Health
When the Olympics started, the headlines of injustice against people of colour came forward. Simple control over what kind of caps swimmers can wear during competitions can portray the big dark part of the community. Many athletes such as Naomi Osaka and Simone Biles expressed and talked about their mental health publicly. Even they got negative comments which shows us clearly that we have a long way to go.
Untold: Malice at the Palace offers a narrative on how even in sports industries, stars are made. The finest example of it can be football. There are several football players like Ronaldo and Messi who have a massive fan following. The series uncovers the truth behind the fame and the psychology of excellence. As sports, in general, is a competitive field, the aim to be the best of everything is quite common. The series shows this through many examples of different games.
When we see the match between Indiana Pacers and Detroit Pistons, the anger and frustration of the players are evident on their faces. At the end of the game, Pacer Ron Artest aggressively pushed Detroit’s, Ben Wallace. This aggressiveness caused a feud between the two. Even though there have been several news coverages on this, Untold: Malice at the Palace digs deeper into it, which is exactly what the series is trying to tell. The five such tales told through five parts are as dramatic as the rest.
Worth the Watch?
Even though that incident happened 20 years ago, it is still shocking for some people. The series then proceeds with showing how the spectators were let inside the court five hours before the game. The game was already tensed and the crowd was charged up when the visitors decided to get drunk. Now, the already frenzy audience is more riled up. The first part of the series follows the tale.
It investigates what went wrong during that game. Untold: Malice at the Palace also shows the effects the game had on mental health. Players and athletes already have immense stress riding on their shoulders. The series is also able to control the chaos created. Most of the people involved in what happened during the game share their stories. From anxiety to depression to losing one’s emotional balance, the series covers it all.
If you are a sports lover then definitely watch Untold: Malice at the Palace. The series not only shows different sports dramas but also shows mental health plays an important role too. Many more compelling stories will be released as the rest of the parts of the show.
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