As a whole, Winning Time was a solid show. I'm sort of bummed that they didn't fully keep up with the mockumentary style, as the characters stopped relying on breaking the fourth wall as much in the second or third episode. With that, the series just wasn't as inventive as it could've been, though I could tell that they tried very hard to make this show accessible to people who knew nothing about the basketball scene in the 1980s—and they succeeded in that.
However, many of the people portrayed in Winning Time either weren't too happy with how they were coming off or claimed that there were tons of inaccuracies, including Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Jeanie Buss, and Claire Rothman. The loudest of the bunch, however, was Jerry West, who was extremely upset by how he was portrayed in the series (like a whiny, angry maniac). West even went so far as to demand retractions from executive producer, Adam McKay, and doesn't seem to be giving up on the legal side of things with regard to his portrayal.
Perhaps it's because the series was renewed for a second season, but a few storylines were brought up and felt a bit forgotten about, like Spencer Haywood's plot as well as Jeanie Buss'. We technically got a conclusion with Haywood as Abdul-Jabbar came over to his house at the end of the finale and talked a bit of sense into him, but this storyline was one that they could've definitely spent some more time mapping out.
The same goes for Jeanie Buss, as she was sprinkled in throughout the 10 episodes yet was never given as much of a spotlight as she deserved. Especially in the last few episodes, Jeanie was both trying to care for her grandmother, be there for her father, and move ahead in her career, yet when we finally got to the finale, her future wasn't really addressed.
Yes, Claire Rothman—after being given the role of treasurer and vice president—basically told her that she (Jeanie) would eventually be running things, but we still don't know how exactly Rothman is going to pull that off, or if Jerry Buss will ever take her seriously.
On top of that, part of me wished that they would've tied it all back to the beginning scene of the first episode when Magic finds out about his HIV diagnosis, but I'm assuming that the next season will touch more on that.
Anyway, go Lakers?