Greatness Code season 2 review – a unique look at the defining moments of our favorite athletes

By Ricky Valero
Published: May 10, 2022 (Last updated: December 31, 2023)
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Apple TV+ series Greatness Code season 2


Greatness Code is a unique, in-depth, easy-to-digest series about some of our favorite athletes.

Apple TV+ series Greatness Code season 2 will be released on the streaming service on May 13, 2022.

The first season of Greatness Code was a nice inside look at these athletes and those moments that defined them. Apple TV+ has Season 2 of the series, featuring six new stories from athletes in different sports sharing their stories.

One of the more intriguing things about this series is you can hear the stories from the mouth of the athletes. You don’t have ten other people talking about what happened. You have mini clips of real-life footage, but these athletes with a camera and their memory break down their stories and rise to stardom.

I’d never put any limit on myself.

After watching each episode, I will admit that my favorite episode from season two of Greatness Code was Marcus Rashford. (However, watching Wilson break down his interception in the Super Bowl against the Patriots was beautiful.) Rashford was thrust into the spotlight at 18 years old for one of the biggest soccer teams in the world, Manchester United. A young kid hit the field and scored not one but two goals. It was then that a star was born.

If I had to pick a second favorite episode of Greatness Code, it would have been the Sout Basset episode. Her path from childhood to competition in the World Para Athletics Championships was a real battle. Understanding the things she has overcome in her life is something that is genuinely inspiring.

You know it’s impressive what these episodes accomplish in 12 minutes per episode. You would think each episode was rushed and you don’t get enough information about their journeys and you couldn’t be more wrong. I can’t tell you how much the directing/editing is the star of each of these episodes. It is brilliant how they weave in and out of the athlete talking to the footage of the story they are breaking down. You feel the exhilarating moments as if you are in the stands getting play by play in your ear of these players. It is the little things that make each episode so unique.

Overall, although I have a bone to pick with Bubba Wallace calling Talledega Nights a terrible movie, I would highly recommend sharing this series with your kids if they are athletes (or not). It shows that you don’t just get thrust into stardom or walk into greatness. Instead, it shows the adversity that they battled to become the star they are. A very well-made series that you can consume in one sitting.

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