A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Educational content on the UEFA Champions League, including its structure and the dedication required to reach that level of play. The series explores the work life of sports journalist Guillem Balague and delves into the diverse fan bases of different teams. It also covers cultural phenomena like Milan's Fashion Week and the historical context of places like Haifa, Israel, where the club Maccabi Bnei Reineh showcases unity among Jewish and Arab teammates. Touches on personal narratives affected by geopolitical conflicts, offering valuable insights into football, sports journalism, culture, and the experience of fans.
Underlying tone of having respect for all cultures and the importance of learning about those who live differently than you do. Displays how sport can unify cities and countries all over the world and how fans universally have more similarities than differences.
Positive Role Models
Many people look past their differences to learn about each other and work together. Italy's star player is interviewed and is humble about his accomplishments.
The host is a White man. Players, coaches, and sports professionals of various ethnicities are featured.
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Violence & Scariness
Discussions of fans and players of opposing teams fighting on and off the field. Brief images of rioting as well as fights on the field and outside of stadiums. Briefly touches on topics of immigration, oppression, and war.
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Products & Purchases
One segment touches on the amount of money the English Premier League pays its players. A song about money is played, and fancy goods are flashed on-screen. "Red Bull money" is discussed, and an announcer says "football is commercial."
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Adults are shown drinking large steins of beer in Germany.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Destination: European Nights is a docuseries about the teams and fans that makes up football's UEFA Champions League. The series focuses as much on the teams' cultures as the games, and there's an underlying tone of respect for all cultures and the importance of learning about those who live differently than you do. Sports' power to unify is emphasized, as is the fact that fans all over the world have more similarities than differences. It does touch on immigration, oppression, and war, and brief images of rioting as well as fights on the field and outside of stadiums are shown. There's no aggression, animosity, or objectionable language in the show. Adults are shown drinking occasionally.
Is It Any Good?
This docuseries hosted by sports journalist Guilleme Balague explores the profound impact of supporting a team -- proving that our similarities are far greater than our differences. Destination: European Nights takes viewers on a captivating journey into the world of football, where the true stars are the passionate fans who bring the stadiums to life. Through fascinating stories like the Silicon Valley player finding his place in Maccabi Haifa, an Israeli team where Arab and Jewish players compete side-by-side, the show highlights the power of football to bridge divides and create unity. In this highly bingeable show, every episode immerses the viewer in the electrifying atmosphere of a match. Balague's reporting makes viewers feel they're right there in the stands, experiencing the thrilling moments and absorbing the multicultural fabric of each team. The limited series is a celebration not only of sport, but of its ability to inspire, heal, and unite communities.
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