Fans were hyped for Netflix’s Florida Gators documentary “Swamp Kings” before it came out, but things have quickly soured now that it’s been released.
Currently, three out of four episodes have been released, and fans are extremely disappointed in what they’ve seen.
Jason Jones of The Athletic reviewed the documentary and said he was expecting a “tabloid-worthy” recap of the scandalous Gators squad but was dead wrong.
Via The Athletic
I tuned into Netflix’s “UNTOLD: Swamp Kings,” which premieres Tuesday, ready for a four-part series that would be tabloid-worthy in recapping the Gators from 2005-10.
I was wrong.
Director Katharine English said it’s very much on purpose that two of the biggest names from those teams — Hernandez and Tebow — aren’t the primary focuses.
“There had been a lot of negative press about the team, and obviously not all of it would ring true with the players themselves,” English said. “And they didn’t really want, and nor did we, a rehashing of previous stories.”
Fans are particularly angry about the fact that Urban Meyer is being depicted as an upstanding citizen.
There’s a lot of truth to this. Watching Untold: Swamp Kings and it feels like a Tim Tebow and Urban Meyer fluff piece
How is there little to no talk of Aaron Hernandez, the Pouncey Brothers, Cam Newton’s time at UF, Percy Harvin choking out his WR Coach, etc…
Was just weird https://t.co/kHZhR536lA
— RC Maxfield (@RCMB323) August 23, 2023
Enjoying Swamp Kings from a nostalgia aspect, but it's far from investigative deep dive we thought that it might be.
It's more of an Urban Meyer propaganda piece with some cool behind the scenes video, but no real new info.
That being said, it's fun to relive glory days #Gators
— Jake Winderman (@jakewinderman) August 23, 2023
Florida doc is a flop. I turned it off after 2 episodes.
Made Urban Meyer seem like this upstanding human being.
We shouldn’t have hyped it up like we did. My TikTok from 2019 about them was better. And it was 1 minute long.
— Jack McGuire (@JackMacCFB) August 23, 2023
Take away from Swamp kings
-They tried to make Urban look like a good guy
-they avoided Aaron Hernandez
-them boys was wayyy more wild than that
-Urban Meyer is a terrible leader lol
— 5 Dawg (@soutel_savage) August 23, 2023
Netflix should be embarrassed to even put out that "documentary" on the Florida football team under Urban Meyer.
How can you omit all of the stuff that actually happened?!?!? #SwampKings
— Ryan (@Isley23) August 23, 2023