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Season 1 2019

  • 2019-03-01T08:00:00+08:00 on Netflix
  • 30 mins
  • 4 hours, 0 mins (8 episodes)
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • Documentary

In a "winning is everything" society, how do we handle failure? Using sports as its guide, this documentary series examines the psychology of losing.

8 episodes

1x01 The Miscast Champion

  • Series Premiere

    2019-03-01T08:00:00+08:00 — 30 mins

Forced into boxing by his abusive father, Michael Bentt became a world champ. But a knockout loss changes his life and helps him find his true passion.

1x02 The Jaws of Victory

  • 2019-03-01T08:00:00+08:00 — 30 mins

On the verge of relegation — and perhaps extinction — English football club Torquay United gets a final chance at survival thanks to a police dog.

1x03 Judgement

  • 2019-03-01T08:00:00+08:00 — 30 mins

Surya Bonaly dazzled figure skating fans with her skill, but being black in a mostly white sport made it tough to be fairly judged on the world stage.

1x04 Stone Cold

  • 2019-03-01T08:00:00+08:00 — 30 mins

An unbelievable loss in the 1985 Canadian championship leads curling legend Pat Ryan to perfect a dominant strategy that changes the sport forever.

1x05 Lost in the Desert

  • 2019-03-01T08:00:00+08:00 — 30 mins

After a sandstorm takes him off course, Olympian Mauro Prosperi's attempt to finish a brutal desert endurance race turns into a battle for survival.

1x06 Aliy

  • 2019-03-01T08:00:00+08:00 — 30 mins

Sled dog musher Aliy Zirkle spent years chasing a title in the famous Iditarod, but a harrowing experience on the trail in 2016 tested her fortitude.

1x07 Black Jack

  • 2019-03-01T08:00:00+08:00 — 30 mins

Playground hoops legend Jack Ryan's shot at a pro career was sunk by a bad attitude and poor discipline, but he persevered to make a life in basketball.

1x08 The 72nd Hole

  • 2019-03-01T08:00:00+08:00 — 30 mins

Golfer Jean van de Velde reflects on both the heartbreak and positives that came from his epic failure on the last hole of the 1999 Open Championship.