Disney will be releasing “McCartney 3,2,1” onto Disney+ in the UK on Wednesday 25th August and it is a documentary series that sees the legendary Paul McCartney sitting down for a rare, in-depth, one on one discussion with the producer Rick Rubin.
Over the course of six episodes, we get to hear some interesting stories from Paul’s time with the Beatles, his other band “Wings” and his time as a solo artist. They go into great detail about how some of his famous songs come together, exploring the revelatory nature of his work and hear about his songwriting process plus much more.
The whole series is pretty laid back, with them just hanging out together, bonding over music and the incredible things Paul has done in his life.
There are lots of topics covered over the 6 episodes and I really enjoyed his discussions about “The Beatles”. How they came up with some of the ideas of their songs and many other fun factions about the band. Such as how they would often keep things simple because they needed to remember them for performing them.
For some reason, the entire series is shot in black and white, which doesn’t distract too much while you’re watching it, but seems a little unnecessary as being in colour wouldn’t have made much difference, other than for a stylistic choice.
I personally enjoyed the bits about “The Beatles”, because I’ve grown up listening to them and their songs are just ingrained into our pop culture. Obviously, Paul McCartney has had a long history of making songs outside “The Beatles” (I had the Frog Corus on vinyl as a kid), but most people are probably like me and only really interested in “The Beatles” stories.
You can hear the passion in their voices when they are talking about music and it’s hard not being pulled into their universe.
Overall, this is a solid documentary series that fans of Paul McCartney, but it’s very much just for die-hard music fans. There are some interesting stories about his past, but often they get very deep into discussions about putting together music, which I’m not really interested in, so there were many occasions where I did drift off, but it wouldn’t be long until they got back to a story which I found more interesting. It’s a simple concept and works well, but it was I personally wouldn’t recommend trying to binge the entire series at once, but if you’re a music lover or just love anything to do with “The Beatles”, give this one a go. It’s a warm and intimate discussion between two friends,
Rating – 3.5 out of 5.
McCartney 3,2,1 is coming to Disney+ in the UK on Wednesday 25th August.
Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom.