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      Season 1 – Thank You, Goodnight: The Bon Jovi Story

      2024 Documentary Biography Music List
      64% Tomatometer 14 Reviews 67% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings "Thank you, Goodnight: The Bon Jovi Story" joins the band in February 2022 and follows their real time journey with its fits and starts as they attempt to chart out their future. 40 years of personal videos, unreleased early demos, original lyrics, and never before seen photos that chronicle the journey from Jersey Shore Clubs to the biggest stages on the planet. The series relives the triumphs and setbacks, greatest hits, biggest disappointments, and most public moments of friction. Read More Read Less Watch on Hulu Stream Now

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      Thank You, Goodnight is stretched too thin to hit as hard as a Bon Jovi track, but the subject's vulnerability provides this docuseries with more to live on than just a prayer.

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      James Hall Daily Telegraph (UK) Thank You, Goodnight is undeniably brave. Jon didn’t need to open himself up this much. But rather like a protracted heavy metal guitar solo, the documentary just goes on for a bit too long. Rated: 3/5 Apr 29, 2024 Full Review Neal Justin Minneapolis Star Tribune Director Gotham Chopra struggles to pull any real emotion form his main subject. Apr 29, 2024 Full Review Dan Einav Financial Times A four-part, five-hour documentary devoted to one of the more anodyne groups of classic rock, Hulu’s Thank You, Goodnight: The Bon Jovi Story is a competently made yet protracted survey of 40 years of big ballads and bigger hair. Rated: 3/5 Apr 29, 2024 Full Review Adam Sweeting The Arts Desk Once you get past those pivotal milestones, the going gets repetitive, and if they’d chopped an hour out of this I doubt anyone would have noticed. Rated: 2/5 May 6, 2024 Full Review Karen Gordon Original Cin In this arguably over-long but fascinating documentary, superstar Jon Bon Jovi at 60, contemplates a medical issue that could spell the end of his career. Rated: B Apr 30, 2024 Full Review Johnny Loftus Decider But as Thank You, Goodnight: The Bon Jovi Story makes abundantly clear, they’re still a band happily living on a prayer. These days there’s just a little more drama, and it takes more time to prep. Apr 29, 2024 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member I grew up listening to Bon Jovi, buying their albums, putting posters of the band and of Jon on my walls, buying the VHS tapes with the videos on them. I enjoy their earlier stuff and in all honestly have no interest in listening to the types of songs they put on now. Watching Thank You, Goodnight really didn't delve into anything outside of what fans already know about the band from years past. I was a bit surprised to see Jon come across in several of the interviews having such an inflated ego and as Doc McGhee described him at one point as "pompous." Richie did apologize for the way he handled his exit from the band and he had his own valid reasons for wanting out. Some of those later songs clearly come across as digs. Watching this has really changed my view of Jon, not as an artist but how he conducts himself as an individual. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 05/26/24 Full Review Melissa S As someone who grew up watching this band in early days, owned multiple VHS' tapes with backstage videos, and paid to watch them live on Pay-per-view? Meh. I didn't feel I was getting much more than I already knew about the past. Most of the "archived" behind the scenes videos are straight from their Slippery When Wet VHS released in the late 80's. Jon likes to make the point that their new music was appealing to younger fans and I feel this show was also created for those who are newer fans. As with others, I only watched to see what Sambora had to say in regards to leaving. There was a bit more exposed about his mental place, his feelings on touring, and things that happened in the studio in addition his own personal and family issues. And last a very big deal is made about Jon's voice. His voice hasn't been that great for over 10 years now, but I guess it got to the point where he had to address it. This is what this show is really about - addressing his voice. There is a new album coming out in May of 2024 - so right after this show is put out all about the band, and more importantly, what Jon is doing to save his voice and the fact that he does sing on their new album. For me this felt more like Jon trying to convince people to buy his latest work than a true documentary. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 05/06/24 Full Review Kroshe S Thank You, Goodnight: The Bon Jovi Story is a four-part documentary series that takes a deep dive into the legendary rock band Bon Jovi's journey, from their early days in New Jersey to their rise to fame and the challenges they faced along the way. It offers an intimate look at the band's history, their personal lives, and the impact they've had on the music industry. The documentary includes interviews with band members Jon Bon Jovi, David Bryan, Tico Torres, and Phil X, as well as archival footage and live performances. It covers various aspects of the band's career, including their creative process, their philanthropic work, and their reflections on the highs and lows of their journey. I am a fan of Bon Jovi and l appreciate the in-depth look at their favorite band, although all episodes tend to be quite lengthy and, at times, a bit unfocused. However, the heartfelt interviews, engaging storytelling, and never-before-seen footage make it an entertaining watch for both long-time fans and those interested in the history of rock music. Recommended. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 05/03/24 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Episode 1 Aired Apr 26, 2024 New Jersey vs Everybody Teenage Jon cuts his teeth performing in bars and rushing back for school; on the cusp of his 60th birthday, he reflects on the past 40 years and whether he can put on a show that cements his legacy. Details Episode 2 Aired Apr 26, 2024 Nowhere to Everywhere The band becomes an overnight hit, but tensions escalate even as success burgeons for Bon Jovi; the cocktail of fatigue vs. ambition highlighted by a performance in Guadalajara, Mexico, could be Bon Jovi's demise. Details Episode 3 Aired Apr 26, 2024 Brothers in Arms With renewed perspective, Bon Jovi introduces themselves to a new generation of fans at the turn of the millennium with a fresh sound and the same iconic reputation, until the band is ripped apart by Richie's sudden and painful departure. Details Episode 4 Aired Apr 26, 2024 Legendary Following Richie's sudden departure, Jon slips into darkness; with the downtime during the pandemic, the healing time from surgery and a milestone 60th birthday, Jon is left to reflect. Details
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      Season Info

      Executive Producer
      Gotham Chopra, Giselle Parets, Ameeth Sankaran
      Network
      Hulu
      Rating
      TV-MA
      Genre
      Documentary, Biography, Music
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date
      Apr 26, 2024