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Three Shows To Watch This Week

August 14, 2018

‘Marching Orders’
When to watch: Now, on Netflix

This documentary series about the marching band at Bethune-Cookman University in Florida follows the quintessential sports-story arc: Arduous auditions where some veterans are surprised to be cut, a grueling practice schedule not everyone can endure, a few squabbles that ultimately lead to increased closeness, and finally the big competition everyone’s been waiting for. The show’s 12 episodes clock in around 10 minutes each, but it still manages to be absorbing and compelling.

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