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Wild Wild Country is a Netflix documentary series about the controversial Indian guru Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh (Osho), his one-time personal assistant Ma Anand Sheela, and their community of followers in the Rajneeshpuram community located in Wasco County, Oregon.[1][2][3] It was released on Netflix on March 16, 2018, after premiering at the Sundance Film Festival.[3][4][5][6]

Wild Wild Country
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Genre
Directed by
  • Maclain Way
  • Chapman Way
Starring
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes6 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s)Juliana Lembi
Running time64–71 minutes
Production company(s)
DistributorNetflix
Release
Picture format1080i
Original releaseMarch 16, 2018
External links
Website

Contents

EpisodesEdit

No.TitleOriginal release date
1"Part 1"March 16, 2018 (2018-03-16)
2"Part 2"March 16, 2018 (2018-03-16)
3"Part 3"March 16, 2018 (2018-03-16)
4"Part 4"March 16, 2018 (2018-03-16)
5"Part 5"March 16, 2018 (2018-03-16)
6"Part 6"March 16, 2018 (2018-03-16)

ReceptionEdit

Critical receptionEdit

Review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes surveyed 40 critical responses and judged 98% of them to be positive, with an average rating of 7.8 out of 10. The website's critical consensus reads, "Wild Wild Country succeeds as an intriguing examination of a forgotten piece of American history that must be seen to be believed."[7]

Nick Allen of RogerEbert.com wrote "by handling this story so intelligently and by opening its heart to a very complicated idea of good and evil, Wild Wild Country has a profound, mesmerizing power itself".[8]

In 2018, Wild Wild Country won the Creative Arts Emmy Award for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series.[9]

Osho International FoundationEdit

The Osho International Foundation, which co-administers Rajneesh's estate and operates the Osho International Meditation Resort in Pune, India, responded to the docuseries on their website Osho Times, saying that "Unfortunately, the docuseries fails to explore key aspects and so does not give a clear account of the real story behind the story", and arguing that the events in Oregon were part of "a U.S. government conspiracy, from the White House on down, aimed at thwarting Osho’s vision of a community based on conscious living."[10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Debnath, Neela (March 8, 2018). "Wild Wild Country on Netflix: When is Wild Wild Country released on Netflix?". Daily Express. Express Newspapers. Retrieved March 13, 2018.
  2. ^ HT Correspondent (March 1, 2018). "Wild Wild Country trailer: New Netflix series will take you behind the controversial history of Osho". The Hindustan Times. Retrieved March 13, 2018.
  3. ^ a b Turnquist, Kristi (March 14, 2018). "Netflix documentary on Rajneeshees in Oregon revisits an amazing, enraging true story". The Oregonian. Retrieved March 23, 2018.
  4. ^ "Wild Wild Country". Sundance Film Festival. The Sundance Institute. Retrieved March 13, 2018.
  5. ^ Finberg, Daniel. "'Wild Wild Country': TV Review | Sundance 2018". The Hollywood Reporter. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved March 13, 2018.
  6. ^ Schager, Nick (March 12, 2018). "Inside the Crazy Sex Cult That Invaded Oregon". The Daily Beast. Retrieved March 13, 2018.
  7. ^ "Wild Wild Country (Season 1)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved April 13, 2018.
  8. ^ Allen, Nick (16 March 2018). "Netflix Docuseries Wild Wild Country is Fascinating Entertainment". RogerEbert.com. Ebert Digital LLC. Retrieved April 13, 2018.
  9. ^ Littleton, Cynthia (2018-09-09). "Anthony Bourdain, 'Jesus Christ Superstar' and 'Saturday Night Live' Win Big on Night 2 of Creative Arts Emmy Awards". Variety. Retrieved 2018-09-10.
  10. ^ "Wild Wild Country – The story behind the Story of Rajneeshpuram". oshotimes.com. Osho International Foundation. March 31, 2018. Retrieved March 31, 2018.

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