Mike Tyson Series ‘Mike’ Is All Bark and Very Little Bite 

Craig Gillespie turns tawdry, tabloid-ready tales into prestige dramas 

Mike is of a glib piece with his prior I, Tonya and Pam & Tommy. 

Recounting the highs and lows of former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson with a wink and a smirk

the director and executive producer’s eight-part Hulu series

created by Steven Rogers and overseen by Karen Gist—is a flashy biopic awash in the filmmaker’s usual showmanship tics. 

It’s yet another case of style over substance, or at least it is until its fifth episode

when it focuses on the one human about whom it has a clear point of view: Desiree Washington (Li Eubanks)