“McCartney 3, 2, 1” is Hulu’s engaging series delving into the Beatles’ songwriting magic
Hulu's "McCartney 3, 2,1" is, quite simply, the most engaging documentary ever made about the songwriting exploits of popular music's most successful composer. Directed by Zachary Heinzerling — the filmmaker behind Beyoncé's "Self-Titled" web doc — the six-part series finds Paul McCartney and producer Rick Rubin deconstructing one great Beatles tune and McCartney solo composition after another. With Rubin acting as the former Beatle's bearded guru, "McCartney 3, 2,1" is served up in half-hour, bite-sized episodes. Often standing in front of a mixing desk, which he uses to great effect throughout, Rubin draws McCartney in conversation about the nuts and bolts of music-making, Beatles- (and post-Beatles) style. The result is an insider's look at the musical composition and recording artistry behind history's most vaunted pop-music catalogue.