The highly anticipated George & Tammy docuseries premiered on Showtime last night… and it was GREAT.
For those who aren’t familiar, Michael Shannon is starring as George Jones, with Academy Award winner Jessica Chastain as Tammy Wynette, and the docuseries is set to chronicle their careers in country music, as well as their tumultuous relationship.
Needless to say, from the wild stories I’ve heard over the years, this is gonna be a good one if even only half the stories are told.
With that being said, episode one got off to a helluva start.
The episode kicks off with George throwing money down the toilet and flushing it away, as his band and team are trying to pull him out of the stall so he can play his show at the Grand Ole Opry.
Sure enough, Tammy shows up with her then-husband, Don Chapel, and so begins the incredible story of one of country music’s most iconic couples.
Of course, the crazy story of George flipping over a table andfinally confessing his love for Tammy (in front of her husband) was also depicted in the premiere episode, and according to George’s biography… that’s pretty much how it all went down.
The show airs on Showtime and Paramount+, however, if you want a little preview before you commit to another streaming service, you can watch the entire first episode right HERE.