Average User Score: 8.2Oct 24, 201125 minutes in I thought I'd just stumbled across the best new show of the year. Unfortunately those thoughts had vanished utterly by the end of the hour.
Grammer is superb, the direction is incredible, and the general tone and setting is pitch perfect.
Unfortunately the Writer (or perhaps Producer?) didn't seem to trust that a "straight" drama would be compelling enough and dips into the realms of the absurd resulting in a loss of all believability. Some of the things done would have been more at home in a comic book or superhero film portrayal of villainy / anti-hero. Adding insult to injury is a smoldering but incongruous sex scene utterly lacking in context. (and I have absolutely NO problem with gratuitous and graphic sexuality as long as it has even the merest justification)
Grammar may get a well justified Emmy nomination for his performance, I just wish that the writing was equally as worthy of acclaim.… Expand