I have finished the first episode of season 2.
The following 2 thoughts raced though my mind.
“Razor – Fucking – Sharp.”
Slick. Rock and roll. Gasoline. It moves like a runaway train.
Better do your homework on season 1 before you start.
No spoon feeding here.
Waiting the entire episode for Kevin Spaceys Frank Underhill to turn around and look at us.
He doesn’t. Not till he’s done with his agenda for episode 1.
A few times during the episode I was reminded of the harshness of the characters that we had become familiar with from season 1. But this season already, in the first 60 min episode, packed more of a punch than any episode from last season did.
The sign of a great show. One that improves. Refines itself. Becomes more confident in the storytelling and world in which the story takes place.
And the actors are now much more familiar and comfortable with their characters.
This is long format storytellings greatest asset over film. We’ve already spent 13 hours with these people.
A 2 hour film may have taken more time to film, and we would only see a fraction of the work.
Here we can relish in the writing and production of this show that had become meaner, leaner and much more delicious.
There is a ruthlessness to the core characters, but what I have noticed as you will most likely , is that this is no longer a one man show.
It’s, as the ads suggest, now a family affair.
They have patched up their differences, and are preparing for war.
Turning in bad ass performances, delivering…once again…razor sharp dialogue which I would gladly quote but I don’t want to spoil the shock value…
I’ll update more as I go…but I’m not only glad to see it come back,
I’m impressed at how something so damn tight…
Just got tighter.