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86 of 89 people found the following review helpful
on October 22, 2012
Why can't American television be this good? Seriously. This is my new favorite program. I will admit the subject matter in these episode certainly deal with very adult themes. I would not let my kids watch this show. That said, the writing is SOOOO good! And I am afraid the writing has spoiled me. Having seen the first 2 episodes, I just knew there would be a payoff at the end, and this one didn't disappoint. The screw just keeps twisting tighter and tighter. When the final twist came, I quickly paused to find out that it all happens in the last 7 minutes. The payoff is what makes the setup worth it. That is always the case, whether in a book or a TV show or a movie...the writer/director/producer/actors all ask you to make the investment, with the promise of making it all worthwhile.
I hope people reading this review take the time to watch the show. It's really really good! It was interesting to me that after this episode, I took a very deep breath, and smiled. I felt like I'd worked out, or gone for a long run, and wanted to savor the feeling. These episodes take an amazing amount of concentration...no playing Words With Friends while watching, or cooking or knitting or whatever...they require you complete and full attention, and I love it.
I am very sad there were only 2 seasons made, because I am already half way through!
Simply amazing. And although the acting is top notch, the real star here is the writer(s). Well done.