Struggles a bit trying to balance the absurdity of bureaucracy with the unflinching brutality of war. When it does successfully, however, it's very effective. Clooney, Michod and co. do manage to capture the terrifying "no way out" feeling, which creepily permeates throughout. Episode 3 is the highlight of this miniseries. They found a great lead in Chris Abbot.
I liked this more than I would have thought. Clooney/Heslov have tried so hard to be the Coens forever, and failed miserably each time by not being funny at all. But this time around they check a lot of the right boxes that gets me going.