As if the Coen brothers and Thomas Pynchon united forces to write a TV show. Incredible by any standards. It's unique at every turn, consistently entertaining, and surprisingly heartfelt. There's not one single episode that doesn't have at one truly unexpected moment. My favorite show of 2018.
S1-S2ep8 4 stars. Season two episode 9 & 10 5 stars. I will accept with grace this show's current demise but would welcome with warmth its continuation on a streaming service, because it is a beautiful and fuzzy rendering of working to be better in an otherwise indifferent world full of suffering. Of trying to merge thought and will with action even when it seems impossible under capitalism. Zugzwang!