When I started watching this show last year, I thought it was a rip-off of Six Feet Under, but it grew on me and I realized that it’s very far from that show. It grew on me and I’ve really been looking forward to the second season.
It starts of a little hesitantly, maybe trying to recapture too much of what went on a year ago. There’s some great tragedy and interesting development with George’s former family in this ep, but on the whole I thought it was threading water a little too much.
Another thing that bugged was the use of profanity. I don’t mind hearing profanity, it doesn’t disturb me. But it almost felt tacked on, with a little glee: “We’re on cable, so we can get away with ‘fuck’ and ‘shit’, he-he-he”. It felt contrived at times.
Other than that, good to see the show again.