I saw the thumbnail for this show on Amazon, and gave it a hard pass. I thought it was just some sort of American Sniper knockoff show that wouldn’t interest me in the least.
Then I listened to part of a Harmontown where Dan had the creator of the show on. I don’t know if the creator got much of a chance to even speak, because Dan was gushing over the show so hard.
I decided to give it a shot, and pretty soon I had binged both seasons, just this week. I will be re-binging with my wife, probably starting next week. I loved the dark humor, the understated goofiness, the clever call-backs, and the precise amount of surreality. Overall an excellent show, to boot. It does get a little slow here or there, and a little too downbeat for my tastes at times, but this diminished my enjoyment only by a little.
The show takes some really interesting story-telling risks of a sort I haven’t seen often enough. I hope Amazon picks it up for a third season. Either way, though, I’ll be keeping an eye out for Steven Conrad.