20 October 2018 | dzymroz
ignore the negative reviews - watch this show!
Funny, silly, smart and a little intrigue. comparisons are very difficult, but I couldn't help thinking that it reminded me a little bit of Monk, mixed with a little Nice Guys and maybe a little Big Lebowski, great writing and acting. I do not understand the negative critics and how this show is rated in the mid 6s, it should be at least averaging in the high 7s. I'd hesitated watching this for a longtime due to the imdb ratings, but so glad I "caved" - I decided to just test the first episode and ended up doing a binge watching, that I thoroughly enjoyed. Each episode has its own stand alone story that had me several times per episode laughing and saying « did she/he really just say that? ») but season 1 also pulls the viewer into a few longer/deeper story arcs: Stromare's guilt about somehow being responsible for the death of his stunt partner (Reeves), the development of the Glans/Stromare partnership/friendship (with Sun achingly wanting to be part of this family), Stromare trying to rebuild a relationship with his adult daughter. While Reeves character is essential and he plays him with sufficient tongue in cheek, he is not the standout performance. Glans and Stromare's characters are the most developed/mult-dimensional and their acting and chemistry make the show. Looking forward to seeing Season 2.