14 November 2018 | comquest
Painfully Slow and Unrewarding (Season 1)
NOTE: This review applies only to Season 1.
The premise is intriguing and the acting is quite good, but the pacing is so slow that it often becomes boring. The story would have been more effective as a 2-hour movie than it is as a 10-episode series. You can tell that every episode was padded with yawns to fill the 30-minute time slot. The plot is so simple, it could be written in no more than five paragraphs.
Julia Roberts, Stephan James and Bobby Cannavale all turn in good performances, but there just isn't much to work with here.
Julia Roberts is laid back most of the time and seems to be on sedatives. I've seen the film described as a "thriller" so I watched all 10 episodes waiting for some thrills. They never happened. It just isn't worth the time.