28 December 2018 | matthewjmiles
Firstly, a little disclaimer: I haven't seen the Australian original, so I can't compare or comment, but clearly an American remake was the creators' intention given the involvement of Patrick and Trent.
As for the negative comments all around me, look - it is the POINT of the show. The vast majority of the scenes are purely dialogue and character-driven, and every couple of episodes something will actually happen, or two of the characters will meet - but you shouldn't be waiting or expecting during the other scenes for something to happen, it's just a little reward that works all the better BECAUSE of those scenes. It all worked well for me as the last thing I watched before I slept, as you can just listen for the most part, or have it on in the background while doing something else. Keep this in mind, if you want constant action or plot development then watch something else.
I was endeared to the show mainly because of the cast; the character pairings all work and have their moments, with the characters developing or expanding on previous conversations throughout. Season 2 takes great measures to revitalize the situations, especially with Jason Mantzoukas' character, who might have failed without the presence of Jesse Plemons, but actually prospers in an entertaining season-long storyline with Cristin Milioti.