Love the show, but the Episode 9 (part 1 of 2 parts) -- I liked the premise of the protest against the large multi corporations -- but not the ending that "Red" was protecting the "capitalists" way . . . That really means to have the Koch brothers of the world, win -- and the hard working middle class loose. "Red" was protecting his private planes and unlimited resources that HE has connections for . . . the school teacher, bank teller, the salesperson, etc. are just a pawn in that game. Sorry, but do not agree with the pattern here.
Watched the first one --- in the end, I felt -- this is nothing more than "Desperate Housewives" go to work. Same kind of thing -- women, with interesting jobs, end up in desperate situations . . . to carry over from one week to another. Also, as I try and remember -- (almost) all of the scenes have people from 25 - 35 years old. Even the walk on or through or sitting to the side --- that is not reality. Producers wake up.
Let me add, I like some of the small, little things that add a great deal to the breath of this series. Example: early on --- Philip takes his daughter shopping at the mall. She is on one side of the aisle and holds up what she want, he nods yes. Then he holds up some boots, she reject them. Next, he has the boots on, and the background music gets louder (country sound) and he does a little jig. The camera shows the boots as he is dancing, people around that part of the store are watching. Really nice take. Then at the register, Philip sees this guy with a very young girl, and feels he wants any "young girl" as he made gestures to his daughter. Later, Philip, with his wig on, goes to this guys house (he had seen the guy's credit card / name) and beats him up in the backyard and tells him to stay way from . . . That is good writing. I like those kinds of inserts, in broadens the scrip and character development.
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