i'm so glad you mentioned this as i've been waiting for the opportunity to slag it offI don’t think anyone has mentioned The Bear yet. For a mainstream series I think it’s very good. Treats the the viewers like adults, storylines that take their time and shot with real thought and care to detail. Might not be for everyone but I like the way you just have to go with it and pick up the back story along the way. And it makes Chicago look like a shithole. In the first series there’s a great one take twenty minute episode and in the second Jamie Lee Curtis steals the hour long episode (all others are roughly half an hour long)
Anyway, I thought it was interesting that over here Disney+ suddenly realised they had a hit in their hands and they’ve been promoting it on the tube etc.
i sat thru the first series and somehow managed to suspend judgement and overlook the predictable plotlines, cartoonish relationship dramas, terrible wooden acting and over-worthy checklist of panderings to woke, but just could not put up with more than 1.5 eps of series 2.