OK, I got past the first 4 episodes, and it was worth it, it’s a great show, it just takes a long time getting there. From Episode 5 onwards, it just keeps getting better, maybe it’s because I started to care about the characters, or maybe it’s just the story got more interesting.
McConaughey is outstanding throughout the show, I think Matthew McConaughey will be regarded as one of the greatest actors of his generation, this statement would have seem absurd only a few years ago, but now he the standout performance in everything he is in.
Woody Harrelson gets better, but still can’t really match his co-star, they just aren’t in the same league, it’s not just the acting though, his role and script just isn’t nearly as interesting, so it’s not really his fault, he’s not been given the opportunity like McConaughey was.
I’d say, if you don’t like the show by episode 5, you won’t like it, it’s a good show, but it doesn’t hit the ground running like Fargo, it takes a while to get going, but it’s worth the wait.
Also, best opening credits ever.