More Violence, More Pretentiousness, More Narcissism, Even Less Meaning
TOTDY is a pretentious, self-indulgent, narcissistic,navel-gazing, misogynistic, slow-moving mess that does look great but offers nothing in the way of plot, character development, nuance, real tension or, indeed, meaning. It's what happens when a studio (Amazon Prime) just hands out money to a self-professed auteur without any restrictions. So far, so bad.
From this point on, TOTDY is just plodding down its tedious path without variation of tone, and no real twists. Some people felt the need to compare this show to BREAKING BAD. This is NOTHING like Breaking Bad. BB offered continuous twists and turns, shocking plot and character development, meaningful dialogue and standout performances. Instead, all TOTDY delivers is robotic acting by all the leads - no emails from Sir Anthony Hopkins, sorry!, tone-deaf dialogue (delivered robotically, too), no twists, no development, no nuance, nothing but pretty visuals and a bleak, albeit inert tone. And it's getting progressively worse, especially since *all* of the more colorful supporting characters are beginning get the axe, leaving behind only empty faces. Fans of meaningless violence can again rejoice though.
You've made it to this point, so don't give up. Are the two remaining episodes better than this ponderous drone? No, they're worse. As far as the final episode is concerned, *much* worse. But if you give up now you will just have wasted about ten hours of your life with no pay-off. Does TOTDY *offer* any pay-off? You can guess ...
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