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On the podcast Aron and Jim put forth the question; is Tyrell real and how do we know?
The answer is- he is real.
How do we know?
Because he and Elliot are both on the FBI whiteboard. The scene does not involve Elliot so there is no unreliable narrator to contend with. Also I doubt the FBI is in the habit of including figments of one's imagination on an evidence bored.
I guess "noped out" is the phrase to use when's saying you've watched the show. Not me. I didn't love it though I did find it a very interesting watch.
The acting is very good. And hand-in-hand with that, elements of the writing are fantastic- the dialogue, the very personal scenes between characters. The part of the writing that seems off is when the misdirection occurs and the plot shifts in the very beginning from something you thought it was going to be to a completely different thing. The tone of the show is something like The Leftovers meets Stranger Things with a dash of Lost.
Among acting highlights for me is Patrick Gibson as Steve. I couldn't stand the character at first viewing him as a giant in A-Hole. As his character moves through the story he becomes this compelling train wreck that I can't take my eyes off of. I thank the writers are not trying to redeem him by the end of the season. Also Brit Marling gives the best acting performance I've ever seen her give. Another standout was Phyllis Smith who played Phyllis from The Office.
It's worth the initial binge of the first 3 to 4 episodes on a very cold, late afternoon Saturday into early evening.