put this one in the Shows You Should Absolutely Be Watching file.
season 1 was always vaguely compelling but took me a solid 7 or 8 episodes to really get into. and i only stuck with it that long because people like zack and EN were so into it.
but season 2 has been undeniably awesome. not on a fridaynightlights emotional gutpunch level or a madmen these-characters-are-beautifully-complicated-and-also-i-like-how-well-they’re-portraying-this-time-period level, but on a man,-this-is-fun-as-balls-with-so-many-lovable-characters-and-such-solid-surprising-storytelling level.