Simply A Masterpiece
Memorable, crazy movie
Fun premise, good actors, bad writing. This film seemed to have potential at the beginning but it quickly devolves into a trite action film. Ultimately it's very boring.
It is a whirlwind of delight --- attractive actors, stunning couture, spectacular sets and outrageous parties.
Each season has its strength and differences which make them all both great parts in the arc as well as excellent stand-alone seasons. Billy Bob Thornton was brilliant! Looking forward to S4
Season 2 should forever be considered among the measuring sticks of how good TV can truly be. Acting, writing, directing all converge to make a superlative story. Powerful and quirky, yet grounded.
Season 1 - 9,5/10:
Almost perfect blend between a remake and a sequel. Season 2 - 9/10:
Brilliant crime/mafia saga. A bit heavy and at times questionable in the depiction of some of the violence - or am I just so sensitive? So many fantastic and entertaining characters and performances. Cinematographically the best of the seasons. Season 3 - 7/10:
The weakest of the three. Lacks slightly in execution and the cinematic enthusiasm of the predecessors. I missed more entanglements and connections with characters from the former seasons. V.M.Varga/David Thewlis is the highlight of this season and delivers my favorite performance of 2014. Emmit & Ray should have been shaped and performed slightly more diverse. Meemo didn't work for me. The female lead, Gloria Burgle, was a boring character. Episode 3 was very boring. I hope they will go back in time again for season 4.
1st and 2nd episodes are one of the greatest TV series ever produced, Nonetheless the third episode has lots of loose ends and do not satisfy the spactators' revenge edge. Acting is perfect but the story just doesn't cut it. Do not wait until the last episode. Nothing exciting happens.