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Has anybody else watched this? We're 5 episodes in.

I remember hearing some mumblings when it first came out, and I glanced at it and thought "Sports show" and "Some SNL comedian I don't know" and skipped it. Not sure what made me take a look, but two minutes into the first episode, when Rebecca tries to give away the Hockney, the show had me.

It's...kind. Mostly. There are one or two things that feel like slightly rough edges to me, but to have a lead character who chooses kindness - who doesn't lack intelligence or perception, but just chooses to be nice to people - is quite something.

And sometimes I laugh out loud.
 

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My wife and I really enjoyed this series. It was definitely a perfect feel-good show for 2020.
 
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We watched through to the end last night. Not sure what I can say about it without spoilers. :) It worked, I thought. And that final shot was something else.

There's so much here. The representation of the public panic attack...I'm not sure I've ever seen anything like that on (more or less) mainstream TV.

I'll watch it again. It's imperfect, for sure, but it's unapologetically comfort food.