I watched season 1. I was captivated for a few episodes. And then my interest slowly waned. I just tried firing up season 2 and my lack of enthusiasm caused me to turn it off quickly.
The show isn't without its charms, but overall it just didn't work for me. I don't even have any specific criticisms to air about it; it just didn't hold my interest.
Oh man, you gave up when Aya Cash was introduced?
100% correct call to abort then. She makes everything better, so if she didn't do it for you, it wont work.
Took my son to go see EEAAO at the theater yesterday because his girlfriend hasn't seen it yet.
Some thoughts: Quan should have been nominated for best actor instead of supporting. He also should have won in that category.
JLC is a treasure and absolutely should not have won her oscar for this. She probably shouldn't have even been nominated.
Stephanie Hsu should have been much higher on the supporting oscar odds. Her performance gets better with each watch. Its very difficult to pull off a character that is equal parts funny, scary, and pitiful, and she nails all three when the movie calls for it.
Still a great movie. I am enthralled every time Quan is on screen. Less so with Yeoh, although that's exactly how the character should make you feel. She should be understated in almost every scene, and she is, which is a testament to her performance.