captain red dog wrote:Not feeling this, there isn't much of a hook. Its kind of an interesting story but without the direct contact with Bergdahl that we had with Adnan is S1 it is a complex story to get across. And without the mystery, it doesn't really challenge your opinion each week. So far in my, in my mind he went awol and got captured and there is no mystery behind it really. His reason for doing it doesn't seem particularly interesting and has been brushed aside so far.
I'm with you on this. By this point in season 1 I was hooked. With S2, I'm actually kind of bored with it.
I think they made a bad choice with the story. As red dog says, there's no mystery to it, there's no tension. We know he got captured, we know he got out. His experience is interesting, but not interesting enough to base an entire series around. An hour long show could have covered it. I mean, episode 4 starts with a completely seperate story only tangentially linked to Bowe, which screams "filler " to me.
Then you've got the lack of direct contact, and the fact all the audio of Bergdahl himself is grainy as strawberry float and often hard to understand. The questions being put to him are questions related to this movie their making of his story, not a journalistic investigation of his experience. It often feels they're trying and failing to make what he's saying more than detailed descriptions of his surroundings.
I dunno. There's obviously a way to go yet. Hopefully it'll pick up.