Now I can't even remember what he did or said in one of the first season's episodes that turned me off to his show. But bored last night I decided to try two episodes from this season, Pamela and Country Drive.
I'm sold and I'm hooked. These are like extraordinary literary stories. The observations are fascinating. In Pamela he's a grown up version of Woody Allen; his confession of love manages to be hilarious and moving at the same time. I would not have chosen this actress in an audition and I would have been dead wrong. She's perfect.
Country Drive masterfully deals with old age, the historical disconnect in America's past and parenting. I've rarely seen child actresses as deft as the two little girls are but they match him line for line every time.
I have several more episodes to go and I'm really looking forward to them. I'm now a big big fan of his.