Thank you for this, Charlie. I devoured the book (as a somewhat recent divorcee) and was amazed how the screen adaptation stayed true with the author as show runner, and reflected how silly I was in the early-post-marriage years. It was a new level of taking in the story - looking at Toby with changed perspective and then looking at younger me with another changed perspective. Then the story...changes perspectives! Geez. So, yeah...this is finally the kind of television we were promised with the 'Golden Age.'

On that note, bless you for this sentence: "The misdirected idea that prestige projects with enough budget, former big movie actors, and melodramatic scoring can produce an automatic alchemy of highbrow culture with lowbrow-sized audiences is partly responsible for the tidal wave of middlebrow shit making all the platforms creak."

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