this new season is great so far. the black and white opening scene in episode 1 set the stage perfectly to where this season is going. and fucking Mikkelson is nailing it like a G. but as one user mentioned before, the show is a bit pretentious in its presentation. the swirling visuals are cool and they help elevate this show above pretty much everything on regular network television, but its so elaborate and overdone that it seems to take away from the amazing writing and performances. that pillar made of human bodies in season 1 was a bit overextending in my opinion. nevertheless, amazing show. i identify with will graham on many levels so the scenes with him are easy for me to step into and inhabit as if it were my own life. 4 out of 5 bowl hits.