Two episodes in, this is engaging enough to make me stick with the series, but coming from Merchant, I expected more laughs. Don't go in expecting the laughs-a-minute ratio to be as high as much of his past work. It's a crime/thriller first and foremost before a comedy. One of the biggest issues with this, that some other reviewers have pointed out, is the left wing vs right wing BS between a couple of the characters, or how it's framed in the 1st episode, the right winged 'blowhard' and left winged militant... I mean, this is the same 'militant' who actually pulls someone up for saying coloured person instead of person of colour. Insufferable! Coming from Merchant, who on his amazing XFM radio shows and podcasts with Gervais and Karl, was as un-PC as it got at times, it is surprising. Some of the characters are cliched on the surface, like the Indian young female with helicopter parents and the 'person of colour' being entangled in gang life, but they are varied and each have their own story. And then, there is Christopher Walken who is great in anything.