Monday, July 16, 2018

What I’m Watching: Goliath (Season Premiere)

Goliath: Season 2, Episode 1 “La Mano” (B)

I liked this show a lot back when it premiered in October 2016, and it was a long wait for this second season. One of the best parts about its first year was the ensemble cast, with Danny and his reluctant allies going up against a true goliath that included his former partners, both personal and professional. In this premiere, it’s hard to tell who’s still around and exactly what the focus is going to be, with only a repentant Brittany and a much older Denise returning. I didn’t expect that most of the characters, especially the opposing legal team, would be back, but it’s hard to get quite as excited without all of the supporting players on board. I got confused watching Lou Diamond Phillips as the owner of a bar since I saw him in a similar light for the past few years on “Longmire,” and while he helped to introduce this season’s legal storyline, it doesn’t look like he’s going to survive past the end of this hour. The two prominent faces we did see were Ana de la Reguera from “Cop Out” and “Narcos” as a prominent mayoral candidate and Mark Duplass from “Togetherness” and so many other things as an apparent fixer who really likes to talk. It’s still not so apparent where this season is going, with arms being cut off and other lovely moments from this premiere, but given how engaging season one was, I’m willing to stick around and see what’s coming.

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