Amazon puts out really dark shows. I rarely like any of them and I regret watching this one. Total waste of time, too violent, bad acting in first season from several actors. Acting in second one better, but the story left me queasy. It seems like almost every Amazon prime show I've watched has been dark and unpleasant. I'm not going to renew my subscription when it ends. Netflix has way better shows and a better selection.
I don't understand why Hong Chau is getting cast in big roles. I just don't get what people see in her. She seems stiff and awkward in every role. In contrast, Janelle Monae was incredible, she stole every scene they were in, and pretty much every scene she was in. Very strong presence.
If you enjoyed the first season, you should also like this one. Not quite as good but decent. Watch the last episode of season 1 (Including the post credits where a scene sets up season 2), it will help refresh you & keeps the story line running. Good plot twists. Enjoyed the Chris Cooper character too.
The scenes are so dark that I often couldn't see what was happening. Add to that the fact that I've never seen Julia Roberts turn in a bad performance, until now, and a storyline that doesn't make sense until you're almost at the end of the season, and it jumps between two timelines constantly. Not a good way to waste five hours, but thankfully each episode is only 30 minutes.