Did anyone else catch the ‘sneak preview’ of AMC’s Rubicon last night after the premier of Mad Men? I thought it was an interesting but puzzling start. There were definitely some genuinely compelling, quiet moments that made good use of the oodles of atmosphere the show generates in spades, but in the end, I left feeling unfulfilled. At its most basic, I’m not sure I know what is going on. Sure, I can make some educated guesses, but I learned a valuable lesson from Lost about not doing that anymore. The producers would probably tell me that obscurity is the point of a show about conspiracies, but even then, I feel like I’ve already seen the tip of this particular iceberg.
I would love an engrossing mystery to dive into every week but I’m not yet entirely convinced that Rubicon is it. What say you?