this reminded me of david simon's recent interview where he basically chastised viewers and bloggers who critique singular episodes of tv shows on a week-to-week basis. his point was actually quite valid - you wouldn't read a book and critique the entire novel chapter by chapter. likewise, each episode, by itself, is but a portion of the general story, which doesn't come together and can't truly be judged until the final product is revealed.
Originally Posted by Fadilles
here's the interview if you're interested (it's a bit long): link