I just got done watching the first season on DVD. Will watch the second season as it airs.
Based on all the negative press (mostly non-U.S.) about it being irreverent, I was expecting something different. I was pleasantly surprised. The show doesn't really push the envelope as much as people suggested it did. The plot is rather generic and leaves some to be desired. But the Bukowski-inspired Hank Moody character is pure brilliance and will keep me watching for that reason alone.
I am disappointed that Hank and Karen get back together. We'll see how it works but Hank just seems like a character that needs his tragedy to work. I'm not sure the whole rehabilitation thread we'll have the same allure.
Maine has a good swing for a pitcher but on anything that moves, he has no chance. And if it's a fastball, it has to be up in the zone. Basically, the pitcher has to hit his bat. - Mike Pelfrey