I’ll elaborate a bit more
Big, big fan of Paulo Sorrentino. Think he’s one of the best film makers around today, so seeing him being given this big canvas to use is pretty exciting.
Youth was a bit of a misstep but this seems to be a bit of a return to form. The first episode is good not great. Like a lot of first episodes it spends a lot of time setting things up.
The whole mix of American and Italian is a bit jarring but just about works. Jude Law is pretty good in the lead, very watchable and has some good lines (never really got the dislike for him, think he’s a good actor- Talented My Ripley, Road to perdition, Gattaca, AI all strong performances).
Visually it must be one of the best things out there, up there with True Detective for bringing the cinematic onto the small screen. There isn’t AS much of Sorrentino’s custom surrealism yet, which is disappointing, but hopefully this will be ramped up throughout the series.
Also, you might want to check if your stream has subtitles, because I realised halfway through that there is some dialogue in Italian, which I missed out on.