Mostly, Christoph Waltz in the title role of Regus Patoff. Like an arsenic-laced Viennese cake he's deliciously dangerous and irresistibly deadly. Without giving it away, I can say he plays the "heavy"–literally. The video game studio setting is spot on, if exaggerated. The cast is likable and the premise is promising: a hostile take-over of game company by a mysterious and menacing consultant.
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After the 8th episode it's unsatisfying. Plot lines are unfinished, characters' motivations seem blurry, and there are still lots of little holes in the logic. Maybe a second season can fix it all but for now it's frustrating, just the 316st level of the video game featured in the series.