The New York Times’ Mike Hale ripped Amazon’s “Goliath” over its “needlessly complicated structure of the initial episodes” but it turns out that the critic actually watched the episodes in the wrong order.
“A television review on Friday about the new Amazon series ‘Goliath’ included an inaccurate discussion of the show’s plot structure. The critic mistakenly watched the first two episodes out of order,” the Times printed in a correction.
The current version of the review is much more friendly, but still says the show has an “odd bordering-on-bizarre split personality.”
Hale wrote, “It’s reasonably well executed Los Angeles noir, shot on picturesque Santa Monica and Venice locations, and carrying just the faintest echoes of John D. MacDonald and The Long Goodbye.'”
Hale also feels that actress Nina Arianda “will continue to be the best reason to watch” the show going forward.
“She’s fearless and hilarious as the low-rent lawyer and real estate agent,” he wrote.
David E. Kelley’s legal drama stars Jason Ritter, Billy Bob Thornton, William Hurt, Maria Bello, Olivia Thrilby and Molly Parker. Amazon ordered it straight to series, bypassing the usual process of putting the pilot up for voting from the masses on Amazon.
“Goliath” premiered on Oct. 14 and is apparently a decent show … if you watch the episodes in their correct order.