I find the show entertaining but I feel like they are showing the episodes out of order.
The latest episode was very striking in that regard. Dorian seemed to be a different character. He spoke more formally, less casually. Kennex and Minka's character seemed on a different page completely from the start of the season. Kennex is out dating someone; maybe I missed something, but that doesn't fit what I expected from the story, his flirting with Minka, and his pining / obsession with his former girlfriend.
I liked that the episode had a clear theme and consistent story to tell. The side story with Kennex fit in as well. It was bleak, and too tidy for its own good in its Twilight Zone ironic twist. But still, a solid effort at sci-fi storytelling.
I'm not sure I understand these complaints.They are building a layered, complex world. A world that will have numerous facets to explore as the years go by.Yet people are upset because Everything isn't explained All at once.
I'm complaining because it's mostly a bland buddy-cop procedural with incoherent stories. I'm complaining because the main character is possibly a psychopath who is a danger to himself, his partner, and the general public and makes me not want to watch at times. I'm complaining because the story is erratically adding new elements, and then failing to do anything at all with them.
This episode described a Chrome who by conventional expectations was an underperformed, as a chainsaw sculptor. I'm betting he's one heck of a sculptor.
Minka Kelly's character is a non-entity. There's nothing about her professional performance that is more than mediocre. She's like Counselor Troi, stating the obvious; only without the cleavage. It is inconceivable she's a genetically superior being capable of running the police department.
I'd be more intrigued if they did a story about her being an inferior Chrome. The show is supposed to be about technology gone bad. Instead it's mopey angst about being an outcast for not meeting social norms in her professional positions (while secretly being as awesome as all the other Chromes). Feh.