But where’s the talk about it? The articles, the tweets, the buzz? This season is clearly not as buzzy as Season 1, which was a real live, honest-to-goodness phenomenon. When Season 2 started, there was a lot of articles. Since then…not much…
Me, I tried. I find the political situation in Afghanistan interesting. I find the military aspects interesting. I do not find Bowe Bergdahl very interesting. Episode 4 was the most interesting for me, probably because it had less Bowe in it. Episode 4 got into how the military handles personnel recovery, the bureaucracy behind it, and so on. Interesting. Then, Bo’s friend Kathy tries to file a missing person’s report on him in Portland. And…I’m out.
I get that Serial is not going to be a whodunit every season, though starting your podcast with a whodunit will set up that expectation. It is very well-produced, even using someone else’s interview. I don’t care that the show is coming out every other week, although that’s only adding up to one more episode.
I’ll check back in, I guess. Or just wait for Season 3.