I love the characters! And I love how it all starts to come together now! How the emotional developments tie into the plot. It started out ok, but it is getting really remarkable now.
Since each of the eight connected people leads an individual life, it took quite some time to set things up believably and in the beginning some things were a bit clicheed, the US- police officer, the gay mexican telenovela star and so on, but as their stories continue, they and their emotional conflicts start to get more complex.
The only thing, I find a bit bewildering is how the different countries are portrayed. I don't know enough about Kenya or India to really tell, but Germany is a bit off. Wolfgang is supposed to be from the DDR, which seems to translate to the show as somehow russian/german. He has a somewhat russian surname. But that is a rather atypical constellation. Like in most ex-soviet states, the russian culture is not very present in former eastern Germany. There is no significant greek orthodox church and the russian mafia is not really that present either. It's all a bit weird, but not enough to throw me out of the story.
I really hope they get renewed. I guess filming in all the original locations must have been crazy expensive and the reviews are mixed. But this could be one of the next great shows. Deffinitely the thing I am most excited about this year.