"Episodes" might be fun if it can speed up its story. There are small moments of comedy, but it's mostly just a series of unfortunate events. So far, the Lincolns have simply gotten themselves into a terrible mess and there is not a clear reason why they're trying to stay in L.A. at all; they don't seem particularly interested in the money. The acting, however, is really superb and the story seems to be going somewhere exciting based on the introduction. Hopefully, it is worth the wait.
-"Have you seen our heads? It's all we can do to not kick them when we walk!"
-Julian has to audition for the role that he's already played.
-Merc is thoroughly unlikeable. There seems to be nothing redemptive about his character.