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If there is a criticism to be made of the series generally it is that it is more comfortable in the humorous registers than in the sombre, where it sometimes relies too heavily on the score to do the work.
George Clooney's passion project shows a lot of promise, but as is the trouble with a lot of episode one's in limited series, the set-up takes a while, and so as a result it feels a lot more slow-paced than most are maybe anticipating.
Although a terrifically well made production, with some gorgeous cinematography and a fabulous cast, it can't help but feel like a much more conventional work than the original book, with a lot that simply doesn't work as well on screen as on paper.
Watching Yo-Yo and his buddies slowly discover this crushing truth in a miniseries that often has the look and feel of more sentimental war pictures, well, that's where the true power of Hulu's "Catch-22" resides.
It's uncommonly tricky material, much of its humor wrapped up in wordplay, many of its characters allegorical sketches. Hulu's Catch-22 tries to address the latter by bumping up the pathos, but that just makes the miniseries less enjoyable to watch.
Bringing this work to TV was a risky move, but the finished product is exceedingly well done and, at a time when government gobbledygook has trumped all previous notions of unbelievability, perhaps more urgent than anyone could have predicted.