Naah, even with some of the dumb subplots coming in later in season 2, it still has lots of terrific stuff happening. Geez, what may be my favorite romantic scene ever is in there, when Coop and Annie talk about Heisenberg in Norma's cafe. Right up there with THE AGE OF INNOCENCE and Sutherland/Adams in Kaufman's INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS in terms of my favorite love stories.
I agree. The shows takes a dive, but I think there are enough bits here and there that it's worth watching (and that's putting aside the awesome Lynch directed finale and Fire Walk With Me). For instance, the return of Gordon Cole and his subsequent romancing of Shelly