I ended up jumping into this sooner rather than later; finished up yesterday. I think it was pretty decent. I’ll watch a season three if they get one.
The story still has a lot of slow, meandering threads. But somehow that’s what I like and what’s holding it back all at once. We could certainly use more closure on at least a couple things by the end of the season (season one finale: where do they go from here? season two finale: shouldn’t there be more episodes to finish this season?) and if you’re not into a given subplot or the characters involved, you’ll be doubly frustrated by how that subplot gets dragged out (not referring to any particular plot, they all get dragged out).
But I also appreciate that this family is just kind of a sprawling mess and that everyone’s problems overlap without feeling too cleverly orchestrated. If you can get over the premise of just how improbably broken this entire family is (anyone Rayburn’s personal baggage alone could give enough material for their own very sad TV show), it’s fascinating to watch things strain and crumble without feeling like you can guess exactly where everything’s headed in each episode.