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This series is off to an enjoyable start. The first two episodes are available on demand (or in the app), though the show doesn't officially premiere until next Sunday.
I had assumed this would be a half-hour dark comedy, like Black Monday or Kidding, but these two episodes are 45 and 50 minutes long respectively. I can see why the first two episodes were released together like this, because, without spoiling anything, the premise's setup isn't really complete until toward the end of the second episode.
I've flirted with the kind of MLM scheme in the 90s that this is probably based on, or rather I flirted with someone into the MLM Equinox, so I can relate to and understand the ins and outs. If you aren't familiar with how product-based MLMs (or pyramid schemes) work and the terminology, you might feel a bit confused at first.
This is now the third Showtime series I've watched since the beginning of this year that was set in the late 80s to early 90s time frame (the others being Black Monday and City on a Hill). They are very different kinds of series, of course, but I find the timing really interesting.