As much as I enjoyed the first season of Serial, this season is draining my patience.
I was apprehensive when I heard what/who the subject was. It hits kind of close to home, simply because that was Scott's brigade in Afghanistan that Bowe walked away from. And he did indeed walk away, and the general consensus in this household (uh, and in the military community) is that Bowe is an absolute idiot.
I don't like Bowe, I don't like what he did, and I don't like the way Sarah Koenig seems to be defending him. Basically, listening to season 2 makes me want to plug my ears. Thoughts? I could go on for days. No one deserves to be held and tortured like he was, but he was also no POW.
However, Sarah Koenig and the powers that be must have realized that the natives were getting restless and the exciting element of investigation is what has been missing from season 2...
In a last ditch effort to keep listeners, she's giving Adnan updates in real time, day to day, whenever need be, at Adnan's hearing that is currently happening. This hearing will determine if he gets a new trial based on his terrible lawyer the first time around and new evidence in the form of an alibi witness.
Unfortunately, there's a continuation of the hearing today and Sarah Koenig can't be there because she "needs" to be in the studio recording the next episode of season 2. I'll speak for us all by saying no one cares. She'd be doing us all a favor by sitting in a Baltimore courtroom today.
Thoughts on this?