1. Scorsese is still a badass. (that record player montage in the pilot made me jump out of my chair.)
2. Steve Buscemi has finally landed a lead in a TV show....yes!
3. Michael Shannon continues to be one of the best actors working today.
4. Michael Stuhlberg is no longer receiving bad news via telephone-- he's making it.
5. Stephen Graham loves portraying a gangster.
6. Paz De La Huerta loves being nude. (Limits of Control, anyone?)
7. Michael K. Williams still be packin' .45s from time to time.
8. They must have put in a ton of cash for those sets.
9. Is that Brian Jonestown Massacre I hear doing the theme? Hell yes.
10. This show & Breaking Bad are doing a better job at presenting the "form" of film than most films released this year are.