The Hulu series plays like an exceptionally late attempt to catch the long tail of meta sitcoms.
The game is a compelling introduction to “pixel pulp,” though it’s a mixed success for the degree to which it leaves us wanting more.
Where the similarly ambitious Until Dawn felt relatively seamless, The Quarry often feels as if it’s bitten off more than it can chew.
The series often feels as if its farcicality has been reined in, which may have something to do with it revolving around a real game.
When you’re not performing exactly as instructed, the game’s narrow and inconsistent margin of error is just frustrating.
That Dirty Black Bag sets the stage for an explosion of conflict, but it’s easy to wish that it took less time to pick up steam.