Definitely looking forward to diving in to the second season and exploring Ted’s depths – hard to be so positive without one hell of an unexplored shadow (that may have to wait a few weeks – so many balls in the fire and irons in the air, which is kind of how it feels, right now – and, short as each episode is, it’s impossible to watch just one at a time).
Ted’s mini life-and-rebirth experience in Liverpool the first season (which, as you note, just hints at what is to come) helps crystallize a thought that’s been bouncing around the edges of my conscious awareness for some time:
Campbell, in Pathways to Bliss, observes that he sees a rewarding life as series of hero journeys, one after another, which rings true for me. But I’ve also noticed that embedded within the trajectory of the hero’s journey, at least in my experience, are lots of “little” hero’s journeys. I like that way of re-imagining it, which for me suggests a resonance between the fractal nature of myth, and of the cosmos at large.
Love the idea of you writing a follow-up, whenever you get around to it, not that I’m in any rush (considering I’m lagging a season behind everyone else).