Matt LeBlanc tries like hell, but he can't save the writing here, which hopes so hard to be mediocre that it can't possibly miss.
As implausible at it may seem, Douglas Adams actually gets done right, making a better adaptation by not actually making one. The stars are brilliant, and the writing and direction should make a lot of people jealous.
Mixon has a solid group backing her, and there's a reality here that people connect with. In this case, it might turn out too familiar, but Mixon should be able to hold it together with this unapologetic brand of fun.
It would be enough to say that it's fascinating and enthralling, and will leave you desperate for the next episode, but it's also wildly fun and the characters will eventually own you.
It's gripping, clever fun, and adds to the delivery with a rotating period backdrop that's delivered better than you'd expect from television