Basically my hunches on s01e01 the Comedian are like the hidden referring to Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business, and maybe Death Note (actually it’s easier for Wassen by just saying their names). With all due respect, but i will say this adaption from the original episode is not quite successful. Like if the plot is meant to have a moral ending at a cost of logical integrity, Why not try introducing JC Wheeler at the very end ? Everything would be back to normal after his vanish, and Samir would learn his lesson too, and alive. Maybe I am just too smart to be a screenplay critic.