I agree that overall the pilot wasn't great mainly because the acting was pretty diabolical. But the production was good and the premise is, of course, always intriguing. I'm crossing my fingers that a commitment to an entire season will equal an improvement in the weaker areas.
Ha! I actually think that, despite your ample and well-intended qualifications, you make them sound a little saner here than they are.
I think they're about twenty paces beyond Sharia -- they're in a hopped-up, meth-visioning, apocalyptic zombie-angel world. But yes, they buy fuel and stuff, and can be quite organized in their craziness.
Clark is awful
On many occasions he has cost us points this season he's too lightweight to be a CB limited and is going to get no better
If we get relegated i can see us dropping another division if the club think this joker is good enough to be our first choice CB he will get destroyed in that division
IS doesn't recognise the state system or any of the regimes surrounding it as representative or valid authorities. Only God's law (the Shariah) counts - although that doesn't restrict them from doing commercial business with individuals outside their Caliphate.
Anyway, given their actions how could any government negotiate with IS even if they were open to it?