The show out-noired noir by recognizing that the most extreme context for modern alienation was not the mean streets of the detective story but a white-collar bureaucracy that extended infinitely above the main protagonists — literally into space — and that threatened to control them without their knowing how or why.
India, bureaucracy, Bihar, 2003. India-17/2003 [Pat., SP (b. 1962)] by Jan Banning. I like a lot of the work on his site. (via)