This season of Serial is the most important season. I hope everyone listens to it. Stuff I wish everyone could know about the US "justice" system.
Yes ! Just listened to the first two, it feels like a lost season of The Wire (I always thought a deeper exploration of the justice system was the one thing that show didn't get to and probably would have if given enough seasons). Maybe that's overhyping it, but I agree it has the potential to be Serial's best season, evne if it has no chance of being as iconic as season 1.
Side note for listeners of U Talkin' U 2 To Me/REM Re:Me => Paul Scheer and Amy Nicholson's new-ish podcast which is called Unspooled and has them go through the AFI 100 is basically a straight-faced version of I Love Films. If you listen to it that way, it's very funny (otherwise it's quite uninteresting I'm afraid).