Realistic drama about a modern day (fictional) Middle Eastern country ruled by tyrant. It reminds me a bit of the Sopranos, with Tony being a bad man doing the usual Mafia dirty deeds, yet having tinges of guilt, doubts & occasionally embracing a decent thought or action. Dialogue was better in Sopranos, but story line in Tyrant is realistic and fast moving. A similarly conflicted character like Tony exists in this series, as the elder brother, the Tyrant, must deal with moral & modern advice from his westernized younger brother. I rushed through the 10 episodes of Season 1 so I could be real time with the Season 2 episodes now showing on FX. Like the Sopranos, not for viewing with young children.