There's a lot about The Path Down I truly love:
-- Delightfully snappy banter. While the show covers some incredibly heavy themes, it's executed in such a delightfully character-driven way. I found myself smiling through most of it, with the occasional grave nod. This is to say nothing of the truly wonderful vocal performances and direction -- each performer really sells their character, and reads their lines in a believably understated way given their settings. It all felt just 'right'.
-- The underlying aspirational quality of the interactions. These are characters who, by and large, are good people doing their best to care for the others in their lives. I think the most obvious way that comes up is the way the characters respond to and create accommodations for the seeming inconveniences that come up when dealing with each others' superpowers. I loved that! In avoiding 'cheaper' drama (ala obstinate mutant persecution), the show doubles down on the thematic qualities that make it shine: nuanced explorations of our inner demons, and how we struggle to overcome them alongside the others we care about.
-- The effortlessly clean, readable sound design! Between the setting, the sparse moments of action, and transitions, I'm refraining from calling the soundscape minimal -- it's an active pleasure -- though it's also true that it's always used with purpose and restraint. This really bolstered the excellent vocal performances, and really, the quality of the entire show as a result.