Just caught the premiere by accident on tv and sat through the whole thing even though I had work to do. Good pilot. Different dramawork from The Wire and Generation Kill. Fucking television! The quality of some programs... Up there in the stars. Less tampered with than popular film. Easier to access than indie efforts. If printed literature is slowing down, these programs are literature's second coming in a new medium. The cinematography is prose.
I like the ensemble. Khandi Alexander turned out better casting than I thought, and beyond the two public eye whites like Goodman and Zahn the rest of the actors are new enough to me to be fresh slates and ready made surprises. Looking forward to their performances.