After hearing how great this was from guys I work with for the last few years, I finally watched the pilot movie last night. I threw it on at around 11:00 thinking I'd fall asleep partway though (it's 3 hours long) and ended up staying up until 2AM to finish it.
Holy shit, it totally kicks ass! People dying everywhere, cities getting nuked, little kids getting blown up, deckhands getting roasted and then ejected into space - I expected SciFi cheese, and was definitely surprised at how dark this movie/series is.
Anyone else a fan? I grabbed the whole first season, hoping that it's as good as the pilot.
You should expect some SciFi cheese for sure, and some aspects tend to wear thin on people over the time. As a whole though it's a pretty awesome show, I'm actually thinking about rewatching it. From a character perspective it's fairly awesome, and from a plot perspective it was kind of a HOLY SHIT WHAT NEXT!!! kinda show in the last few seasons.
That's all I'll say for now, but if you enjoyed the pilot you'll probably like the rest.