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Good but not great, but still worth a try.
on July 6, 2015
It starts off slow in season one. I watched one episode and I didn't care to continue watching it. Pacing of the show was a little odd and slow for an action/suspense series. Pacing is really important to a show, it's one of the elements that grabs our attention and keeps our interest. The chemistry between the actors wasn't fully there either. Some shows are so well made with a great ensemble that the chemistry is there from the start.
However, I decided to give it another try. Watched a few more episodes and it got much better. I gave the show three stars because the plot, characters, and action sequences are ordinary: it's good but it's not great.
I also do not like Auggie. I've enjoyed watching the actor who plays Auggie in other series, but something about this character doesn't seem believable. No matter how brilliant he is, with a disadvantage like that, it's difficult to imagine he could do so much and so effectively. The writers and producers made it too easy for him. And all the attractive women swoon over him--really? There has to be a greater element of truth (believability) in order to sell it even if it is fantasy, a make-believe tv show, otherwise it takes the audience out of the story, out of that fantasy.