I love AB and may be the only reason I check this show out in the first place
If I start watching this show, it'll be because of goodwill towards Adam Baldwin.
Adam Baldwin is definately the only reason to watch.
Adam Baldwin is the only reason I knew this show existed.
Now that it's on my radar, though, I've been reading impressions from the upfronts and the pilot screener that have been mostly favorable, including the brief commentary from IGN
("The O.C. meets Alias"), TV Squad
("all over the place, but it's massively entertaining"), EW
("light and friendly"), theTVaddict
("winning combination of humor and action"), Alan Sepinwall
("well-cast"), and Daniel Fienberg
("zips along effortlessly").Televisionary
has a more in-depth and very positive review of the pilot (spoilers).
Finally, Adam Baldwin is so well cast as the Machiavellian John Casey that you want to forgive the networks that cancelled all of his others shows over the last few years just so he could be free to play this part. Baldwin seems born to play Casey, imbuing him with a blend of mercenary detachment ... and a lopsided sneer that never seems to leave his face.
I think I will probably check out the show when it premieres, although I agree that it is likely to get cancelled - moreso if I actually like it.