I liked it so far. I especially liked the fact Joss imposed limits on his "actives"; Echo as Eleanor Penn doesn't become a superhero to save the day, she only does what she's been "trained" to do. And while I like Joss shows when there's more humor involved, I did like the little touches (like the Russian guy ordering the best champagne for a few rounds, then switching to the house stuff when no one will notice). And it is true what the "nerdy guy" (sorry, I don't remember his character's name. I will say, however, I thought he'd be a Xander clone, and so far, he's not) said about giving each active faults as well as virtues, to make them more believable (it also makes the whole thing more insidious, but that's another story).
I haven't quite got a handle on the FBI agent yet, although that probably has to do with the fact that I don't think I've seen him in anything before. Eliza was good here, but I also thought Olivia Williams, Reed Diamond, Amy Acker, and especially Harry Lennix, whose relationship to Echo I foresee becoming crucial to the show's success, were all terrific. And yes, I definitely want to know who the guy at the end was.
I definitely will be tuning in next week. Let's just hope enough people tune in that Fox doesn't pull the plug.
Edited by ethanvahlere, Feb 13, 2009 @ 10:19 PM.