The writers need to step it up. If they want to spend a lot of time setting things up, finding more alphas, setting clear dividing lines between good and bad (esp. defining where the government fits), they need to sandwich that in with actual interesting stories, so that the plots in each episode become multi-layered, and the set-up appears to be secondary until the main plotline is developed. [Okay, I'm no writer, and I don't actually know what I'm talking about, but I think you get the idea? NO MORE AIMLESS, UNI-DIMENSIONAL STORIES!]
I would like this series to succeed, but so far, it's just not doing it for me.
I tend to agree, Nevermore. I watch it, I don't love it, I don't hate it, I keep coming back, but I am worried the writing isn't strong or complex enough to keep carrying the storyline. The foundation is weak and was built too fast to support a very high tower, so to speak. But I will keep watching because I am hungry for almost ANY Sci-fi, and I am naively hopeful the writers will get their act together before it is to late (like what happened with SGU.) I like the characters. And for me, in these quirky entertainment times, I feel about Sci-fi shows like I feel about breathing--"Bad breath is better than no breath at all."