I finally watched the pilot and, if 'Alias' was the varsity, this show is the JV's. The sheen of an expensive broadcast show vs. a cablenet - the rough edges really show. Kind of like a kid brother, or sister in this case, wanting to emulate their flashy, older sibling but just not ready for the big time. Some really painful dialog and plotlines (the jealousy angle between the two bosses was glossed over too quickly to even register). And Piper is no Jennifer Garner, who really sold every fight scene. When Sidney Bristow was scared, you believed it and Garner was athletic enough to make you buy into her feats of derring-do. I might watch another episode or two but it's going to have to get better quickly to keep me tuned in, and that's probably not in the cards.
Oh, and I don't know if anybody's mentioned it, but Auggie, the blind techno-wiz, played the lead in last summer's guilty pleasure midiseries, 'Harper's Island'. I enjoyed that one.