What turns me off about this show is that the "bad guys" in the militia actually act like bad guys. What makes strong dynamic characters (that will last several seasons) is if your bad guys are actually behaving in an altruistic manner, and truly believe they are doing the right thing. Instead, every single person in the militia we meet acts like an *******. You even have one character who has been described as being actually clinically insane, and they put him in charge of finding and killing people. He's the definition of bad guy.
Seriously, the whole plot of the first half of season one is Monroe getting his hands on tanks and helicopters? Why, exactly? Not so he can finally unite the country and try to bring humankind back into some semblance of life... oh no. He wants to raise holy hell and murder people. Then you have Neville who says stupid stuff like "if you kill my wife, I will hunt you down and kill you". Right, because he doesn't deserve his wife getting killed based on the way he acted. It's the exact same scenario in reverse. The easy response from Miles should be "you killed my brother, now we're even". These characters do not act realistically at all.
I don't like my bad guys acting bad for the sake of being bad. They need to truly believe they're doing the right thing. We need to be able to sympathize with the bad guys while at the same time know that our heroes are on the right side.
This show is terrible.
~Tighr: Not helping the situation since 1983