Average at best for me. First off Noah Wyle is no John Connor and his incessant history lessons keep reminding me of his roll in "The Librarian." IMO he was completely miscast for this role. He's too nice. He's never played a role that required him to have an aggressive edge.
The 6-legged cooties weren't bad but I thought the mech versions looked a bit cheesy. Kinda like something SyFy would produce on a very low budget. Imo, they could've left that out.
One small nit that I just couldn't get over was the Bataan Death March from Boston. Hostile aliens take over the world, exterminate all adult humans, and enslave children. So lets march away from their ship in broad daylight? En mass? Down the center of the city streets? Lets camp the civilians in the middle of open fields? wtf? Was there a single military consultant on this show?
And can someone please tell me why Noah hasn't hooked up with the oh so very fine doctor? What's he waiting for? An invitation? In a post-apocolyptic world my wife and I have an understanding that if one of us doesn't make it, the other is free to explore available options. Don't all couples have this arrangement? Seems like something folks should talk about along with living wills, burrial arrangements, family size, etc.
I don't know how Spielberg feels about music montages but if they want this show to survive it's first 12 episodes he might want to incorporate a bit of emo music at the end of the next few episodes. Worked for SGU