The second episode was better than the first. Tahmoh Penikett said the show really hits its groove around episode 5. Even Buffy and Angel took a little while to get really good - Buffy not until season 2, Angel about 6 or so episodes in. I mean, not everything can be season 1 of Lost or Heroes. And come on, Heroes sucks now. I'd rather watch a show that steadily gains momentum than one that starts strong and then crashes and burns phenomenally.