I'm not really impressed TBH, it wasn't BAD but there just wasn't any spark to it for me. The costumes and aliens etc were alright but not amazing and all the outside scenes were either just in the forest or rather conspicuous CG while driving.
I'm still not sure what the hook was meant to be, what's meant to make me watch next week? The only thing slightly interesting was the possibility that the main character could have been separated from his parents and will try to find them but they didn't really establish that train of thought at all.
It seemed like there wasn't really any conflict for the 2 main characters, they ended up in a pretty sweet position. St Louis(defiance) seems to be a little TOO sweet IMO, hopefully they don't fall into the Terra Nova trap of family drama set in mildly sci-fi setting rather than doing a really decent story.
Time will tell I guess, i'll probs keep watching because all the females in the show are smokin