yeah the pilot wasn't off to a good start for me. I normally am not attracted to "action" TV shows like CSI or whatever, but this one seemed unique and while it has overblown stories (intentionally) it has enough depth for my attention.
I appreciate shows that are hyper realistic AND they more or less claim to be. Once the characters grow on you, it gets even better. And like a few other shows, some of the minor characters are explored more in depth with surprisingly good results.