GREAT first episode. As you said, potential on potential on potential. They "Tyrant" angle was played up so well in the promos, and the first episode carried out the suspense of the promos perfectly.
The acting-while not oscar worthy, was still above par for cable TV. And between that and the incredible script, the first episode was so good and seemed so plausible, that it actually had me a bit disturbed and wanting to turn away from the show at parts because of what they were portraying. And there were definitely a bunch of non-PC moments.
Hopefully they can see this through to a solid season or two.
this guy is the son of a tyrant in a middle eastern country. he ran away as a kid and hasn't been back in 20 something years. his nephew is getting married and the guy decides to go back for the first time in 20 something years. once he's there, **** goes down.
i've been into it since the start. seems like it's a great show. i love FX, they really push the envelope with their shows. i'm itching to see what the do with the other new show The Strain that premiers this sunday.