well, there's been 6 episodes so far and i've watched a couple, 3 i think, and i'm not impressed, and i watch crap like this all the time on tv. it has a great cast, that's for sure. wasted on this, but great. he's decent, lily taylor has a huge resume, mackenzie crook is a genius, and 'that other guy that's in everything' is good. but the show.. not so much.
it's a police procedural set in the future, basically a mainstream channel's version of the blade runner future. gee, haven't seen that done verbatim a thousand times before. and while some other syfy shows actually do have long story arcs that elevate the melodrama to some of the interesting questions found in great science fiction writing, there's nothing in this that hasn't been done to death in everything from westworld to the above mentioned blade runner to a.i. to i robot, etc.
robots are neat to look at, neat to think about, but still a pretty weak plot device if there's nothing else. and i do fully expect them to trot out the now standard, stock 'long story arc' scriptwriting as well at some point, but there's no meat to tie it to. and given abrams now growing reputation for 'faking' depth like he did in 'lost', 'alias', 'alcatraz', & 'revolution', i'm not expecting much.
i guess you could say it's alright "for what it is", but i'm already holding it to the pretty low standard of other syfy channel/vancouver-stable-of-talent type shows, and if it's not better than stargate or caprica, it's already dropping below a C-.