I am very happy to report that after a second week of V (the 2009 one, not the old one), I'm liking the show more and more. Oh, in case you couldn't tell, we're probably going to be talking a lot about what happened in the episode last night, so if you don't want to know, don't continue reading.
Now, while the show has flaws (and we'll talk about those), I really did enjoy the fact that the producers didn't keep the evilness of the Visitors hidden. There seems little to make anyone believe that the Visitors aren't out to try and destroy humanity. Of course, they were evil in the original series, but I wasn't going to put it past the producers to try and flip the story on us – the resistance being evil, the Visitors being good. They still could do that, but it seems increasingly less likely.
The biggest issue that the show might face at this point is the creation of the Resistance. There are good aliens hidden among us, there are bad aliens hidden among us, and Elizabeth Mitchell's Erica and Joel Gretsch's Father Jack are going to be our leaders in forming the Resistance and right now they're scared of their own shadows. If that remains the case, if the Resistance doesn't come about in relatively short order, the show could end up floundering.
Obviously there's a danger in the show progressing too quickly, moving the storyline ahead too quickly, not really letting the here and now develop, and not really allowing the producers themselves to figure out where the show is heading. On the other hand, if our leads just sort of dither around every week, hold off on forming the resistance, and do very little except covering their oh-so-light tracks, it could get awfully dull.
It could also get really dull if we get bogged down in a domestic dispute between Erica and her son, Tyler. I can't imagine that anyone really wants to see the show go down that road. No, what I think we all want is lizard on human fighting.