The set up is a good one, closer to Alias than Lost, in that it involves a group of people working together against a big bad guy. In this case it looks, so far, like the antagonist will be a large corporation, Massive Dynamics, but I'm sure that will change several times throughout the season. I really enjoyed Alias for quite some time as I found the soap opera and comedic elements blended well with some of the best action on TV at the time and this looks like it could offer similar opportunities. My hope is that it won't get too bogged in the larger story right away and is more free just to show us smaller stories in the way X-Files did for years.
All in all the first episode was a lot of fun and I am cautiously optimistic about the series in the long run.
Plus, it's got Daniels from The Wire and that guy is awesome!