Hey, wow. I've never been called out on a message board before. Cool!
Sorry, Melissa. I guess we'll just have to agree to disagree on this one. Granted, I only watched one and a quarter episodes before bailing, but it got way too ridiculous way too quickly. As I said on Filibuster, the premise is cool but the dialogue and plot contrivances are weak weak weak.
For example (SPOILERS, OBVIOUSLY), how exactly did they find the one guy who wasn't affected by the blackout after like five hours of searching surveillance cameras... in a huge crowd... at a baseball game? How did the world go back to near-normal a day or so after the blackout, when the first half of the pilot was all about the catastrophe burning a major city halfway to the ground? Why is homeland security so pissed about the FBI setting up a web site to gather intel? and most importantly, how the heck did the FBI manage to spend a million dollars on a web site in this day and age? They probably would have been better off using Facebook.
Nitpicks, I know, but that kind of stuff (coupled with my feeling no emotional connection to the characters) turned me off. Actually, the show gave me a real Heroes vibe right off the bat: cool concept, lackluster execution.
That said, I do hope for your sake that the show does well and that one day I'll be kicking myself for giving up on it so soon.