Finally got around to watching this thanks to Netflix picking it up. Overall probably the best space sci-fi tv show I've seen in quite a while. (For the record: I never really got into BSG.)
Loved all the world building, although during the first third of the season I still was occasionally firing up Google because someone referred to the "OPA" or some character. Hell, the season is over and I still wouldn't be able to give you/remember some of the character names.
Th cast is strong, overall, but certainly not perfect. I liked Tom Jane's Miller and the ruthless side of Wes Chatham's character. And having just watched The Crown I was delighed to see Jared Harris again so soon. But, man, Steven Strait? Seems to come from the same factory that churns out generic handsome actors that Brett Dalton was produced in. You know, not really bad, not sticking out like a sore thumb, but with a more limited acting range than other members of the cast.
I really how the tackled some parts of the script. The 'hole' scene in episode 4--certainly the best episode along with episode 8--was terrific in that the signicant bit happened offscreen and in complete silence. It's only a a few confusing moments that you get to see what went down and yep - "Oh shit!" The interrogation scene with Lopes (episode 3, I think?) as great, too, in how the camera put the viewer in his perspective and showed how he tried to pick up on cues after taking the drug. Same for Amos sensing the tac team trying to get ready to strike in episode 8.