Even if you don't watch the series and have no interest in this type of program, it is worth looking for the opening title sequence with Jeanette Olsson's haunting rendition of Edelweiss. For those intending to watch it, heads up that second episode is over an hour.
People either love it or find it really slow and it certainly has a very slow pace. At the start I didn't enjoy it as the series concentrated on the resistance, using Juliana Crane (Alexa Davalos) and Joe Blake (Luke Kleintank) as the ground level human interest pieces. It made sense to do that, it allowed them to show how USA is different (though the first episode was so unsubtle one expected each scene to start with a marching band singing "WE ARE NAZI'S") which it usually did well with the little and big changes bar said first episode. It gave human, American faces to this new world but in the early episodes, I would enjoy around 30 minutes and then get bored as though good individual characters and some good scenes, by themselves they lacked the ability to hold the fascinating for forty minutes.
It was when the likes of the Japanese Trade Minister (Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa), Obergruppenführer Smith (Rufus Sewell), Chief Inspector Kido (Joel de la Fuente) come not only into play but become involved in their lives, when it is less about the Crane's and Blake's. The plans at the top are intresting but also the top characters are the most intresting, nearly all the best scenes are with the top figures then the guys on the ground. There are some great scenes with the people on the ground
Overall I would say it is an intresting show and I look forward to seeing season two but I hope it remembers the need to keep the top guys in and doesn't try to make it too much about the Crane's, Field's and Blakes