7 May 2015 | roycelerwick
Yes, endure the first episode and then move on.
The reviewers who claim this is boring and not at all funny apparently don't understand that its sort of the point. This is farce. It is not belly-laughing, joke-telling, and gag pulling. It's a crappy SciFi series. That's the joke. Having said that, the ensemble doesn't really kick in until towards the end of the second episode, and of course, when Joel Hodgson and Trace Beaulieu start having scenes together, that's instant ensemble and instant comedy--some serious laughs are in there, trust me. And some good character development and quirky plot twists. I can't give examples or I'll be banned and heavily fined. When I rated this, I penalized the first episode which was a rather perfunctory exposition on the characters and premise. It's the part of the disaster movie where you're forced to welcome and identify with a bunch of characters who are going to get blown up later on, so you really want to hit FF and get to the explosions. But it serves a purpose, so I guess it had to be there.