I can only speak to the pilot as that is all that has aired at the time of this writing.
I don't much watch network fare. If you watch cable and premium offerings and then try to watch those offered by the networks,you wonder if the writing is flat because they are focused on a different,maybe younger and older,on both extremes or if they have a large number of TV watchers who don't get cable and premium and don't know the difference in quality??? We have a town full of mainly 20 something's who look like they spend all their time in the gym and in front of the mirror. The characters lack character,number one. I tried this because I like and am a fan of Supernatural from the CW. It is very good because the writing is excellent. The stories are clever and they don't take themselves seriously. It works. The acting is decent. Also from network TV I watch Elementary. Good acting,stories relatively clever.
Unfortunately,at least as far as this pilot was concerned none of what makes Supernatural worth watching is the case here. Acting was superficial. While the characters could be interesting they were, all of them contrived and lacked the kind of intrigue that might compel an audience to want to tune in again. Is this just for kids one wants to ask. Maybe???
The same ol fare with little flare. After watching and there are many these days on cable,from Orphan Black to Mr. Robot,Preacher,Dirk Gently,Broadchurch,Claws,Vikings,The Strain,Bates Motel,Killjoys,American Horror,Better Call Saul,Legion,which is amazing,Humans,Hap and Leonard,12 Monkeys,Walking Dead,Into the Badlands,Taboo,also amazing,The Expanse,Major Crimes,(pushing it a bit,lol)but I like it,...,Z Nation,Mercy Street,The Last Kingdom,and more the Networks need to do better than this.
Now if you only watch network fare then you would not know the difference....they say ignorance is bliss,not always,I'll admit,but in this instance ....And the Emmys are not reflective either of the real talent out there,save a few and the premiums which I omitted.
All this and I will give it 3 eps. I hope i can come back after and say,,oops,should have waited. This got really good. We'll see. Respectfully