I love it, i was just waiting for something profound to happen since like the first ep because the show has a bit of a budget to not have any excitement, and ep 8 and 9 proved me more than right, but is it too little too late.
I would have to say yes the first 7 episodes you have got to admit were a little boring but I stuck with it because i could see the under currents building to a crescendo which would be spectacular and interesting and would make you think what the hell is going on and draw you in for more, but most people like gratification within a 45 minute window when it comes to TV because people dont have the time to sit and think ill keep watching this because i have a hunch that this is going to pick up.
if there had been a few expulsions blah blah blah less back story less soul searching it would have taken off like a rocket, but it wouldn't be such a brilliant show because all that stuff that i previously mentioned makes you really feel those high moments which i think there are going to be a lot of now.
unfortunately rating have plummeted since ep 1 and i doubt we are going to be getting a second season don't throw fruit or vegetables or anything i would die for a second season after this one but that tv for you
you can either be really popular and not have much back story excluding lost and a very few other shows or you can be a REALLY deep and riveting show and lose a massive chunk of your audience while your setting the scene...