The show kinda boils down to a Walking Dead knockoff with vampires playing both villainous parts. The feral vampires are about as intelligent as walkers and about as lethal--meaning that they usually just serve as fodder unless there are loads of them. The more intelligent vampires have factions, intrigue, espionage, and way too much animalistic behavior. Seriously, it's distracting how often they grunt, snort, and open and close their mouths while having normal discussions in comically gutteral voices.
The human side is what keeps this show going. Well, some of them. Some characters are witty and deep while others are illogical or completely irrelevant. When I keep forgetting about characters in a group of less than 10 people, there's something wrong.
I'm not in love with this show. In fact, I'd say it's more bad than good, but it's just good enough for me to finish the first season. I highly doubt I'll pay much attention when Season 2 releases, though. Also, I believe the summary of this show, which I've read elsewhere, kinda spoils something. I'm on Episode 11, and there's been zero mention thus far of her being "resurrected". She had a life before everything went vampire. In fact, she was married before "The Rising" and even has a child. Finding her child is her motivation. Speaking of motivation, the group seems to be very easily sidetracked away from important goals. Serial killer among the group? Let's all get drunk and sing songs together! Still missing that daughter? You should probably try to solve everyone else's problems before really looking for her at all.
I take it back, this show is pretty stupid. I just talked myself down to a 2-Star review.