I was a HUGE fan of the original series and I was sooo hyped to see it last night!
I thought it was pretty intense. They just threw you into the story and let things go from there. There was none of the cheesyness of the original version.
What really surprised the H*LL out of me was that it was/is being filmed in my city!!! My jaw dropped when I saw some of the locations. The part where the plane crashed and the pilot parachuted out and landed was right in front of Dh's workplace! He said it was back in March/April and that he knew some kind of filming was going on. He said he saw the parachute and everything!
The church is actually really a church (at least the outside of it), I don't know if the interior shots are of the inside of the church or not, since I've never been in. Its in a really rough side of town, even though the police station is right across the street from it.
The docks are where my sister works, and they are actually a working port.
What I didn't like about last night's episode was how "pretty" the actors looked. They kind of looked *too* perfect, yk? I mean, when was the last time you saw a teenaged boy with perfect skin on his face, and hair that just waved just so? It was very stereotyped I thought, CIA agent, priest, good looking teen and his slightly overweight, goofy best friend, etc. I want to see some "real" people!