I saw the pilot at comic-con, and I really enjoyed it. There are echos of X-Files here, but it's really a different animal.
Anna Torv does a great job, but she needs to work on her accent. It tends to slip from time to time. Our mad scientist is a great character, and feels like a laid back Doc Brown in many scenes.
I could do without the son, but I am hoping they find something constructive for him to do.