Well ... I'm up to episode nine now, and my opinion on the show has taken a complete 180° since the first few. There's a genuinely interesting backstory going on here, people aren't who you first think they are, and it's a pretty good show. So far, I prefer it to the original production. Even the creatures are better behaved in later episodes, although I still question whether they'd actually walk through a glowing hole in the universe that spits out dinosaurs.
The Reeves-Stevens duo continue to impress me.