I'm sorry I haven't been writing much, but luckily after the disappointment of Terra Nova, I've found a better show. Grimm!
But the second and third episodes took care of that. Werebears and bee-people are not something I expected. And Nick, being a detective, has the know-how necessary to truly investigate. He gets a little help from his aunt before she passes and he's off on his own with only her notes. He also enlists the help of a werewolf named Monroe who has reformed his ways. We haven't, 3 episodes in, have something that would endanger his girlfriend Juliette yet, but hopefully the writers will be creative with the trope. Come on, we all know it's coming.
The cast is pretty good. Phenomenal? No, but they definitely get you hooked enough to the stories. The setting in Oregon is perfect, the forest and urban areas intertwining is believable and not forced. The writing is shaky in the first episode, but it gets better as the show goes on. I will say on all fronts the show isn't shit-your-pants amazing, but I feel like that there is finally a good amount of nerdy shows and this is one is well done and not just milking the from the current nerd popularity teat or ratings.