This show officially joins Desperate Housewives as one where the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
I mean, it's clichéd, it's extremely unbelievable1, it's silly, it's not particularly well acted and it doesn't have nearly enough Australians in it2.
On the other hand, it's compelling, it's intriguing, it's got some great moments and it's a lot of fun.
From what I've heard about this show, I can expect it to get even whackier as the season progresses. I look forward to it.
1For instance, all the injuries sustained in the plane crash are either fatal/mortal (like fatal but slower) or minor (cuts and bruises). Not one of the survivors has a broken bone.
2 OK, a plane is flying from Sydney to Los Angeles, and crashes en route. Approximately 50 people survive. Of those 50 people, one is an Australian. So, what they are saying is that one fiftieth of the people on a flight from Sydney to L.A. are Australian. OK, to be fair, they haven't actually introduced all 50 survivors individually, the show does have a lot of extras who just mill about in the background. But taking named characters as a guide instead, that still leaves us with something like one in fifteen. I reckon, in reality, at least a quarter of such a flight's passenger roster would likely be Australian, probably more.