Well good to see you liked it. We watched the first episode and I was like 'sooo boring, we'll come back'. Honestly, Naveen Andrews is the only reason I want to watch it so it is good to know that it gets better.
Most of the review sites received the first three episodes as a preview, but in my opinion it gets much better after that. A shame because most of the sites gave it negative reviews based on these first three. They are movie-makers, so I think they were relying on a slow burn up through the season - like along movie. Thing is, though, with TV folks need to get hooked. I just happened to power through and it got more interesting once it got past its awkward phase.