I'm giving it a shot now.
I especially liked that they tried to come up with some unusual abilities (or different twists, anyway).
Three episodes in and they're still providing plenty of exposition for new viewers to pick up on. Each episode has been self-contained so far, but they're also laying the groundwork for what I assume will be the seasonal arc: "What goes on at Binghampton?"
My wife's favorite character all along has been Gary, and I guess he's mine, too. I'll bet he's a lot of peoples' favorite.
Mild SPOILERS follow.
The featured Alpha last night had a power without a comic book precedent that I can think of: a literally adictive personality. The character was on a killing spree, making friends then rejecting them, causing them to die from withdrawal.