My love for the original mini-series is pretty well-documented on this blog and elsewhere. I’m going to give the new series a few more weeks, mostly out of nostalgia (and because I like some of the actors).
But, honestly, the first misstep to me was using the ‘V’ as a symbol for the aliens and calling them Vs. Anyone remember that moment in the original mini-series when that ‘V’ was spray-painted across the poster? It was meaningful and inspiring (to me, anyway). Heavy-handed, yes. But more than humans vs. aliens.
ETA2: Aha! Found it (the 2nd video is actually the first appearance of the symbol, but the speech toward the end of the first is what gave *that character* doing it so much weight):
I really hope this series is more than just humans vs. aliens :-/ Because if you’re going to do it … do it right.
ETA: Also, I really hope there is a WTF moment as awesome as this: