STFU with all the haters. What did you expect some 1 dimensional humans vs aliens gun battle that you could catch on XBOX without any character development? Obviously if you watched the preview for the rest of the season, you would see that the main outlaw becomes a major character( the cat from prison break). What is with some of you impatient douchebags. I thought for regular TNT cable, the premiere was actually very good. It established some characters and personalities for us, established the human vs alien element but also bringing into play the very real possibility of human v human conflict.
When they were first shooting at eachother in the armory, the first thing I thought was wow they found some homies. Sure enough, they found outlaws who sought to extort them, even though they shared a common greater enemy. And the outlaw leader is an educated man who can relate to the lead character, obviously setting him up for future importance. We were introduced to the conflict between the military commander and his civilian sympathetic 2nd, as well as the disparity between the soldier elite and the civilians who are looked upon by some as a burden.
Sure this aint The Wire or Game of Thrones but take it for what it is. A TNT series version of Independence day. Bottom line, if you don't like it, don't watch it. If enough people share your sentiment, it will be cancelled.