I like it too. And not only because some of the outfits they pour Alba into are simply scandalous. Personally, I think it’s a fairly well thought out (minus some anachronisms) and well written show. Yes they overdo/overwrite her “tough girl” act, but this serves nicely to make her soft side so much cuter, IMHO.
No, although I’ll admit the dialogue still needs some tweaking, it does hit all the right points on plot. Like Lumpy says, the fact that it has an arc puts it ahead of most television (including Buffy in it’s first season or two, IIRC). I like what they’re doing with the other Manticore kids (I could’ve sworn they wouldn’t have shown up until the end of the season), and the episodes with the Reds were excellent too. Of course, I also watch a lot of anime, and therefore appreciated the “powering up” aspect of the episode.
So, yeah, it has its ups and downs, but it’s in its first season and looks to be hitting its stride fairly well. And since they seem to be following all the right formulas in my book, I’m looking forward to seeing where they’re going.
And, aynrandlover if you don’t mind my asking, how does someone who likes Ayn Rand also like Dark Angel? Not that there’s anything wrong with it, but as with my literature prof that’s an avid Buffy/Angel watcher, dichotomies such as this interest me.