I totally agree with you. I am really looking forward to seeing if the second episode will be better than the first but they will have to figure out something else for the family to do. Although the season won't be very long, I think many people will lose interest if we just see these people get haunted every week.
What was the first thing we saw in the show? The house in 1978. The house is the principal character and we'll see more about it than our "family." More about its previous occupants and those who are trying to protect/destroy it. I'm thinking of the scene in the preview where they say "You get the shovel, I'll get the bleach." I'm more interested in the horrors of the house than the dysfunction of the family.