I kind of think that this show came about because of the success of 24. But I could be wrong. I think that they shared a few things though. Boom town wasn't really shown in real time, it was more shown in several people's point of view. But the whole process seemed similar to me.
One thing that I noticed each time the events would replay through some one else's point of view, I would notice things that I had not noticed before. Even though they were very much apparent.
I really thought that this show would last longer than it did. But it did bring a little light onto Donnie Wahlberg's acting ability.