Personally I was really looking forward to a show that's meta yet shooting for serious. So I think I went into the show expecting something truly unique and that it would possibly blow me a way. I don't think Cult did that for me, but I definitely think I'm coming back for ep 2.
Right from the start the show within a show felt a bit over the top in that bad CW kind of way. The catch phrase about things breaking off and the way they had Robert Knepper mugging it up every two minutes didn't inspire a lot of confidence. It all felt like they were trying to slap the broad strokes up there to quickly (a sad trapping in most pilots). However, as the show went on it did something that's pretty unique on television...it kind of got creepy andeerie. Which I loved.
So internet what did you like? What don't you like? Am I going to be the only person posting on this forum? Also, would it be to much trouble if tv.com had another Cult section so I can post on the forum within the show within a show? The last question was just a lame attempt at humor.