Ok the CG may be a bit better but the way those bugs crawled up the wall was completely unconvincing. They really need to step up the quality of acting because some scenes are just so bland and choppy - half of the scenes just seemed put together as short, uninteresting somewhat connected storylines.
At the moment, I don't really know which characters I like - Nolan is probably the most likeable (basically Rick from TWD), Julie Benz is friendly, but she is powerless and can't intimidate anyone :S
This show is getting better, but without any serious aircrafts or high-tech nerd gadgets, Defiance comes off as a pre-1900's steampunk cowboy town. As long as they're sticking to cliches, please introduce some spaceships or some serious special effects :P Please?