When I first watched this series, as it aired on FOX, I tuned in for Bradley Cooper (of Alias) and Nicholas Brendon (of Buffy, the Vampire Slayer). I later found that John Cho was in it, too. I like a show with faces that are familiar from somewhere else because it feels like an inside joke.
Revisting the show on Hulu.com I now know who Anthony Bourdain is and I recognize Andrea Parker from The Pretender. I also recognize the pilot's director Darren Star, John Francis Daley from Bones, and Bonnie Somerville from the also short-lived Cashmere Mafia. It kinda makes me hope that everyone in the show will pop back up again.
The pilot makes me feel that the show is full of potential but has yet to hit the right note. The ensemble seems well put together and all the parts seem well cast. There is probably a good food analogy to say what I'm trying to say but I'm not a foodie or a professional chef. It's like they have premium ingredients but they just don't seem to go together yet. I hope they figure out a new recipe in future episodes.