I was looking forward to the next installment after the two-hour opener. I enjoyed the show and was happy to see a case started and finished in one show. I've not read the book nor seen the movie so I'm coming into this without any knowledge of the backstory. The premiere did a good job and bringing the storyline up to date and set an excellent backstory. It also started two cases that didn't finish (Donnell Heywood and Sarah Holt) and set the stage for some excellent drama moving forward.
Having said that, I also like to watch shows that have a start and a finish. It doesn't have to be as stand-alone as Law & Order, but it does need to be self-contained at least a little bit.and this show had a terrific story that left Mitch in a horrible place. I can't imagine knowing what he knew and not being able to do anything about it. They came up with a good solution in the end.
It's filmed in Canada and a lot of the cast is Canadian as well. :)