When I first saw the previews for this show, I was a tad unimpressed. Then I watched it.
I like being wrong.
The story hits the ground running with solid characters, a mystery that keeps the audience guessing, and a serious edge to the show that provides more than a breath of fresh air. The story's pacing, while wobbly at first as it moved to introduce characters and plot, soon found itself on solid ground. It's engaging, it's mysterious, and it's not afraid to add it's own brand of snarky humor to the table.
The characters may be what I like most about this show. Each incredibly different, with their own quirks and flaws that make them stand out of the fray, and with each episode the audience can find themselves connect more and more with certain charterers. Not to say that it didn't have its flaws. Some charterers can be downright gone for several episodes, and when they suddenly pop back in, it can be difficult to reconnect with them.
You know, until the show does its thing.
But what really impresses me is the second half of the first season as we explore not only the mystery surrounding Rex and the fateful Event, but dive into the motivations of other characters. We see a world on the brink of extinction and see people fighting to save it in their own way. And it's told in such a way that makes the characters feel more real, more solid, than before. There's a depth to them that's hard to find, and to me, that's a gem for a show.
Would I recommend Generator Rex? In a heartbeat. It's one roaring ride and I'm sure you'll enjoy yourself. As long as you don't mind the snark talking monkey in the back.