Yeah I thought the script was a tad week. I didn't think the acting was the greatest. Overall I did like the show though and think that there is potential for this to be a good one. I felt some of the scenes stole from the "Goodfellas" style and obviously so.I do hope this series will live up to expectations. I thought the opening episode was nothing special. Yes, the sets and costumes were great and added to the period-piece atmosphere, but the script was mundane.
One reviewer posted last week that the opening was indeed the weakest episode and the series improves. Time will tell.