It wasn't exactly "Downton Abbey" nor "Dexter," but I dived into it head first and always looked forward to it each week, although I do confess that I had somewhat of a is-that-all-there-is reaction to the final episode and hope they have some more interesting ideas for season 2.
It was great to see Mike Vogel in a successful network series -- in 2011 he was in the cancelled "Miami Medical" and the also cancelled "Pan Am," plus they killed him off in "Bates Motel," probably so he could return to CBS for "Dome." He's the emotional heart of the story and I'm so happy he got this show. It's also nice to see Rachelle Lefevre (she was the first of the 2 evil Victorias in "The Twilight Saga") in a nice role. And Dean Norris, who was so good as the dedicated DEA agent searching for the meth chef (not knowing it's his own brother-in-law) on "Breaking Bad," is quite hateful as the corrupt town leader on "Dome."