I've watched the first 2 episodes. My opinions are shaded by having watch the original series. I like both the Liz and Max characters. Not so much the other 2 aliens. As for the stories, I have a few issues there as well. I'm still watching. I always like to give sci-fi and fantasy shows a few episode to work out the kinks.
I wouldn't get to attached. On the pilot week it was the lowest rated scripted show of the week. It did not do much better last week.
I didn't watch the original series, so I will give it a chance. Maybe people didn't see the pub and missed the show. I know that I almost missed it, too.
I like Liz and Max characters, too. I suppose, the others will be our bad guys.