Here's something I didn't know: season 1's order is only 12 episodes. Don't know if they'll get a back nine for the rest of the season or if 12 episodes is it. Also, don't know how many episodes next season will be. If it's just 12, they're following the cable formula now for dramatic series.
I watched both episodes with my 5 year old and 4 year old sons (I saw the first one On Demand previously to make sure they could handle it) and they loved it. I enjoyed it and now it will be part of our Friday nights. Much like Avatar was.