I have never seen this concept, done like this before.
and I cant really argue for any of it without huge spoilers which I dont wanna do.
Tone down the hype...
The pilot was boring in a sense. I have not watched the movie but I could totally see where things were headed, it was very predictable. That's not bad, it's just a pilot.
The concept is not original, but that doesn't mean the show will be bad. It just means the concept has been dealt with extensively before.