I've seen the first two episodes. Because of the subject matter I like it, but it's not amazing or anything. The first episode had several scenes that just didn't make sense. I wish they'd dragged out yer man's realisation of what is happening across a couple of episodes at least. By the way, the ad breaks on american tv make shows nearly unwatchable!
Jesus lads yiz are reading FAR too much into it... Let it go. Seriously pedantic gripes.
and its very spot on to the book with some great elaborations & improvements. Ep 1 was pretty much the first 2 books.