The transition from FX to DirecTV is near seamless. The biggest difference is it runs similar to HBO. No commercials, no filter, just 57 minutes of great drama.
The Premier which introduces a bevy of new characters, including several familiar actors such as John Goodman, who after an amazing turn on Treme gave me faith that he is capable of doing great drama, and Dylan Baker who you may not know by name, but you'll definitely recognize his face. Both portray powerful characters who are charismatic enough to draw you into their world even if they've been in one episode.
My biggest gripe thus far is the ending teasers. The show has been great at showing the ending to you in bits and pieces per episode. The teasers in the premier seemed rather weak compared to previous seasons.
I won't spoil anything major since I definitely want you all to check out the prior seasons, but aside from the weak flash forwards, this episode was an easy 9.5/10 for me.
Oh and just because she's absolutely gorgeous, here's a pic of Rose Byrne.