I recorded this last week and just watched it over the weekend. I didn't know JJ Abrams was involved till the opening credits rolled. Then I figured we were in for another "Lost" type show and, sure enough, first commercial break and they showed some symbol on the screen. Before the show was even over I looked up Massive Dynamics on the web and found their site.
Then when, at the end, it showed the same symbol on a security pad as one of the commercial breaks showed, plus the in-show commercial for MD, I pretty much figured I wouldn't bother to watch this show if it's going to be another case of having to spend a lot of time off-air researching things in order to understand what's going on.
The show itself wasn't bad. I liked Anna Torv and I've always been a fan of Joshua Jackson, even though he didn't have a huge part in the opener. It's basically the X-Files meets Lost with a little Millennium thrown in. In other words, it's not a new forumula. I'll probably watch it again this week but once the new season really starts rolling, if something better is on opposite this show I might pass it up.