Too much is crammed into the pilot episode, too many characters introduced, and the writing is weak. I can't remember half of the names.
Also, I miss the uniforms of the original. You could at least tell who was human and who was a Visitor!
I'll re-watch on hulu (I was distracted by election coverage) later. But I don't have very high hopes.
Meanwhile, I've watched some of the old mini on SyFy. It was so much fun! The effects don't quite hold up, but the story sure does.