I thought the first ten minutes was great, really capturing the excitement and glamour of the time and introducing the setting and cast effectivley, but then it faltered in its overdone flashback backstories for the characters. And it clearly staked its claim to be an old-fashioned, middlebrow adventure/romance show, not an angsty drama like Mad Men... not that there's anything wrong with that. At least the very attractive cast made it darn easy to watch... But I thought it odd that the show's big star and initially most interesting character - Christina Ricci's beatnik - had the least screen time. What's with that? Anyway, it was watchable - which is alot more than I can say for The Playboy Club!