So I'm a long time fan of sci-fi but didn't REALLY get into what I would call the "culture" of it until this summer, when I tried out Stargate SG-1. Since then I have finished up SG-1, Atlantis, started BSG, and thinking about trying out more shows. This happens to be one of the ones I'm thinking of.
Most of the bad reviews on Amazon don't really explain very well why the show is bad. IMDB has a fairly good rating at 7.7 (currently). I have read the basic plot and it sounds very interesting.
What reasons could I expect to enjoy this show if I were to get into it?