I've watched the first 2 episodes. You're right, it is a bit slow so far, but I do get the sense that there are some interesting storylines to follow. Been struggling to get motivated to watch the next episode though.
It does seem to have more intelligent dialogue than Dexter though. I watched season 1 of that a while ago and just found some of the writing predictable and amateurish. That black cop that's on to Dexters 'habit', Dexter's sister, and the Asian CSI dude...all 3 of these shit me...none of them are believable characters and just spew bullshit from their word holes. Around a year after watching season 1, I eventually got around to watching episode 1 of season 2. I turned it off halfway through and won't watch it again.
Breaking Bad - now that's a real show baby! Viva la Heisenberg!