The cinematography and scenery is great. I think it even improves with the second season.
They tried to cram an awful lot in the first episode. Really the first few episodes. Much of it I think is unneeded. But I think it's setting up a lot for future seasons.
I definitely enjoy the show when taking it for what it is. I haven't heard anything about the books this is based on. So I'm not sure if the books have an incredible story line or not. But I enjoy watching it either way.
and I definitely have a thing for Beth Dutton. LMAO