I haven't seen the movie and I don't really have any interest in searching it out, I'd rather judge this show on its own merits. So far its pretty bland.
I don't have any problem telling the characters apart - well the main three - the other four are that guy from Mad Men, that guy from One Tree Hill and two others!
I do think that we're half-way through the season and I don't feel we've really gotten to know any of the characters. And since we're not getting much space or training to keep things interesting that's a huge problem. Everything is very superficial or soap-operish.
My eyes were seriously rolling at not-Martha wanting to change her name to Alan!