Just now seeing this as the cast is intriguing enough for me to take a look. Tom Payne was completely wasted on The Walking Dead, where all the showrunners' promises of what an awesome character he was never really materialized as he hung around, killed a few walkers with showy karate kicks, and then he died. I'm also always happy to watch Lou Diamond Phillips pop up in anything as that man is aging well.
I'm not a huge procedural kind of person, but I've seen enough to know that if you're watching police, lawyer, or doctor drama there's going to be a fair amount of stuff you're going to have to handwave away and just go with. I mean, does it seem extremely unlikely that someone as unstable as Malcolm Bright appears to be with his family ties is ever going to pass the necessary background checks to get anywhere close to this field? Sure. And the NYPD apparently just lets anyone who knows somebody on the force from way back work one of their ongoing cases? Okay, sure, let's go with that too. Our resident serial killer gets to have a nice office with all his old case files because he's got rich benefactors, one of whom seems to have visited him recently? Yeah, okay, why not?
It's a pilot, and pilots are often clunky while the show and the actors are still sorting themselves out. What works here is the offbeat energy between Malcolm and his whackadoo father and the whole devil/angel dichotomy Malcolm has going with Daddy and Arroyo. Michael Sheen is obviously having a lot of fun with the role. The actress playing his mother looks way waaay too young, even if we're to buy that she's one of those very well preserved women of a certain age, but I'm curious enough about the family dynamic of living longterm with something like Daddy being a famous serial killer enough to give them at least a few episodes.