I had been looking for something in which vampires were not about sex and love and sex, I wanted brutal vampires who were all about killing and eating and gathering more of their kind. The show skips through a lot of stuff to get to the meat of the story faster. While it isn't exactly like the book I think that is a good thing. It is like the book in many ways, but I don't think you need to read the book to enjoy the show. Since this was the first episode I won't judge it too harshly right now. I'd like to see how they work through things and keep it interesting. If you enjoy horror and suspense television you might like this. If they keep up the suspense and the horror elements this might be an all right show.
I look forward to the next episode, hoping they keep it interesting and enjoyable to watch.