Anybody else likes this show. With the 1953 film being one my favorite Sci-fi films overall, I was thrilled to see a series made decades later and still being so close in spirit. It was a great combination of lovable cast members and '80s horror. What somewhat kills it for me is the lost potential. The first season had so many interesting subplots and characters going for, most of which were discarded in the second one.
Anyhow as far as the whole War of the Worlds "saga" goes I'd rank just below the 1953 film and far above all 3 2005 films (though I do enjoy Spielberg's reimagining from time to time).