I'm a well read grad student who's bluntly honest about all things, although I try to be most honest about myself.
I'm not sure what the fuss was all about: I don't think the negative reviews were completely trustworthy. Or maybe I'm not? Maybe I just got too emotionally invested?
I actually really liked Gorgon, and I thought Triton could have been done better makeup/CGI wise. (This was a TV show, not a movie budget, though.) Medusa's hair was the worst CGI wise, and, yeah, cringe-worthy. Even this worked at times, like the sexytimes scene that made me wanna barf because I have human-sexytimes issues.
I had more issues with Auran - why use her since they revamped her into a completely new character - and with a plot twist involving Medusa and another involving Maximus. I'd have more problems with a more problematic script, but overall I thought this was okay. A teeny bit slow moving, but overall, it caught the general characters/world quite well.
I thought it was fairly gorgeous in how it was filmed, and so I really liked this a lot! I'm looking forward to the show, now.