This is an ambitious sci-fi show, original and intriguing. Charlie Jade is a great character, played well by Jeffrey Pierce. I was expecting a slightly cheesy show, because of the shiny action-man cover of the DVD, but this is distinctly cheese-free. This is a story-arc show, like BSG or LOST or Jericho, and there are only a couple of vaguely stand-alone epidodes. I liked this, and it definately draws you into the world.
However, there are flaws. It takes a long time to get going, and the tone is so serious and often grim, I nearly gave up after a few episodes. I think they really could have condensed the whole show into a few less episodes, to keep the viewers interested. And too much time is spent exploring the lives of characters we dont care about. Another thing I think would have really helped ease of viewing is if they had occasionally lightened the tone. There have been many sci-fi shows that have juxtaposed serious drama with humour (Stargate, Firefly..), and very successfully. It even enhances the serious bits, because you become more attached to the characters if they have shown a bit of a sense of humour. Plus it's just creates a more fun show.
Charlie Jade is worth watching, but it won't keep on you on the edge of your seat (until maybe the last couple of episodes). But if you are prepared to work a little for your sci-fi, you will enjoy this.