I agree, there is a lot of potential for a show, but I'm really disappointed in the book so far. I don't feel anything for these characters, so I'm hoping the great cast can bring them to life better then Dr. Gupta did.
I also live just down I-75 in Ohio, so I do like the familar setting.
This would normally be the point where I would drop a book that I'm not into but I'm curious enough to see how it develops into a series (because it WILL be picked up, darn it!). Maybe it will get better.