I love all scientific documentary type shows, especially those that discuss the universe. I do think when comparing them all, the presentation of the cosmos series is a little boring. Having one man talk non-stop against a serene background makes me a little sleepy if I'm sitting in a comfortable chair. hehe. Of course that's not a bad thing for me. Actually, I was watching all the original Cosmos shows they were playing on the National Geographic channel, and Sagan sounded like a great philosopher. Putting science in a more social context. Tyson was decent, but he didn't come close to Sagan's presentation.
It's still early, but I don't know if this show will appeal to the masses, unless they already have an interest in science.