You owe it to yourself and everyone else to watch the series. When was the last time you heard of a major network rolling out a major science show in primetime?! In an age where ratings and drawing viewer attention are the biggest thing networks care about they are showing science in a great way and have a chance to actually teach something to the American people and that's exciting.
Probably the last Sagan series(if you count PBS) and this show's ratings will be huge simply by how many Fox networks this series is airing on. Fox will make sure this show has great ratings .