What I did not realize before and what you need to know is this is a series REBOOT, not a sequel. I am now much more relaxed, knowing they are not going to ruin my perfect, perfect show.
Apparently, this series will follow the manga storylines more closely. I'm not sure why they decided to re-make FMA at all, but, hey, I'm not complaining
The first episode was really gorgeous, visually. I was so happy to see all the characters again. And, damn, but I didn't realize how much I missed Al yelling out "nii-san!" all the time.
It was mostly intro/re-intro and set-up so I don't have a lot to say, plot-wise. I think I need to watch it again.
Verdict: Yay! I will keep watching! But I won't expect it to touch me as deeply as the first series did.