So I started rewatching this, originally a few years I dismissed it. But the pilot was actually really good, better than most tv shows. Second episode was meh, but I plan on sticking with it.
This video encouraged me to give it a chance.
I think the problem was that I was going in with the perception that a show without Batman was pointless, and stuff like Arrow and Flash left a bad taste. Although Black Lightning and Supergirl are admittedly great.