Lane, glad you and Wardog enjoyed it! The concept is superb, and the way they unrolled it in the pilot is, I agree, top shelf. The opening is especially brilliant--an instant hook.
I haven't really formed a theory beyond what's been presented. What are your thoughts? Both real? That's my inclination. Honestly, I think that's more powerful because giving up a dream would be a lot easier than giving up an entire reality.
I'm looking forward to the second episode on Hulu.
I'm also ecstatic that MAD MEN returns this month, hopefully on iTunes or Amazon onDemand.