So we just finished watching episode 16 of Orb and it's been really great thus far, although, I could have done without the clipshow (thank the gods I was able to skip to the next episode since there was no reason to watch something recapping what I just spent the last several hours before it watching). I really love his Hurricane form, but I think my favorite is the Belial/Zoffy one. He is just a total badass when he goes all Man of Steel on his enemies.
I wasn't a fan of the SSP initially, but they have grown on me significantly since the first episode. In fact, it seemed like once the show moved past their antics of being storm chasers every episode they got much better. My favorite episode is probably the one in the forbidden forest but my favorite scene is when the psychic girl is sitting next to Gai and calls him out as being Orb. That was freaking hilarious.
On the other hand, I was kind of disappointed that Metron just disappeared while Don Nostra and the other dude were just killed without accomplishing anything. We never even got to watch them fight Orb. The little dig Metron makes about having to cancel the cigarette plot was down right hilarious though and I loved it when they were all playing cards.
Speaking of cards, the gimmick is cool, but weren't these cards also the gimmick in X? I remember the X movie I saw a few week's ago using those very cards that the alien scientist dude created.
Lastly, the effects in this show are really impressive. The miniatures are spectacular looking and there have been some truly great camera angles. Overall, I'm really impressed with this show and it seems to have been an excellent choice to get my g/f into the franchise as she is really enjoying it to, maybe even more than I am.