I know I'm slow to the party, so to speak. I'm not really. I watched the show immediately after it had uploaded to Netflix at midnight, July 15. I watched three episodes then had to go to bed and finished it up later that morning! Amazing show! Love love everything... setting, plot, characters, performances, music, etc. Fantastic homage to 80's films.
I don't have a favorite character because they each had their moments. Even Dr. Brenner. He was written well as the vague villain. All the paranoia of that era (cold war, aliens, supernatural, etc) is so on mark. I'm so glad that the creators are planning a second season. Meanwhile I am spreading the word to everyone to watch it!