The series takes after criminologists from New York FBI and their day by day work from those energizing cases that they need to manage. In the first story, two specialists Maggie Bell and Omar Adon Zidan have a case to illuminate about a bomb blast.
The series by Law & Order creator Dick Wolf is a fast-paced drama that's engaging and timely but still polished and slick enough to deliver the type of escapist entertainment Law & Order fans recognize.
Given that it hits all the familiar Law & Order beats, the success of FBI is contingent on the charisma of its two leads, and the first episode does little to convince that Maggie Bell is even playing the same sport as Olivia Benson.
Don't worry, Rest of the Country: New York is seething with lots of tensions, racial and otherwise, but it's a hell of a lot nicer - and more interesting, beautiful and exciting - than portrayed in FBI's pilot.