Recycled, poorly executed stories--more appropriately, excerpts of stories. Using the Creepshow name and some of the original video effects of the original movies as a gimmick to attract an audience that craves nostalgia while also concealing the underwhelming and horrible concept, writing and execution of the series. I am personally offended that the creators have decided to use the comic sequence to avoid execution of certain scenes, a prime example can be seen in the episode Bad Wolf Down. If you can bring yourself to watch this episode, you will see what I mean. Be warned, the writer of this episode also wrote The Sarah Silverman Program, which is my opinion is a far more terrifying project that the aforementioned episode of Creepshow, or any episode of the series thus far.
I am unimpressed with some of the "heavy hitters" they brought in to collaborate on the show. John Esposito? Credited with writing some of TWD: Webisodes. Enough said, when we all know what a disaster TWD became...Days of Our Lives with a hint of zombie. Stephen King?! The king of horror is no longer king despite the many projects he currently has in the works. How many Shining movies have you seen? If you are guilty of having only seen and or heard of the Kubrick rendition, you will understand the folly of singing King's praises as it relates to films. On a side-note, sorry to burst everyone's bubble but SK is a fraud that has used other great, yet obscure literature to "inspire" some of his "greatest" works.
You know there is a problem when one of the better episodes is written by a man best known for his work on Batman: The Animated Series, among others. David J. Schow also deserves some credit. He has worked on several noteworthy horror/sci-fi projects in the past and even though I did not enjoy his contribution to the series, I am sure others will enjoy it.
Word of advice, if you are looking for a horror anthology show to watch for the spooky season, I highly recommend Two Sentence Horror Stories which originally aired on the WB and is now currently available on Netflix. Unpresumptuous, suspenseful horror that leaves you satisfied with a slight thirst for more.