Go Back  DVD Talk Forum > Entertainment Discussions > TV Talk
Reload this Page >

What shows did you miss the first season of, but ended up liking?

TV Talk Talk about Shows on TV

What shows did you miss the first season of, but ended up liking?

Old 05-18-08, 11:21 AM
  #1  
Needs to Contact Admin about multiple accounts
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Winston Salem, NC
Posts: 2,806
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
What shows did you miss the first season of, but ended up liking?

Did you ever get into a show after the first season or halfway thru the run that you had never seen an episode of before, but then got hooked?

With all the shows out there - some good, some bad - it inevitably happens.

For me my main show that happened with is 'CSI: Las Vegas'. I think Season 8 just wrapped, but it was only a couple of months ago that my wife and I caught an episode and now we're hooked. We've been using Netflix to start from the beginning and have so far made it thru to half way thru Season 4 and are really enjoying it.
Old 05-18-08, 12:04 PM
  #2  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 6,306
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Very few shows have I watched from the beginning. Pretty much all the shows I watch now I had to "catch up" through dvd.

The Office, 24, CSI, Hell's Kitchen. I enjoy How I Met Your Mother, but don't watch it religiously. That one I didn't even go back and watch the previous seasons. I just started watching it last year. I really don't watch much tv so I don't have many examples. The only show in recently memory I can think of that I started watching right from the start and enjoyed was the Sarah Conner Terminator show.
Old 05-18-08, 12:18 PM
  #3  
DVD Talk Legend
 
calhoun07's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Posts: 14,402
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
How I Met Your Mother
Seinfeld
Deep Space Nine
Old 05-18-08, 12:36 PM
  #4  
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
JohnSlider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Detroit, Michigan PSN: JohnSlider
Posts: 3,507
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I can't stand not seeing the first season, if it is something I think I will like I will rent/buy the first season and watch it. If I happen to blindly catch a random episode of a series and like it I will rent/buy the first seasons before I watch anymore. It's a pet-peeve of mine to have seen the beginning before seeing the rest. The only exceptions are things like The Munsters, and older sitcoms.
Old 05-18-08, 12:40 PM
  #5  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 5,320
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Too many to count.

The Shield
American Gothic
Battlestar Galactica
CSI
Law & Order SVU
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Angel
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Many, many more. I almost said House, but I only missed the first 3 eps. Not a major miss there.
Old 05-18-08, 01:14 PM
  #6  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
Join Date: May 1999
Location: Larryville, GA
Posts: 2,155
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
30 Rock
Old 05-18-08, 01:34 PM
  #7  
Senior Member
 
leacha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Colorado
Posts: 523
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Every show I watch now is a season or two behind. After getting hooked on too many shows (John Doe, Keen Eddie, Kidnapped, etc.) and then seeing them cancelled pissed me off to no end. I only watch established shows on DVD now.
Old 05-18-08, 01:35 PM
  #8  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Gizmo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Formerly known as "GizmoDVD"/Southern CA
Posts: 30,424
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
'Til Death

I don't think American Gothic counts since it only had 1 season...
Old 05-18-08, 01:53 PM
  #9  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Seattle
Posts: 2,712
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Alias
House
NCIS

All during the third season, believe it or not.

It's pretty rare for me to get into a show without having seen at least one or two first season episodes, even if it was just by chance.
Old 05-18-08, 02:00 PM
  #10  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Rosemount, MN
Posts: 32,140
Likes: 0
Received 20 Likes on 13 Posts
Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Started in Season 3 and backtracked through VHS trading. And Battlestar Galactica - watched the first season on DVD and picked it up on TV when Season 2 started.

Otherwise I watch shows I'm interested in from the first episode. If something gets a season or two in, obviously it wasn't something I wanted to see anyway.
Old 05-18-08, 02:18 PM
  #11  
DVD Talk Godfather
 
DJariya's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: La Palma, CA
Posts: 56,923
Received 14 Likes on 9 Posts
As for current shows I watch:

Grey's Anatomy (started in season 2)

Survivor (started with the Thailand edition)

The Amazing Race (started in season 3)

Top Chef (started last season with Miami)

Pretty much everything else I have watched since episode 1.
Old 05-18-08, 02:33 PM
  #12  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 2,326
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
The Wire
House
How I Met Your Mother
One Tree Hill
Top Chef
Everwood
Nip/Tuck
Prison Break (not so much lately, but I liked season 2 a lot and I thought season 1 was great when I went back and watched the dvd's.)
Old 05-18-08, 02:46 PM
  #13  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Southside Virginia
Posts: 6,457
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Started in season 2 or later, but caught the show during its run:
Angel
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
ER
Gilmore Girls
Newsradio
Oz (watched on DVD exclusively starting with season 1 but it was after season 2 started)
The Sopranos (watched on DVD exclusively starting with season 1 but it was after season 2 started)

Caught the show after season 1 but before season 2 started (thanks to reruns):
Jericho
The Shield

I have caught up on several shows I began watching only after the show was done, so I'm not counting them.

Last edited by Jimmy James; 05-18-08 at 02:49 PM.
Old 05-18-08, 03:01 PM
  #14  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Maryland, USA
Posts: 968
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Babylon 5. I saw some of the pilot and thought to myself, "this is so cheesy, it won't even last a season." For some reason I started to watch it sometime in the middle of the 2nd season and got really hooked.
Old 05-18-08, 04:17 PM
  #15  
DVD Talk Hero
 
davidh777's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Home of 2013 NFL champion Seahawks
Posts: 42,239
Received 8 Likes on 8 Posts
Of the shows I currently watch, I picked up Survivor with the second season and Smallville with the fourth season (I know, I know). In both cases, I have the earlier seasons on DVD but haven't gone back to watch. American Idol I started watching in the sixth season, but like Survivor that's a little different from picking up a scripted show midway.

Lost and Chuck I picked up mid-first season.
Old 05-18-08, 04:39 PM
  #16  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
tommyp007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Kingsport, TN
Posts: 5,734
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Survivor
Dancing With The Stars
Amazing Race
CSI
Sopranos
Buffy
Old 05-18-08, 05:30 PM
  #17  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Burbank, California
Posts: 602
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
House, Top Chef, Hell's Kitchen.
Old 05-18-08, 05:37 PM
  #18  
DVD Talk Godfather
 
Michael Corvin's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 1999
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 58,108
Received 19 Likes on 11 Posts
Coincidentally I hopped on to these at the third season mark and backtracked:

NYPD: Blue
the X-files
The Unit
24
Scrubs

Pretty much everything else I watch I was there from day one.
Old 05-18-08, 05:43 PM
  #19  
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
That'sAllFolks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 3,720
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Actually I can't think of any show that I watched from season 1 and liked except
Greatest American Hero
ST:TNG
Newhart
Old 05-18-08, 05:52 PM
  #20  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Trencher's Farm
Posts: 1,992
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I was late to the party on several shows that I now swear by or watch religiously:

Seinfeld
The Amazing Race
Survivor
Buffy
Old 05-18-08, 06:14 PM
  #21  
Premium Member
 
The Cow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Grazing in a field somewhere...
Posts: 20,952
Received 4 Likes on 3 Posts
Firefly
Old 05-18-08, 06:16 PM
  #22  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Seattle
Posts: 2,165
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
The Office
Criminal Minds (saw an excellent episode while traveling on business and had to circle back to S1, but continued with S2 in parallel)
Old 05-18-08, 07:41 PM
  #23  
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 121
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
survivor
the shield
24
Old 05-18-08, 08:00 PM
  #24  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Drexl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: St. Louis, MO
Posts: 16,011
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Seinfeld has to be an answer for lots of people, considering how the first season was so short and not that successful.

Wasn't Cheers also not a ratings grabber in its first season?

These were back when you didn't have a way of starting at the beginning like you do now.
Old 05-18-08, 09:29 PM
  #25  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 39,292
Received 16 Likes on 13 Posts
How I Met Your Mother
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Six Feet Under

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.