10 TV Shows That Are Awesome If You Ignore The First Season
Marvel Studios first live action TV en devour was to say the least, much less thrilling than their first in the film world. Agents of SHIELD does become worth watching, but the burn is so slow in the first season and the payoff is so minimal that it may be worth just waiting for the second season to hit Netflix and start there.
Buffy The Vampire Slayer
Long before Joss Whedon ever made our dreams come true with The Avengers, he worked on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Honestly, this show is nothing shy of fantastic but it did take its sweet time to find its legs. Just move right on to season two but if you haven’t watched this yet, do yourself a favor and do it.
Fringe sort of became the sci-fi TV show we were all waiting for, say for its somewhat unimpressive first season. The first season wasn’t bad, but it felt much more average than the later seasons. Still, give the rest of it a show if you’ve been looking for some great TV sci-fi.
Who doesn’t love The Simpsons? I mean, really. I shouldn’t have to try and convince anyone how great the show is. Though, after being on for more than 20 (pushing thirty) years, the show looks a lot different than it used to and in spite of what anyone says, the first season is borderline unwatchable now.
Star Trek: The Next Generation
Say what you will Trekkies, but Next Generation is the best Star Trek series in TV history. Yes, the original run was iconic, but it cant touch Next Gen. That is, if you ignore the somewhat ridiculous first season. Honestly the show holds up really well if you re-watch it, but there is no real need to revisit the first season beyond a couple of ok moments. It found its legs later.
This show is starting to feel like it has been on for 100 seasons, but there is a reason for that. Supernatural is shamelessly entertaining, even if it is starting to get a bit repetitive. The first season does the meat of this show no justice and it for at least 6 years was the best show in its respective genre on TV.
Full disclosure: The Office is one of my favorite shows of all time and I will defend every last season and episode to the death. That being said, the first season would probably be better enjoyed as sort of a prequel. Watch 2-9 and than backtrack to the first season. It will be more fun that way.
Saturday Night Live
Saturday Night Live has been a weekly ritual for 40 years now and there is a great reason for that. It has spawned some of the most memorable pop culture icons and moments of all time in that span of time. However, many people who watch the show today don’t realize just how different the first season of the show was and it has evolved for the better.
The TV equivalent of Buffy’s sexy step brother, Angel turned out to be a surprisingly great spin-off. Much like its sister show though, it needed some time to gestate. Initially it very much felt like a cash grab but really found its legs later on.
Seth Macfarlane has enriched the animated comedy world forever with Family Guy, but there is a certain sector of people out there who feel American Dad is as good if not better. The show is an endless source of spit take worthy laughter, but the first season really felt thrown together and just didn’t gel. Once this show gets going though, it is truly worth your time.
Post by Ryan Scott