I'm just saying.
I have purchased season one of The X-Files, and cannot get over the endless love of Mulder just being eccentric and not totally INSANE and Scully being badly-dressed and really really hoping to have a life, and them totally defending each other up and down despite knowing each other for like eight minutes only! It is fabulous. I spend most of my time yelling "RUN AWAY, SCULLY! RUN!" at the TV.
And I'm still working on the first season of Star Trek: TNG, which is quite possibly the 'shippiest season of them all. Seriously! They just hadn't all settled into Being Friends And A Family And Having Good Hair yet or something. Troi and Riker still have no idea how to talk to each other without flailing angstily, and Crusher is pretty much throwing herself down in Picard's path and begging him to notice her every other episode. And it's not just subtext! I just finished re-watching "We'll Always Have Paris," and there's a whole scene where Troi comes to check up on Beverly's mental state because Picard's mooning over someone else, and Crusher's all "I can't compete with a ghost from his past!" (Which is especially bizarre because Crusher herself is a ghost from Picard's past, but that's neither here nor there.) I'm not used to this sort of scripted UST! People aren't supposed to admit things like this out loud on sci-fi shows!
It's really fun to watch these episodes and try to figure out where things change -- when the characters start to click together and behave like we'd expect them to after the initial shakedown season.
First Seasons: Yay or Nay?
Yay! THEY ARE SO WEE AND CUTE!!
Nay! It's just painful to watch shows before they hit their stride.
Eh, I'll watch it if it's on.
OH GOD, SPARE ME FROM RIKER WITHOUT A BEARD!
Oh illustrious and geeky friends list: Pick a show, any show -- what's your favourite first-season moment?