As I said earlier, The Gathering IS worth watching - if only for completeness' sake - but MotFL works just as well as an introduction, and the events of TG are talked about in TWP (which is one reason I think TWP is one of S1's essential episodes [I'll talk more about that later]).
Yea, I don't understand why, but, The Gathering
seems to give many such a visceral reaction and bad taste in their mouth, that they aren't able to get into the series even with MotFL the other fine episodes of S1. There seems to be a much better success rate using MotFL as the introduction
I saw The Gathering
and S1 - S5 as they aired, and I enjoyed The Gathering
One Day I hope to be the Man my Cat thinks I am
Where are we going? And why are we in this Handbasket?