If they find the first season crap, then Babylon 5 likely isn't their kind of show. Sorry, not buying "absolute sense."
have missed the part where I said I probably would not have stuck with the show based on the first season.
Obviously if I'm arguing for the value of the AV Club's approach, I must be someone who thinks the series improved later on and that watching the show was not a complete waste of time.
So I do not follow where your problem is.
I don't know why, because I enjoyed B5 S1, for the most part, from the get go, but, yea, S1 is struggle for alot of people to get through. There were a few episodes in S1, I didn't care for in first run (most of them I found a new appreciation for on rewatches, being able to see how they fit into the picture as a whole, and being able to seperate A stories that weren't so good from B stories that were [IE: TKO
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