My point exactly. How much better was "33" than the pilot episode that preceded it? Worlds better.
In other words, B&C may not have been outstanding, but nothing says any subsequent episodes wouldn't be far better.
I missed your point, then. Sorry about that!
I'm not sure B&C would've gotten much better over time, though. It had much lower ambitions in terms of storytelling. It just wanted to be a war show.