Re: 10 Reason ST:DS9 Misjudged
And even serialised shows sometimes use the plot device "Previously on ..... " where the viewer is shown albeit very briefly things that occured in previous episodes that are saliant to the episode.
I never bought the notion that you had to watch every episode of a serialized show or none at all.
"You know. 1966? Seventy-nine episodes, about thirty good ones." - Phillip Fry describing Star Trek, Futurama