While I cannot guarantee it'll make the series better in the short run, why not make this a 'First Timer's Watch Thread' and let us know what you think of it as you go through. Doesn't have to be episode-by-episode or anything, but you'll find all us Niners have a way of easing First Watchers through the rougher earlier seasons without being too spoilerish about it.
Sounds like fun! Thank you!
By the time you finish watching season seven, you'll ask yourself "how could I have ignored something this great????"
Because I saw a couple of episodes on TV and they made little sense. I promised myself I would only watch it when I had the opportunity to see the whole thing in order.