I am struggling to get through the first fews eps of Buffy for so many reasons and so will strongly recommend Farscape.
Stick with it. Season 1 amounts to a bunch of standalone horror trope spoofs (which is actually why I liked it, personally). Season 2 is very strong and more acr-driven. If you're not sold by the time you get to the S2 finale, you're not going to like it any better. But I think there's brilliance in every season.